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Tonbridge School
Tonbridge School
Tonbridge School
Tonbridge School
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Tonbridge School
Tonbridge
806 pupils, ages 13-18
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Tonbridge School

It is with experience, passion and rigour that we strive to get under the skin of a school and help parents understand why they would send their children there. But at Tonbridge School, we have simply been left wondering ‘Why wouldn’t they?’ Academically astounding yet highly emotionally intelligent; big on community spirit; filled to the brim with a wonderfully refreshing mix of pupils; and faultless at turning out charming boys ready to tackle an ever-changing world, Tonbridge sets itself apart from the rest. Tonbridge boasts one of the finest campuses we’ve come a...
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Crickets playing a match in front of Tonbridge School
Actor on stage wearing a long blue velvet coat
Boys in striped tops sitting on the grass by some rugby posts
Science teacher showing an image on a large screen
Boys playing violins
Boys in white shirts, goggle and aprons in CT class
Boy in a grey blazer and tie taking a plate of food
Boys and teacher launching a red rocket outside on the grass
Boy in a white lab coat and safety goggles doing a science experiment
Boy in a dark suit and tie in class with a teacher wearing a red tartan jacket
Aerial view of Tonbridge School
External image of Tonbridge with lots of pink blossom on the ground

School Updates

  • Wisden Schools Cricketer of the Year award for Tonbridge’s Ollie Sykes

    Former Tonbridge student Ollie Sykes has been named the Wisden Schools Cricketer of the Year.
    Wisden Schools Cricketer of the Year award for Tonbridge’s Ollie Sykes
  • ‘A place to think, breathe and grow’: Tonbridge named as a top school in Carfax Index

    Tonbridge is listed as one of the UK’s best independent senior schools in a prestigious international guide for parents.
    ‘A place to think, breathe and grow’: Tonbridge named as a top school in Carfax Index
  • From Oxford to Cambridge Schools’ Debating: Tonbridge students excel in both competitions

    Two Tonbridge teams emerged with great credit during Finals Day at the Oxford Schools’ debating competition.
    From Oxford to Cambridge Schools’ Debating: Tonbridge students excel in both competitions
  • Rapturous reception for Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Tchaikovsky’s Fourth

    Tonbridge School’s Symphony Orchestra delighted those attending its latest performance in the Chapel of St Augustine.
    Rapturous reception for Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Tchaikovsky’s Fourth
  • CCF Inspection Day welcomes Chaplain of the Fleet and Army Band Tidworth

    A total of 200 Tonbridge cadets took part in the School’s annual CCF Inspection Day on Wednesday 13 March.
    CCF Inspection Day welcomes Chaplain of the Fleet and Army Band Tidworth
  • Tonbridge School welcomes Will May as its Chief Operating Officer

    Will May has been appointed as Tonbridge School’s Chief Operating Officer.
    Tonbridge School welcomes Will May as its Chief Operating Officer
  • Renowned international pianist delivers ‘masterclass’ for Tonbridge musicians

    Professor Eleanor Wong, one of Hong Kong’s foremost musicians, came to Tonbridge on Friday 1 March to give a piano masterclass to five students.
    Renowned international pianist delivers ‘masterclass’ for Tonbridge musicians
  • From atoms to the stars: Students share ideas and research at Tonbridge Science Conference

    There was an air of collaboration and discovery during Tonbridge School’s latest Science Conference, which took place on Friday 1 March.
    From atoms to the stars: Students share ideas and research at Tonbridge Science Conference
  • ‘The pursuit of academic excellence’: Tonbridge receives a Crystal Award for top exam performances

    Tonbridge has received a national award in recognition of its boys’ outstanding results in the most recent A-level and GCSE examinations.
    ‘The pursuit of academic excellence’: Tonbridge receives a Crystal Award for top exam performances
  • Distinctions, Golds and ‘Top in the country’ for Tonbridge students in latest Maths competitions

    Tonbridge boys achieved excellent results in the British Mathematical Olympiad Round 2 (BMO2) and the Intermediate Mathematical Challenge (IMC), both of which took place in the previous half-term.
    Distinctions, Golds and ‘Top in the country’ for Tonbridge students in latest Maths competitions
  • Tonbridge’s Upper Sixth will be taking up places at leading universities across the world

    Tonbridge’s Upper Sixth students will be heading to many leading universities across the world, including Oxford and Cambridge, later this year.
    Tonbridge’s Upper Sixth will be taking up places at leading universities across the world
  • MIT students share expertise with boys as Tonbridge embarks on Global Teaching programme

