Joining Our School

Joining Our School

Most of our students join us in Year 7 at the start of the academic year following transfer from their Primary School.  Students moving into the area may wish to apply for places at the school in-year.  There is opportunity also for students to join the school at the beginning of 6th Form following their GCSEs.

Admission to Year 7 in September 2020

The school have agreed to accommodate an additional form for September 2020. This means there will be 7 forms in Year 7 and 210 children in total. We have made offers for these places and the year group is full. If parents need advice they should firstly read the ‘Information for Parents’ document below. This will deal with most issues, but where parents need further advice, we are happy, on receipt of an email, to assist further. Please include a telephone number in your correspondence.

Admissions queries should be directed to Mr I Cook, Admissions Manager, at but please check the documents below which may answer any questions you have.

Admissions Booklet

Curriculum Booklet

Parents’ Handbook

Admission to Year 7 – Information for Parents

Procedure for Establishing Residency

In-Year Admissions

In-year admissions, sometimes called casual admissions, are those applications made after the normal entry procedure for transfer from primary school through to the end of secondary education. Applications should be made to the Admissions Manager at the school address using the In-Year Casual Application Form found at the end of this section. Students looking to secure places must be successful in the School’s Entrance Examinations.

Gravesend Grammar School would normally only consider applications made from applicants:

  • moving house into the Borough of Gravesham and the parishes listed in our Over-subscription Criteria (See Admission Arrangements)
  • wishing to transfer from other local secondary schools made at the end of one academic year for entry at the start of the next

We do not recommend students transfer from other secondary schools after the beginning of Year 9 when GCSE courses commence. Further information about In-Year Admissions can be found in the document below.

In-year Application Form

In-year Admissions Explained


Entry into the Sixth Form

For details please click here Joining our Sixth Form to be redirected.


Open Events

If you would like to see the School ‘in action’ and meet staff and students currently at the School, there are times scheduled for you to do this during the year prior to your date of intended entry.

Contact Information

Years 7 – 11: Mr I Cook, Admissions Manager –

6th Form: Ms S Asbury, 6th Form Administrator –

Admissions Arrangements

GGS Arrangements for Admissions 2020 

We are consulting on our admission arrangements 2021 between Friday 13 December 2019 and Friday 24 January 2020.  Responses to this consultation should be made in writing to Ian Cook, Gravesend Grammar School, Church Walk, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 2PR

GGS Arrangements for Admissions 2021-22