Tonbridge Grammar School
is a state-funded grammar school
, United Kingdom
. It has the Maths & Computing Specialist Status and Languages Specialist Status, as well as being a Leading Edge School. There are approximately 1050 students ranging from 11 to 18 years. It was previously known as Tonbridge Grammar School for Girls
but with the introduction of boys in the sixth form
in 2002, the school changed its name. The school motto is "Courage and Honour".
Tonbridge Grammar School for Girls began in 1905 with just 13 girls as pupils on the top floor of Tonbridge Library
. The headmistress and only teacher was Miss Taylor. The school moved to its current site in Deakin Leas in 1913, after Tonbridge Library became too small to accommodate the growing numbers.
The school achieves consistently high results in both A-Level
exams, ranking usually within the top five state schools in the county. The local boys equivalent school, The Judd School
similarly achieves exceptional A-Level and GCSE results, making the pair the most high-achieving schools in the area.TGS has local rivalry with fellow girl's grammar, Tunbridge Wells Girls Grammar School
(TWGGS). The two schools compete officially and unofficially in sports and academic achievements alike.
Notable former pupils