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A Complete List of Kent Grammar Schools
If you're reading this, you may be researching grammar schools, partially selective schools or schools with specific religious beliefs (such as a Church of England or Catholic School) in the Kent region. Read this page if you'd like to know more about these kinds of schools.
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How Many Grammar Schools are there in Kent?
There are 32 grammar school in the Kent region alone. There are even more schools if you count the Medway area, or if you count partially selective schools. We understand this can be quite confusing!
But it is so important that you find the right school for your child. For example, if your child has an aptitude for music or sports, you might want to find a school which caters to those specialisms.
So, I thought I would make two lists - one for the 32 grammar schools in Kent, and the other for schools in Kent which may also be partially selective or religious. The second list also includes grammar schools in Medway.
Also included is a brief summary of the grammar schools mentioned (and their respective website links). Hopefully this gives you an idea of the school's character.
A List of Grammar Schools in Kent
1. Barton Court Grammar School
Barton Court Grammar School (formerly Canterbury Technical School for Girls and Barton Court Grammar School for Girls) is an 11-18 mixed Academy of Excellence in Canterbury, Kent, England. It has Foreign Language College status and offers A-Levels.
Barton Court Grammar School
DFE Number: 5444
2. Borden Grammar School
Borden Grammar School is a grammar school with academy status in Sittingbourne, Kent, England, which educates boys aged 11–18. A small number of girls have also been admitted to the Sixth Form. The school holds specialist status in sports.
Borden Grammar School
Ave Of Remembrance
DFE Number: 4527
3. Chatham & Clarendon Grammar School
Chatham & Clarendon Grammar School is a co-educational grammar school in Ramsgate, Kent, England, formed as a result of the merger of the boys-only Chatham House Grammar School and girls-only Clarendon House Grammar School in September 2011.
Chatham and Clarendon Grammar School is based across three main sites. The Chatham House site is where Year 7, 8 and 9 students are based, whereas Year 10 and 11 are based at the Clarendon House site. The Sixth Form Centre is where the Sixth Form students are based, but regularly have lessons across all three sites.
DFE Number: 5462
4. Cranbrook School
Cranbrook School (formerly Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School) is a co-educational state funded boarding and day grammar school in the market town of Cranbrook, Kent, England.
Selection is made of pupils at age 11 and 13.
DFE Number: 5416
5. Dane Court Grammar School
Dane Court Grammar School is a coeducational grammar school with academy status in Broadstairs, Kent, UK with approximately 1,249 pupils.
DFE Number: 5460
6. Dartford Grammar School
Dartford Grammar School is a selective secondary (ages 11–19) foundation school for boys in Dartford, Kent, England, which admits girls to its sixth form (ages 16–18). All of the students joining the school are considered to be from the top 25% of the ability range, as determined by the 11-Plus examinations.
The students come from Dartford, neighbouring towns and villages, and nearby London boroughs, as well as an increasing number of students from Essex. The current roll is 1,203, including 461 in the sixth form.
It is the brother school of Dartford Grammar School for Girls.
DFE Number: 5406
7. Dartford Grammar School for Girls
Dartford Grammar School for Girls is a grammar school for girls in Dartford, Kent, England. Formerly known as Dartford County School, the school opened in 1904. It is the sister school of Dartford Grammar School for Boys.
DFE Number: 5411
8. Dover Grammar School for Boys
Dover Grammar School for Boys (DGSB) is a selective secondary school located in Dover, United Kingdom, whose origins can be traced back to the Education Act (the 'Balfour Act') of 1902.
Originally founded as the Dover County School for Boys and Girls with locations behind the Dover Town Hall and on Priory Hill, the co-educational arrangements were early on prohibited by the Kent Education Committee.
Dover Grammar School for Boys now occupies a prominent position overlooking the town of Dover on Astor Avenue. Its sister school is located in Frith Road and known as the Dover Grammar School for Girls (DGSG).
DFE Number: 5459
9. Dover Grammar School for Girls
Dover Grammar School for Girls is a community grammar school for girls, aged between 11 and 16, and a joint sixth-form with boys between the age of 16 and 18, in Dover, England.
DFE Number: 4109
10. Folkestone School for Girls
The Folkestone School for Girls (FSG) is an all-girls grammar school with academy status in Folkestone, Kent, England, next to Sandgate Primary School on Coolinge Lane.
The school, in its current form, on its current site and under its current name, started in 1983. Its history goes much further back, however, to 1905 as the Folkestone County School for Girls. There is a Folkestone School Old Girls' Association with further information and some 800 members, including from various of the current school's predecessors, which, along the way have merged. The previous names were various:
The Grange (at Shorncliffe Road)
Folkestone County Technical School for Girls
Folkestone Technical High School for Girls
Folkestone County Grammar School for Girls
The boys' grammar school is called the Harvey Grammar School.
DFE Number: 5437
11. Gravesend Grammar School
Gravesend Grammar School is a selective grammar school with academy status located in Gravesend, Kent, England. The school accepts boys at age 11 by examination accepting a cohort of the top 15-20% and boys and girls at 16, based on their GCSE results. The school continues to strive achieving around 100% (5 A*-C including English and Maths) at GCSE level with many students obtaining >9 GCSEs at the end of Year 11.
DFE Number: 5465