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Tonbridge School Tonbridge School School for Boys

Address: Tonbridge School High Street, Tonbridge Kent, TN9 1JP England

Description Tonbridge School Tonbridge School School for Boys

  • Location Tonbridge School (Tonbridge School): Kent, Tonbridge (40 minutes drive from London);
  • Age: 13-18 years;
  • Programs: High School, GCSE , A-level;
  • Number of pupils: 768;
  • Year of foundation Tonbridge School (Tonbridge School): 1553;
  • Type of study: separate, school for boys.

Private School for Boys Tonbridge School is a famous British boarding school for boys. Its founder is Andrew Judd. Tonbridge School has a membership in the Eton Group. The school belongs to the Association of the 12 most prestigious boarding houses in Britain.

The institution is famous for outstanding academic results of its students. Also famous for the school brought his own symphony orchestra. He is recognized as one of the best teams in the UK student community.

The institution has a high GCSE and A-level rating among private independent boarding schools in England. It ranks 11th and 29th in the TOP-50, respectively.

Entry conditions

In a prestigious school, recruitment is carried out on a competitive basis. Foreign students need a characterization from the school, an extract from the report card or a certificate of graduation from 9 classes, an ideal knowledge of English (level B2).

Each entrant is also interviewed. It often plays a decisive role in the enrollment of students. The interview allows you to assess the ambitions of the entrant, his desire for achievements, the available personal qualities and acquired communication skills. The interview also provides for computer testing. Its results are taken into account in the competitive selection of candidates for schooling at a boarding school.

Academic Programs

Tonbridge School is, above all, a quality English education. The school has no specific specialization. Students receive academic knowledge in a wide range of disciplines. At school natural sciences, humanitarian subjects, exact sciences are studied. The strongest in the educational institution are the departments of economics and political science. They are among the best in the country.

Year after year, graduates with their exam results confirm the high quality of the education received here. The average figures are A * -B for A-level - 93%, for GCSE - 96%. Annually more than 40 school graduates enter the selected programs in Oxford.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Tonbridge School Tonbridge School School for Boys

Program name

At the age of 9 at school, 13-year-old boys are actively preparing for the serious strain that awaits them on the GCSE. Also this course plays an adaptive role. Students learn a large set of subjects: English and foreign (Chinese, German, Spanish, French - to choose from) languages, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer, information technology, physical training.

Tuition fees - 12096 pounds per trimester (36288 pounds per year).

from 12 096 £ / term

10-11 year students are preparing for the GCSE. At this stage, mathematics, English, natural sciences, at least one foreign language are compulsory for studying. Students are offered a choice of 3 more subjects from the list, which includes technologies and design, music, theatrical skills, art, the foundations of religion, history, geography, Greek, Latin.

Tuition fees - 12096 pounds per trimester (36288 pounds per year).

02.09.2015 -02.07.2016
from 12 096 £ / term

The sixth form of training (12-13 years) provides for the possibility of obtaining an A-level certificate. The program is distinguished by a high level of academic load. Students at Tonbridge School are allowed to learn 4 main subjects instead of 5 (according to the standard). The choice of the boys is offered in the following languages: Latin, Greek, English, Chinese, Spanish, German, French; Geography, history, physical education, biology, chemistry, physics, technology and design, the fundamentals of religion, economics, political science and public administration, mathematics, physical education, theatrical art.

Tuition fees - 12096 pounds per trimester (36288 pounds per year).

Accommodation and food

The boys are accommodated at the school on a full board basis. On the campus there are 7 dormitories, designed for 60 people each. The residences have dining rooms, kitchens, staff.

Students 1 - 5 years of age are accommodated in 2-3-bed rooms with private facilities. For 6 years, boys live in separate apartments, including a bedroom and study. In general, every dormitory has a recreation room, a sports infrastructure.

Student meals are organized by residences. On weekends, joint dinners and barbeques are arranged so that students can communicate in an informal setting. Food is prepared in the kitchens of residences by professional chefs. Healthy eating in the Tonbridge School is marked by a special award.

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: art, biology, Business fundamentals, chemistry, Chinese, design and technology, economics, French, geography, German, Greek language, Information Technology, Latin language, maths, music, physics, political science, Public administration, Religious studies, Spanish, Theatrical art
Events list: Athletics, basketball, cricket, Dramatic circle, fencing, golf, hockey, judo, mountaineering, Music games, Rifle shooting, rugby, sailing, Squash, tennis

Events Tonbridge School Tonbridge School School for Boys

Traditionally, for British boarding schools, an extracurricular program at the Private School for Boys Tonbridge School is divided into 3 blocks. Entertainment provides for the participation of students in various activities. The boys are offered interesting excursions around the city, to London, the university centers of England. For students, local entertainment is also organized: concerts, quizzes, show programs, sports inside and between school competitions.

There are a lot of circles in the school. Students are also given the opportunity to visit clubs of interest. Boys can develop creative abilities, study optional subjects of interest to them.

The sports program is no less diverse. Infrastructural possibilities of the educational institution make it possible to engage in volleyball, tennis, water polo, swimming, squash, shooting, sailing, judo, hockey, golf, football, pentathlon, fencing, cricket, rock climbing, basketball, badminton, athletics. The program also includes orienteering. Each boy can choose one or more priority sports.


  • Tonbridge School is an advanced teaching method, excellent equipment, comfortable living conditions.
  • The prestigious boarding school has a special atmosphere. The Tonbridge School community is one of the richest in England.
  • The school attracts a convenient location. It is located in the cozy and picturesque Tonbridge just 40 minutes from the British capital.
  • There are excellent conditions for the academic, creative, physical development of adolescents in the educational institution.
  • School education takes place in small classes. Individual approach to students allows satisfying the academic needs of every teenager.
  • By specialization, the school is universal. The board pays attention to precise, natural sciences and humanitarian disciplines.
  • The musical direction is well developed in the school. Boys can get a prestigious profile education.
  • On holidays and during long days off, students can leave the campus (go home, visit British friends, etc.).

Equipment Tonbridge School Tonbridge School School for Boys

The campus of the 150-acre school unites academic buildings, sports facilities, play areas and recreation areas. The territory harmoniously combines classical Victorian buildings and modern architectural solutions.

Sports infrastructure includes a gymnasium, indoor pool, 17 tennis courts and 40 hectares of playgrounds and fields. Creative children can study in the art and design studio. Mass events take place in the theater for 350 seats.

In the academic buildings each department has its own auditor fund. Most of them also have a profile library with a reading room. The school has an extensive computer network. Its capabilities allow students to exchange educational information online.

Term dates and fees

The school year starts in September, ends in early July. After each trimester, students leave for a two-week vacation. In the summer trimester, the vacation lasts a week.

  • Autumn trimester - 02.09.2015-10.12.2015;
  • Spring trimester - 05.01.2015-16.03.2015;
  • Summer trimester - 12/04/2015 - 02/02/2015;
  • Vacation - 10/17/2015-01.11 .2015, 12.02.2015-21.02 .2015, 27.05.2015-05.06 .2015.

Additional fees:

  • registration fee - 150 pounds;
  • deposit (cost of one trimester) and confirmation of the place in the school - 12096 pounds + 1500 pounds ;
  • lessons "English as a foreign language" (EFL, for non-English-speaking students) - 1200 per term;
  • guardianship;
  • testing;
  • Visas and documents, air travel, etc.

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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