About Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys
Headteacher: Amanda Simpson
Location: Tunbridge Wells (TN4 9XB)
Type of School: Community Boys Grammar School
Kent Age range: 11 - 18
Gender: Boys with mixed Sixth Form
Number of students: 1178 plus 328 at Sixth Form
Average class size: 30 in KS3, 23 in KS4, 15 in Sixth Form
Number of teaching and support staff: 160
Date school established: 1956
External recognition: Good Ofsted and Investors in Careers Award
The School Context
Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys is a successful and popular selective 11-18 dual-site school, with a site in Tunbridge Wells and a brand new site based in Sevenoaks.
At Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys, our curriculum is underpinned by our school values of respect, excellence and determination. Our broad academic curriculum, delivered through the scheduled delivery of lessons and the diverse range of co-curricular activities, provides our students with the opportunity to develop into the individuals we know that they have the potential to become.
We are extremely proud of our excellent academic record and (as a selective school) are committed to achieving the highest standards. That said, our philosophy at Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys is that education is about personal development and should give young people every opportunity to explore and learn about the world around them. We hope to empower our students not only to achieve academic excellence but also to develop into global citizens who will go on to make a positive contribution to society.
Staff will benefit from a positive working environment, with strong support for professional development and specialist teaching rooms. We aim for high standards and the pursuit of academic excellence, helping every student to reach their full potential through the development of skills, concepts and knowledge, within the framework of a caring community. Relationships between staff and students are based on trust, mutual respect and a determination to succeed.
Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys offers Initial Teacher Training (ITT) and other subject specialist training through the Kaizen Teaching School Alliance.
Living and working in Tunbridge Wells
Tunbridge Wells and its immediate environment present an ideal location in which to live and work. The elegance of the Pantiles with its variety of excellent shops and restaurants, the beauty of the surrounding countryside, especially The High Weald, and the wide range of cultural and sporting facilities ensure that there is much to encourage even the most dedicated professional to enjoy some relaxation. The surrounding villages provide excellent residential property within a commutable distance. Tunbridge Wells is also within an hour’s reach of London and is well-served by Gatwick Airport, Ebbsfleet and Ashford for Eurostar connections.
The School benefits from its proximity to Tunbridge Wells Sports Centre. Staff receive a discounted membership. Facilities include swimming pool, diving pool, all the latest gym & fitness equipment, an extensive programme of group exercise classes, indoor cycling studio, kids soft play, café and high-spec changing rooms.
TWGSB staff benefits include:
Teacher/Support Staff Pension contribution
Free Flu Vaccinations
Employee Assistant Programme via Health Assure
Free Eye Tests
Paid Moving Day
Car Parking on site
Training and development opportunities
Access to Kent Rewards (inc Cycle2work, Adult Education discount, discounted high street cards and vouchers and over 1,200 national and local retailers).
Access to health and wellbeing resources.
Childcare: The Sports Centre also has a nursery which is popular with staff at TWGSB who have pre-school children.More info can be found here: https://www.twgsb.org.uk/1427/school-site-expansion