Student with axe, and teacher explaining how to split logs.

Tonbridge School aims to provide an unsurpassed education of excellence, which includes a vibrant programme of co-curricular breadth and depth.

Wide participation is encouraged more than 20 sports, with superb indoor and outdoor facilities. Boys of all abilities are encouraged to take part and we offer as wide a choice as possible, with an emphasis on providing opportunities for all students to compete regardless of ability level. Tonbridge manages to do ‘sporting excellence’ and ‘mass participation’ equally well. 

Productions, rehearsals and drama workshops take place at the school’s own EM Forster Theatre. There is a strong tradition of musical excellence, with regular performances and concerts.

The school offers a wide range of activities through clubs and societies, musical and dramatic groups and the popular Combined Cadet Force. There are more than 20 societies, including Junior Science, Beekeeping, Rocketry, Debating, Principia, Mahjong, Robotics and Conservation – the latter includes coppicing and looking after pigs!

Bridge The Gap was started by boys at the school and is about diversity. Creative Writing is thriving and sees regular trips to the Arvon Foundation.

Wide participation in co-curricular activities is encouraged at both house and school levels. Through their various pursuits boys also develop self-reliance and leadership skills, and a strong sense of social responsibility.

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