Tonbridge is one of the most famous and prestigious boys independent schools in the UK, offering a superb all-round education to nearly 800 boys, just over half of whom are full boarders. The school was founded in 1553 and is situated near the centre of the Kentish town of Tonbridge, with regular trains to London taking less than an hour. The150 acres of playing fields and beautiful Victorian buildings make for a traditional, spacious feel, but it's an innovative institution too - it was one of the first schools to offer IGCSEs. Boys are both bright and well taught with a large proportion going on to Oxbridge. Sport, as you'd expect with all those playing fields, is another strength. There's an active community spirit, and boys are encouraged to be outward-looking and articulate.
The school has recently invested in a brand new science centre and art, music and drama are all hugely impressive.