    Tonbridge has launched a partnership with Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston and becomes one of the first schools in the UK to deliver MIT’s Global Teaching Labs programme.
    MIT students share expertise with boys as Tonbridge embarks on Global Teaching programme
  • Lower School Concert showcases talents of more than a hundred young musicians

    More than 100 boys performed in Tonbridge’s latest Lower School Concert on Friday 1 December.
    Lower School Concert showcases talents of more than a hundred young musicians
  • Tonbridge once more listed among nation’s best schools in prestigious Sunday Times guide

    Tonbridge has consolidated its position as one of the country’s leading schools following the publication of the latest Sunday Times ‘Parent Power’ Schools Guide.
    Tonbridge once more listed among nation’s best schools in prestigious Sunday Times guide
  • Tonbridge teams put in top performances in international Physics competition

    Tonbridge students excelled in the International Physics Brawl, an annual online event which tests subject knowledge and problem-solving skills.
    Tonbridge teams put in top performances in international Physics competition
  • Symphony Orchestra ‘expresses the mood’ of French compositions in Autumn Concert Series

    There was a distinctively French flavour to the School’s Symphony Orchestra Concert on Friday (17 November).
    Symphony Orchestra ‘expresses the mood’ of French compositions in Autumn Concert Series
  • ‘A culture of philanthropy’: Tonbridge is a winner in the IDPE Development Awards 2023

    The School has won a prestigious national award in recognition of the success and impact of its Giving Day campaigns.
    ‘A culture of philanthropy’: Tonbridge is a winner in the IDPE Development Awards 2023
  • Bringing innovation to motorsport: Boys tackle design challenge set by The Race Media

    Product Design students from the Lower Sixth have been meeting a challenge set by The Race Media, one of the world’s leading motorsport content creators.
    Bringing innovation to motorsport: Boys tackle design challenge set by The Race Media
  • Acclaimed poet Jacob Polley visits School and reads from his award-winning work

    Award-winning poet and novelist Jacob Polley gave a reading to an audience of more than 100 students and staff at the School.
    Acclaimed poet Jacob Polley visits School and reads from his award-winning work
  • Tonbridge School ‘in the Pink’ as it raises funds for Breast Cancer Kent

    Tonbridge held its most vivid ‘Pink Day’ to date on Friday 20 October. During this annual event, the School’s students and staff stand with all those affected by breast cancer and, indeed, by cancers of all kinds.
    Tonbridge School ‘in the Pink’ as it raises funds for Breast Cancer Kent
  • ‘High-level’ House Music performances entertain sell-out crowd

    Tonbridge’s annual House Music Competition took to the stage on Thursday 12 October, with more than 200 boys demonstrating their talent and versatility before a sell-out audience at the School’s EM Forster Theatre.
    ‘High-level’ House Music performances entertain sell-out crowd
  • Productive, fulfilling and fun: Field Day gives boys the chance to learn outside the classroom

    Tonbridge’s boys had a day away from normal lessons and were able to immerse themselves in favourite activities and pursuits on Wednesday 4 October.
    Productive, fulfilling and fun: Field Day gives boys the chance to learn outside the classroom
  • Sailing Club boys put in a strong showing at RS Feva World Championships

    Sixteen members of the School’s Sailing Club competed in Italy this summer in the RS Feva World Championships.
    Sailing Club boys put in a strong showing at RS Feva World Championships
  • Tonbridge boys show ‘hard work and determination’ as they achieve excellent GCSEs

    Tonbridge boys have achieved an excellent set of GCSE and IGCSE results for 2023. In results made public on Thursday 24 August, 46 per cent of grades are at 9, the highest possible grade, and three quarters (75 per cent) are at 9 and 8 (with both grades the equivalent of A*).
    Tonbridge boys show ‘hard work and determination’ as they achieve excellent GCSEs
  • Star students: Tonbridge’s Upper Sixth achieve excellent 2023 A-level results

    Tonbridge’s students have put in outstanding performances in this year’s A-levels. In results made public today (Thursday 17 August), 42 per cent of all grades awarded to the Upper Sixth cohort are at the very highest grade of A*.
    Star students: Tonbridge’s Upper Sixth achieve excellent 2023 A-level results
  • School community shows “extraordinary generosity” as Giving Day raises £515,000

