The Skinners' Kent Academy
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Tunbridge Wells High School became The Skinners' Kent Academy in September 2009, when the school became an academy, and independent of local authority control.
Non-Selective Entry Criteria
The Skinners' Kent Academy is the only one of the five secondary schools in the borough of Tunbridge Wells that does not impose any entry criteria other than the child living within a reasonable travelling distance to the school.
The three local grammar schools select their Year 7 intake according to the child's academic achievement or aptitude as measured in the "eleven plus" examination. In the case of the two other local secondary schools: Bennett Memorial Diocesan School requires to provide evidence that their family regularly participates in an act of collective Anglican worship and St. Gregory's Catholic School selects its pupil intake mainly from nearby Catholic feeder primary schools.
- Bennett Memorial Diocesan School
- St. Gregory's Catholic School
- Tunbridge Wells Boys' Grammar School
- The Skinners' School
- Tunbridge Wells Girls' Grammar School
- Mascalls School, Paddock Wood
- "Schools that add the most value". BBC News. 11 January 2007. Retrieved 29 December 2010.