The Judd School
Kent, United Kingdom
About The Judd School
The Judd School maintains a long tradition of academic excellence and has exceptional expectations for all its students. Above all, it has a reputation for being a very caring and happy community. It places an emphasis on both individual and group achievement and promotes a full range of activities, which includes a very high standard of sport, music, drama and service to the community. The expectation is that all students leaving The Judd School will have gained success academically, achieved a well-balanced and confident approach to life and be prepared for the challenges of leadership in the 21st century. Academic achievement is very high with over 10% of leavers receiving offers for Oxford or Cambridge Universities.
The Skinners’ Company, out of funds provided by the Sir Andrew Judd Foundation, founded the Sir Andrew Judd's Commercial School in 1888 in East Street, Tonbridge. The school moved to its present site in 1896 and became known as The Judd School in 1925. Under the 1944 Education Act the School became the first Voluntary- Aided Grammar School. Today it still has close links with the Skinners’ Company whose members make up a significant proportion of the Governing Body.
The Judd School is a selective Voluntary-Aided Grammar School with approximately 800 boys in Years 7-11. There are around 350 students in the Sixth Form, which includes around 100 girls on average. A key enriching facet of the school is its openness to children from all parts of West Kent and beyond. Admissions are based on ranked 11+ score, with 153 places for 'Inner' area students and 23 for 'Outer' area (see website for further details).