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Year 9 (13+) 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 between Year 5 and 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 2024 are now CLOSED. 

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