    Tonbridge’s Giving Day has, for the second year in succession, raised more than half a million pounds.
    School community shows “extraordinary generosity” as Giving Day raises £515,000
  • Two Tonbridge boys selected for prestigious International Mathematical Olympiad

    Tonbridge boys Isaac King and Alex Chui will be taking part in one of the most prestigious Maths competitions in the world this summer.
    Two Tonbridge boys selected for prestigious International Mathematical Olympiad
  • Best-selling author opens ‘Eliza Acton Cookery Classroom’ as School celebrates renowned food writer

    International best-selling author Annabel Abbs came to Tonbridge to give a talk about the hugely influential food writer and cook Eliza Acton.
    Best-selling author opens ‘Eliza Acton Cookery Classroom’ as School celebrates renowned food writer
  • Novi Sleepout for Porchlight is a record-breaking success

    All of Tonbridge’s 153 First Years (Novi), as well as two exchange students from Australia, took part in the School’s annual Sleepout in support of the charity Porchlight
    Novi Sleepout for Porchlight is a record-breaking success
  • Leading by example: New Head and Deputy Heads of School set out their goals

    Lower Sixth student James Allan (WH4) has been appointed as Tonbridge’s Head of School for the 2023-24 academic year. James will be assisted in his duties by James Tam (MH4) and George Glen (SH4), named as Deputy Heads.
    Leading by example: New Head and Deputy Heads of School set out their goals
  • Tonbridge’s excellence at A-level and GCSE earns a Crystal Award

    Tonbridge has received a national award in recognition of its outstanding results in the most recent A-level and GCSE examinations.
    Tonbridge’s excellence at A-level and GCSE earns a Crystal Award
  • Heading for higher education: Record number of offers for School’s Upper Sixth

    Tonbridge’s Upper Sixth cohort has received a record number of offers from a wide range of top universities worldwide.
    Heading for higher education: Record number of offers for School’s Upper Sixth
  • Young scientists share research at Tonbridge’s Annual Science Conference

    More than 100 students from schools across the UK came together to present and share their research at Tonbridge’s Annual Science Conference on Friday 10 March.
    Young scientists share research at Tonbridge’s Annual Science Conference
  • Tonbridge cadets joined by a Chinook on an excellent CCF Inspection Day

    Almost 200 Tonbridge cadets took part in the School’s annual CCF Inspection Day on Wednesday 15 March.
    Tonbridge cadets joined by a Chinook on an excellent CCF Inspection Day
  • Tonbridge named winners of National Spanish Debating Competition

    Two Tonbridge debating teams took part in the National Spanish Debating Competition for the first time on Wednesday 8 March. Hosted by North London Collegiate School, the competition saw 24 teams from 15 schools debate a range of motions.
    Tonbridge named winners of National Spanish Debating Competition
  • Number one in the world: Tonbridge students win the Trinity Maths Competition

    A Tonbridge School team has come ‘Top in the World’ in a global Maths competition.
    Number one in the world: Tonbridge students win the Trinity Maths Competition
  • Chapel Choir performs in prestigious venues on ‘wonderful’ tour to Paris

    Tonbridge School Chapel Choir spent the start of half-term on a tour to Paris. They performed concerts at two of the best-known churches in the centre of the city: St Sulpice and St Etienne-du-Mont, singing an hour-long programme of choral music by composers including Mendelssohn, Bruckner, Guerrero, Parry and Mozart.
    Chapel Choir performs in prestigious venues on ‘wonderful’ tour to Paris
  • Tonbridge boys use Physics skills to win national safe-cracking competition

    A Tonbridge team has won the UK round of the Weizmann Get Cracking competition.
    Tonbridge boys use Physics skills to win national safe-cracking competition
  • No debate that Alex and James deserve place at Oxford Schools Finals Day!

    Tonbridge’s Alex Chan and James Tam have made it through to Finals Day in the Oxford Schools debate competition.
    No debate that Alex and James deserve place at Oxford Schools Finals Day!
  • The higher education journey starts here: Tonbridge holds Universities Fair for Lower Sixth

    The higher education journey starts here: Tonbridge holds Universities Fair for Lower Sixth
  • Tonbridge Computer Scientists come top in British Algorithmic Olympiad

    Tonbridge Computer Scientists come top in British Algorithmic Olympiad
  • See Tonbridge School in our Senior Boarding Schools Guide.

    See Tonbridge School in our Senior Boarding Schools Guide.
  • WATCH – Tonbridge: Only Connect

    WATCH – Tonbridge: Only Connect

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