Dartford Grammar School
is a selective secondary (ages 11–18) foundation school for boys in Dartford
, which admits girls to its sixth form (ages 16–18). All of the students joining the school are from the top 25% of the ability range. The students come from Dartford, neighbouring towns and villages, and nearby London
boroughs, as well as an increasing number of students from Essex
. The current roll is 1242, including 461 in the sixth form. The school was founded in 1576 and has seen several different locations since this date. The current headteacher is Mr Oakes, who succeeded Mr Smith, who retired on 2 April 2009 after 23 years service at the school. The school currently has two deputy headteachers, Mr Tibbott, and Dr Kingham who was appointed as Mr Oakes' replacement.
Due to the school's 'Outstanding' Ofsted inspection in 2008, the school was given the opportunity to choose a third specialism, following Language College Status and the IB Programme; the school chose Science, which will result in an increased budget available next financial year. In 2011, the school chose to adopt the status of an Academy, which would provide extra funding to the school, although no name change was required.
In 2010, 99% of Year 11 gained 7+ grades A*-C in GCSE
exams. Most of Year 13 students proceed to university
, with a majority gaining their first or second choice of university
In 2009 and 2010, a combined total of 30 students in the sixth form... Read More