In year admissions

Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School welcomes applications to the school for in-year entry, however, the school is usually over-subscribed and, therefore, operates a waiting list, in cases where a place is not available. From time to time, places will become available due to change of circumstance or relocation.

Application is via the In Year Casual Application Form. Please send the completed form to The Admissions Team at the school address or email. If applying from abroad, please note, your child must be resident within the UK to sit the entrance tests (unless a Crown Servant). 

In-Year Application Form
All applicants are expected to sit entrance tests to assess suitability for selective education at TWGGS and the Admissions Office will contact you, when processing the application, with the testing arrangements. Tests are usually held over two consecutive mornings.

In-Year Test Dates 2020-2021Tests consist of Cognitive Ability and National Curriculum examinations:-

Cognitive Ability Tests:

  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Spatial Ability

National Curriculum Tests:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Foreign Language (choice of Spanish, French or German)
  • Key Stage 4 entry only - Science and chosen GCSE subjects

Any parent who has been refused a place for their daughter at Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School has a right to appeal against this decision, in accordance with section 2 of the School Admission Appeals Code. Parents who wish to lodge an appeal for an In-Year Admission should write to The Clerk to the Governors, Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School, Southfield Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 9UJ, clearly marked ‘APPEALS’ with reasons for their appeal.

Appeals will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged; parents will be notified of the date, time and venue of the appeal 10 school days prior to the appeal; and of the outcome of the appeal within 5 working days of the appeal being heard.

Admissions Appeals Procedure 2020-2021

Moving Academic Year

Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School will admit students into the appropriate academic year upon entry to the school.    Pupils will not change academic year once they have joined unless there is extenuating medical evidence which would require this.   Evidence would need to be provided by a suitability qualified professional and indicate that the pupil remaining in their current academic year group would have a serious and measurable impact on the health of that individual.

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