The Rochester Grammar School

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County Kent – Medway
Address The Rochester Grammar School, Maidstone Road, Rochester ME1 3BY
Type Girls’ Grammar
Pupils 1,116
Places in Year 7 175
Open Days October
Competition 4+ applicants for every place
  Ofsted Report
Exam Format Medway 11 Plus, Verbal Reasoning, Maths, English



Description of the school – The Rochester Grammar School

The school is slightly larger than average. Students enter the school with well above average standards. In 2004 it acquired combined specialist status in mathematics/information and communication technology (ICT) and music. The school offers places to students with musical aptitude who have passed the selection test and is the hub for many of Kent’s musical activities. It has full International Schools and Investors in Careers awards, Healthy Schools status and is an International Baccalaureate Organisation World School. The school is part of the Rochester–Walderslade Partnership, a consortium of five secondary schools and Mid Kent College that collaborate for post-16 studies. The percentage of students from minority ethnic groups is just below the national average although it is above this in Year 12. The main ethnic group is Indian. Approximately one in twenty students does not speak English as their first language. No students have a statement of special educational needs and the percentage with learning difficulties and/or disabilities is very low. The catchment area is large and students come from a wide range of social and economic backgrounds.