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Gravesend Grammar School
Church Walk, DA12 2PR, UK Gravesend
+44 (0)1474 331893

Welcome to Gravesend Grammar School

We aim to educate young men, and latterly young women in the sixth form, who will leave us and become active and valued members of their communities. We wish, for all our students, that they should achieve as much as they can, not just academically but in other areas. We offer our young people a range of opportunities and appropriate challenges, encouraging and supporting them to grasp the opportunities and rise to the challenges.

An image of the headteacher The school may have a very traditional motto, “Consule Cunctis,” and this idea of caring for others is one to which we still subscribe. Other traditional values such as hard work, getting involved, and the pursuit of excellence are also recognised and rewarded. At the same time we are a forward-looking school that equips our students with the skills necessary to succeed in the 21st century. Our curriculum is innovative but there is still a strong focus on attainment and as a Specialist School in Maths & Computing, we are committed to using the most modern technologies to support all aspects of learning across the school.

Our recent OFSTED inspection (June 2007) confirmed:

  • This is a good school. 
  • Students make good progress through the school to achieve very high standards at GCSE.
  • The school is focussed on students' success.  Students achieve well because of good teaching and learning, an effective curriculum as well as good care and support for their individual needs.

You can view the most recent OFSTED inspection report by clicking the link below.


This area currently only has a limited amount of content.  At the moment, there is general information about the GCSE and AS courses we offer. To find out about the individual subject areas and these courses click on the subject and then on the relevant link.

Click on the link below to be taken to our VLE.  To access the content you must have a Gravesend Grammar School email account.


Over the next twelve months we hope to have content for all subjects available in our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).  In this web based area students can find resources to support their learning in the subjects they are studying organised by subject.  Each student will find the courses they are currently studying in their individualised home page.

  • Art
  • Business Studies
  • Careers
  • Design & Technology
  • Drama & Theatre Studies
  • Economics
  • English
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • Government and Politics
  • Health Education
  • History
  • ICT
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Education
  • Science
  • Study Skills

    Head TeacherWe are pleased that you are considering enrolling your son (or daughter post 16) in our school. We hope that you have found that our website has answered many of your questions and has given you a flavour of our school and the opportunities we offer students.

    You can find out more specific details about how to apply for entry to our school by following the relevant link to the left.

    If you would like to see the school “in action” and meet staff and students currently at the school, there are times scheduled for you to do this, during the year prior to your date of intended entry. For entry to the school from September 2008 these are:




    Open Morning

    1st  October 2007

    9:30 to 11:30am

    Open Morning
    2nd October 2007

    9:30 to 11:30am

    Open Morning 3rd October 2007 9:30 to 11:30am

    Open Evening

    10th October 2007

    7:00 to 9:00pm

    6th Form Information Evening



    If none of these times are convenient, you can contact the school on 01474 331893 to arrange a more convenient time.

    11+ entry to Year 7

    Admissions ManagerAdmission to Gravesend Grammar School at age 11 is through the Kent Admissions Procedure. It requires parents to complete the Kent Common Application Form which is handed out to year 6 children in their primary schools. Alternatively, parents can apply online.

    Gravesend Grammar School does not require a separate admissions form.Learning Manager

    Pupils choosing Gravesend will be required to sit the County’s entrance tests in January and successful candidates will normally be offered places. Where we cannot accommodate all the children, places are offered according to our over-subscription criteria. Essentially this means that we rank all eligible students according to the criteria below:

    1. Eligible boys who have a Statement of Special Educational Needs, who name the school on the Statement, or who are in Local Authority Care
    2. Eligible boys who have a brother who will still be attending the school when the applicant joins.
    3. Eligible boys who live within the borough of Gravesham and the civil parishes of Ash-cum-Ridley, Bean, Fawkham, Hartley, Longfield, New Barn, Southfleet, Stansted and Swanscombe and Greenhithe (Galley Hill and Swanscombe Wards)
    4. Eligible boys who have the higher scores in the VR test.  In the event of a tie in VR scores then other tests will be used.

    The top 150 students are selected.

    Pupils living in the following parishes are eligible for free transport, if they live more than 3 miles away:

    Cobham, Gravesend, Higham, Luddesdown, Meopham, Shorne, Vigo


    School uniform years 7 to 11


    Navy blue or black blazer with badge,
    Dark grey trousers of traditional style,
    White or blue shirt
    House tie. The colour of the tie your son will require will depend upon the house in which he is placed.

    • Cliff – blue
    • Downs – gold 
    • Hill – Green
    • School – Purple
    • Town – Red

    Cliff student  Downs Student  Hill Student   Town Student  

    Shoes should be of a traditional pattern and dark in colour.
    Socks should also be dark in colour.


    A school polo shirt may be worn as part of the summer uniform when that is introduced in warmer weather during the summer term.
    A pullover may be worn in cold weather and this should be navy or grey and have a V-neck to allow the tie to be seen.

    Sixth form dress code

    Sixth formerSixth Formers may wear either a conventional suit, or a jacket of restrained pattern and colour, along with trousers/skirt of a similarly traditional style. 
    Sixth former
    A Sixth Form, House or "Colours" tie must be worn by male students, a school badge by female students, and shirts, socks and V-neck plain pullover should also be conventional. 

    Footwear should be of a traditional style. 

    Overall, each student should be smartly dressed, have hair no shorter than a cut number 3, and of a natural colour, be clean shaven and tidy, meeting the normal expectations of appearance in a business environment.

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