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Year 7 Admissions

September 2022 entry

The pupil admission number for Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys for September 2022 is 300, comprising 210 spaces at the Tunbridge Wells site and 90 places at the Sevenoaks site. If you wish your son to be considered for a place at TWGSB you will need to name us as a preference on your Secondary Common Application Form (SCAF). You can name TWGSB only once, and you are not expressing a preference for either the Tunbridge Wells or the Sevenoaks site at this stage. Even with the additional capacity at the Annexe in Sevenoaks, we remain one school and parents are unable to specify which site they would prefer.

We will rank all successful applicants of the Kent Test who name us as a preference and who have been offered a place against our Oversubscription Criteria. KCC will offer us 300 pupils for National Offer Day and at that point we will allocate places by distance to either the main Tunbridge Wells or the Sevenoaks site. Where it is possible we will then offer students the nearest site to their home address. We will only allocate site places once we have the list of boys to whom we are going to offer a place.

The supplementary form needs to be completed ONLY if your son is eligible for Pupil Premium. This form can be found on page 17 of the Determined Secondary Admissions Arrangements below and needs returning directly to the TWGSB School Office by 31st October 2021, marked for the attention of Mrs McLaren. The SCAF needs returning directly to KCC as stated above. 

Useful dates

Application process

Thursday 21st October 2021

Kent Test Results

Monday 1st November 2021

Deadline for applications to KCC

Tuesday 1st March 2022

School Offer Day – You will be advised by email from TWGSB after 3rd March as to which campus your son has been allocated. You will be asked to accept your campus allocation by 15th March. After this date a waiting list will be in operation.

Tuesday 15th March 2022

Latest day to accept/refuse offer – you need to accept or decline the offer for a place at TWGSB by March 15th, as stated in the email/letter from KCC.*


* Please note that if you have applied for a place at TWGSB through a London borough or a local authority other than Kent, you need to inform TWGSB of your acceptance or refusal as the information is not shared with us automatically.

If you have not been offered a place at TWGSB and still wish to be considered please 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 the appeals process. See also the FAQs for TWGSB Appeals and TWGSB's defence statementYou must have named us on the SCAF to be considered for waiting list or appeal applications.

For further information you may wish to look at the Admissions to secondary schools webpage on the Kent County Council website or 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: kent.admissions@kent.gov.uk. Alternatively write to: Admissions & Transport, Education & Libraries, Invicta House, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1XX.