Year 9 Entry

The main entry point to Tonbridge is in Year 9 when around 150 boys join the school, of which approximately 85 are boarders and 65 are day boys. Boys entering at this stage are usually aged between 13.0 and 13.11 on 1st September of the year of entry. These age-limits are not inflexible, and slightly younger or older candidates may be accepted at the Headmaster’s discretion.

Most applications for Year 9 entry are made when boys are in Year 6, but our arrangements are sufficiently flexible to consider those who apply later. Whilst most boys will join us from a UK preparatory school, we welcome applications from primary schools or from overseas.

Applications for entry in September 2021 are now CLOSED.

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1st May 2020 Closing date for standard entry Year 9 applications for 2022
5th May 2020 Year 7 Entrance Exam for those holding Provisional Offers for 2021 entry
17th May 2020 Results of the 5th May Entrance Exam examination will be posted out
1st June 2020 Unconditional Offers issued after 5th May Entrance Exam must be accepted, so that further places may be offered according to availability of space
1st July 2020 Deadline for all Year 9 applications for 2021 entry
November 2020 November Entrance Exam for international and late applicants for 2021 entry
1st January 2021 Final date to accept Unconditional Offers for 2022 entry