I was only able to attend Tonbridge because of my Foundation Award. I think my time there meant more to me as I wouldn’t have had that opportunity under normal circumstances. I’m sure that I tried to make my time there mean more as a result.
Tonbridge’s real strength is the teaching. In any school I would have been able to make friends, pass exams and ‘get through’ my school years. However, there are very few in which I would have had as much access to teachers, experts in their fields who encouraged us all to study beyond what they taught in class. I don’t know if I would have been able to go on to Oxford and study my dream course in PPE without the help and support of my teachers. I highly doubt it. Even if I had not been thankful for anything else, I’d be grateful to Tonbridge for giving me the ambition and education to shoot for that goal.
- (WW 2009-2014)