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Only Connect

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
From a Fine Mind to a Good Heart

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. In this way, we encourage the boys to make their own connections as they continue their journey through Tonbridge and beyond.

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Tonbridge School aims to provide a caring and enlightened environment in which the talents of each individual flourish.