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) by 2nd November 2015.
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 14th of October 2015. In addition, If you registered online, you will be sent an email after 4pm on 14th October 2015. 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 1st March 2016 by the LA or if you applied online and provided a valid email address you will be notified by email after 4pm. 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 17th March 2016.
The Planned Admission Number for this School in September 2016 is 180 boys.
Update March 2016: We have now offered 180 places, our planned admission number. All inner circle and named parish applicants with Grammar Assessments have been offered a place. Our final determining factor for places is distance (not in inner circle or named parishes) and we went out to 7.03 miles.
If you have not been offered a place please do visit http://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/school-places/after-you-get-your-school-offer to find out about waiting lists and appealing.
For further information you may wish to look at the Admissions to secondary schools webpage 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 03000 412121 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively write to: Admissions & Transport, Education & Libraries, Invicta House, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1XX.