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Borden Grammar School for Boys
Avenue of Remembrance, ME10 4DB, UK Sittingbourne
+44 (0)1795 424192


Borden Grammar School was founded as an independent day and boarding school in 1878, the original building is now the Adult Education Centre off College Road. In 1928 the present main building was completed; the Short Building was added in 1998. The school is now a Voluntary Controlled Grammar School for day boys.

The school badge has a navy field divided by a gold chevron. On the field there are three crescents representing sons of sons - the generations of boys educated here. Our motto nitere porro means "to strive forward".

Around the school you will notice many memorials to past boys. The Cricket Pavilion is dedicated to the boys who were killed in the Great War. The school clock tower is dedicated to the boys who were killed in World War II. A third war memorial is found in the entrance hall; there is a plaque over the door and memorial book in a glass case.

Early academic memorials are found in the Old Hall, and you will find rooms, benches and paintings dedicated to former staff and boys. In the library there are many books written or published by Old Boys of this school.

At Borden, our overriding aim is to ensure that pupils fulfil their potential in a caring, supportive and challenging environment. We wish them to develop lively and enquiring minds and a healthy lifestyle. At the same time there is a strong emphasis on the need to behave responsibly and maturely, and consider the needs of others.



Choices at A Level

Over 90% of Year 11 pupils normally move on to study at A Level where they are joined by pupils from other schools.  The majority of pupils entering the Sixth Form will be expected to take four AS Levels (in most cases examined at the end of Year 12) together with an AS Level in General Studies.  The remainder will take three AS Levels and General Studies.  In Year 13 all pupils will be expected to take at least three A2 Levels (the second half of A Level) and will continue with General Studies.  Some students will continue with four subjects (plus General Studies) at A2 and a small number may discontinue one and take an alternative AS.  The opportunity to do this will depend on the constraints of the timetable and on demand.  Choices are detailed in the table below.









Business Studies


Other subjects not taught


Maths & Further Maths (Double Maths)

at Borden may, timetable

Computing Science

Music (Taught at Highsted Grammar)

permitting, be taken at

Design Technology


Highsted or Fulston Manor


Religious Studies


English Literature



Film Studies

Sports Studies






Religious Education and Acts of Collective Worship

Parents have the right to withdraw their children from religious education and/or collective worship.  Arrangements should be made with the Headteacher.



Choices at GCSE

Pupils are invited to choose from a range of options as detailed in the table below.  The choice will be made in the light of discussion with teachers at the Year Nine Parents’ Evening and with the help of a booklet giving details of all courses and of the options available.  In addition all boys in Years 10 and 11 will follow courses in Physical Education and, unless withdrawn on parental request, in Religious Studies in Year Ten.











Any THREE subjects not




already selected from

English Literature


Group B




(Triple Award)


Design Technology















Information Technology






Physical Education



Religious Studies





Please select an item from below.

Items may be downloaded as PDF Files.


Year 7 Homework Timetable 2007/2008

Year 8 Homework Timetable 2007/2008

Year 9 Homework Timetable 2007/2008


Admission to Secondary School: Placing a Grammar School amongst your choices.


Information about Admissions


A guide for Parents with pupils starting in September


Extra – curricular guidance and Code of Conduct


The School and PE department are particularly proud of the extra curricular sport that it offers.  It should be an honour to represent Borden at sport.  Playing for the school should give a sense of pride and satisfaction.  Above all else, we aim to make the experience enjoyable for all pupils.  The purpose of the following guidelines is to set high standards of behaviour and to ensure that all players, from year 7 to year 13 know what is expected of them.  If we all follow these guidelines school sport at Borden will continue to be enjoyable and we hope successful.


Fair Play

Players are always expected to play within the rules and should respect officials and opponents.  This means that all players should always make every effort to thank referees and umpires, and should always shake the hands of opponents after the game.


Club v’s School

Very occasionally, there are clashes between clubs and school.  The school appreciates the tremendous amount of work done by clubs for players in school teams.  Where possible school fixtures will not interfere with club matches, but on some occasions this can be unavoidable and players are expected to represent the school when there is such a clash.  In football, the Kent Schools FA is in agreement with the FA that players must play in their school games before club matches.  The school expects such commitment in all other sports.  It is also important to be careful about how much you play during a week since whilst growing extra stress on joints can be damaging.



All players are expected to wear school uniform to and from matches.  It creates a good impression if teams arrive and leave smartly turned out.  This applies to all fixtures including where appropriate Saturday morning matches.  Players should also make sure they bring along the correct playing kit, players should check the kit details on the team sheet.  When players are selected for district and county squads it is also common practice to wear school uniform to and from fixtures.



It is a player’s responsibility to make sure they inform the teacher in charge if they are unable to play in a match or attend training.  This gives the teacher plenty of time to organise replacements.  Dropping out on the day of a game for poor reasons is unacceptable and lets team mates down.  Check the PE notice board for details of games, training and meetings.  It is also important to make sure you make suitable arrangements for getting home afterwards.




Discipline / Behaviour

As a department we actively encourage good discipline and behaviour off the field as well as on it.  With a number of extra curricular activities happening after school or involving boys being taken out of lessons it is important that pupils maintain good levels of discipline and behaviour throughout the school.


The majority of players already follow these guidelines and we appreciate the commitment and enthusiasm of these pupils.  However, there have been some instances of players letting team mates and the school down, either through poor behaviour or by pulling out of fixtures.


Take your school sport seriously and remember that it is enjoyable when done properly.  Finally, try to say thank you to the teacher who takes your training session or fixture.  They are giving up their free time so that you can enjoy your sport at Borden.


Please continue to support school sport and set yourself high standards.


Mr C Brinn

Director of PE and School Sport


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