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Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, and human love will be seen at its height. Live in fragments no longer.

EM Forster, Howards End

When Tonbridge alumnus EM Forster wrote in Howards End, ‘Only Connect’, he was encouraging the reader to make the connection between the head and the heart, between thought and feelings. Only then, so his argument goes, can we live a life of purpose and become a force for good.

At Tonbridge School, our aim is to help every boy forge the connection between head and heart. Here, we build connections between people, ideas, talents and enthusiasms. Life then becomes richer, which, after all, is the aim of education.