Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
PUPILS
1386
AGES
11 - 18
GENDER
Boys
TYPE
Community school
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This pupil heat map shows where pupils currently attending the school live.
The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

Source: All attending pupils National School Census Data 2021, ONS
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This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the last School Census collected by the Department for Education. It is a visualisation of where pupils lived at the time of the annual School Census.

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

For some schools, the heat map may be a useful indicator of the catchment area but our heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps. Catchment area maps, published by the school or local authority, are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas for a single admission year.

This information is provided as a guide only. The criteria in which schools use to allocate places in the event that they are oversubscribed can and do vary between schools and over time. These criteria can include distance from the school and sometimes specific catchment areas but can also include, amongst others, priority for siblings, children of a particular faith or specific feeder schools. Living in an area where children have previously attended a school does not guarantee admission to the school in future years. Always check with the school’s own admission authority for the current admission arrangements.

3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school:

  1. Look at our school catchment area guide for more information on heat maps. They give a useful indicator of the general areas that admit pupils to the school. This visualisation is based on all attending pupils present at the time of the annual School Census.
  2. Use the link to the Local Authority Contact (above) to find catchment area information based on a single admission year. This is very important if you are considering applying to a school.
  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

How Does The School Perform?

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NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(24/11/21)
Full Report - All Reports
97%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths



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Progress Compared With All Other Schools

UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 12% of schools in England) Below Average (About 20% of schools in England) Average (About 37% of schools in England) Above Average (About 17% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 14% of schools in England) UNLOCK 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

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% of pupils who achieved 5+ GCSEs grade 9-4
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% of pupils who achieved GCSE grade 5 or above in both English and maths
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% 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

St John's Road
Tunbridge Wells
TN4 9XB
01892529551

School Description

Pupils are proud to attend this harmonious community. They feel safe and well cared for. Pupils show kindness and respect to one another and have no concerns about bullying. They say that should they have any worries, teachers will listen and deal with their concerns swiftly. Parents and carers are highly appreciative of the school. One parent echoed the thoughts of many by saying, ‘I could not recommend this school more highly, the children are thriving’. Everyone strives for all-round excellence. Pupils approach all aspects of school life with maturity. They benefit from the many opportunities they have to broaden their horizons and showcase their abilities and talents. Pupils value the ‘positive pathways’ reward system. They wear the badges they earn with pride. Sixth-form students play an active role. For example, they enjoy leadership responsibilities, such as well-being ambassadors, and run clubs for the younger pupils to enjoy. Leaders and teachers have very high expectations of what pupils can achieve. Pupils are enthusiastic learners. They try hard, think for themselves and enjoy working with others to tackle challenging problems. As a result, pupils love coming to school and achieve well.

Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys Parent Reviews



Average Parent Rating

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“Good”

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"> Good headmistress making improvements. However missed opportunity to network with local Tunbridge Wells boys by mixing them all up. Result is that friends live miles away, making it that much harder to maintain friendships.
“Great school”

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"> We are very pleased with the school, my son is happy and doing very well in his studies. One of the best schools in Kent in our opinion.
“Great school”

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"> We are very happy with Tunbridge Wells for boys, the teachers are polite and good at their jobs and our son is very happy there. My only suggested improvement would be longer school hours (until 4pm, at least).
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Strongly Agree 63% Agree 33% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>63, "agree"=>33, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 456 responses up to 05-12-2021
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Figures based on 456 responses up to 05-12-2021

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Figures based on 456 responses up to 05-12-2021

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Figures based on 456 responses up to 05-12-2021

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Figures based on 456 responses up to 05-12-2021

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Figures based on 456 responses up to 05-12-2021

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Figures based on 55 responses up to 05-12-2021

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Figures based on 456 responses up to 05-12-2021

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Figures based on 456 responses up to 05-12-2021

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Figures based on 456 responses up to 05-12-2021

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Figures based on 456 responses up to 05-12-2021

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Figures based on 456 responses up to 05-12-2021

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Figures based on 456 responses up to 05-12-2021

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Figures based on 456 responses up to 05-12-2021

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