Gravesend Grammar School

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County Kent
Address Gravesend Grammar School, Church Walk, Gravesend DA12 2PR
Type Boys Grammar
Pupils 1,057
Places in Year 7 150
Open Days October
Competition 2-3 applicants for every place
  Ofsted Report
Exam Format Kent 11 Plus Test 



Information about the school – Gravesend Grammar School

Gravesend Grammar is a slightly larger than average, academically selective boys’ school, with a relatively small intake of girls amongst students who join for their sixth form studies. In August 2011, the school converted to academy status. It is a Language College, has specialist status for mathematics and computing and is a Leadership School for the National College of School Leadership. The school exceeds the government’s current floor standards, which set out the minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress.

Just over one in four students belongs to a minority ethnic group; the largest group is of Indian heritage. About one in every ten in the school, a little below the national average, has English as an additional language. Many others are bilingual and do not speak English at home. The proportion of students known to be eligible for free school meals is small, but increasing, and the proportion currently on the school action plus programme or with a statement of special educational needs is very small.

Gravesend Grammar extends its sixth form provision through collaboration with other local secondary schools and with Kent University. It has an active outreach programme in six primary schools.