The Secretary of State for Education and Skills has imposed a co-ordinated scheme on Kent for all admissions.
All parents/carers are invited to express four preferences on a Secondary Common Application Form (SCAF), which is returnable to the Local Authority (LA) via your son’s primary school by 31st October 2013 (your primary school will inform you of the date by which they need the form or you can complete the form online). Parents can express their preferences in priority order – that is 1, 2, 3 and 4. Having expressed your preferences on the SCAF, you are not in a position to change your mind at a later date. The preference order is not shared with schools.
For admission to Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys, applicants will need to have secured a “grammar” assessment as notified in a letter from the LA sent out to you on the 16th of October 2013. In addition, If you registered online, you will be sent an email after 4pm on 16th October 2013. You also need to have named this School on the Secondary Common Application Form (SCAF).
Parents will be notified of the result of the offer of a school place in a letter sent on 3rd March 2014 by the LA or if you applied online and provided a valid email address you will be notified by email after 4pm also on 3rd March 2014. The LA will therefore act as the clearing house for admissions to this School and all other secondary schools in Kent. Parents will need to reply to the offer by 21st March 2014.
The Planned Admission Number for this School in September 2014 is 180 boys.
For further information you may wish to look at the Admissions to secondary school 2014 booklet produced by Kent County Council.
Do contact the Admissions Team at Kent County Council if you need further clarification. Each boy is seen as being unique and often it is not easy to provide blanket answers to all questions on admissions. The telephone number is 01622 696565 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively write to: Admissions & Transport, Education & Libraries, Invicta House, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1XX.