Tonbridge School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Post 16
13 - 18
Boys only
Other independent school

How Does The School Perform?

Full Report
Independent Inspection Report
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
3 A levels at AAB or higher inc. two facilitating subjects

Secondary Data
Explained for parents
A level average point score
Average A level result
A level progress score
GCSE to A level
Day, Weekly and Full Boarding
Boarding Type
Scholarship Status
From £11,212
Day Fees Per Term

Progress Compared With All Other Schools

+ 0.12 A level Progress Score Well Below Average (About 5% of schools in England) Below Average (About 25% of schools in England) Average (About 48% of schools in England) Above Average (About 17% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 5% of schools in England)

School Results Over Time

2017 2018 2019 55% 67% 72%

% of pupils who achieved 3 A levels at AAB or higher

These results over time show historic performance for key exam results. We show pre-pandemic results as the fairest indicator of whether performance is up, down or stable

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School Description

Tonbridge School is one of the leading boys' boarding schools in the country and highly respected internationally. Tonbridge School aims to provide a caring and enlightened environment in which the talents of each individual flourish. We encourage boys to be creative, tolerant and to strive for academic, sporting and cultural excellence. Respect for tradition and an openness to innovation are equally valued.

Tonbridge School Reviews

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“Fantastic. Money well spent.”
My son went from an average student to an a* student at A Level and was able to get into a top 5 university within the UK. Sport is fantastic at Tonbridge as well.
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News, Photos and Open Days from Tonbridge School

Last update: 13 November 2021

Prospective parents and pupils are welcome to attend an Open Morning to find out more about Tonbridge.  

Open Mornings are held termly and planned to allow an informal visit to the school. The Headmaster, Tim Haynes, will address visitors at 10.15am in Big School. After this you will be shown around the school by pupils, then have the chance to meet with and talk to various members of Tonbridge staff.

Our next Open Morning: 

Saturday 7th May at 10.00am

Please visit our Visiting Tonbridge page for more information:

Individual Appointments

You are welcome to contact us and arrange an individual visit to the school. Visiting parents will have the opportunity to talk with the Headmaster and take a tour of the school with a boy in the Lower Sixth Form. Visits take around 2 hours.

Please email or telephone the Admissions Office to arrange a visit, or to find out specifically about the Sixth Form at Tonbridge.

Admissions Office: Mrs Veryan Larmour – [email protected] – 01732 304297

Sixth Form Open Morning

Our Open Morning for entry into the Lower Sixth Form will take place as below. If you would like to attend this open morning please aim to arrive at 9.45am in Skinners' Library where members of the teaching staff will be available. The Headmaster, Tim Haynes, will address visitors at 10am. After this address you will be shown around the school by pupils, then have a chance to meet with and talk to various members of Tonbridge staff.

Our next Sixth Form Open Morning: 

Saturday 1st October 2016 at 9.45am

The Headmaster will address visitors at 10.00am.


Tonbridge School Catchment Area Map

This school is independently managed and its admission criteria may be selective. There is no set catchment area as pupils are admitted from a wide variety of postcodes and, in the case of boarding schools, from outside the UK. Contact the school directly or visit their website for more information on Admissions Policy and Procedures.

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