How to get into Kingston Grammar School


Independent co-educational day school for pupils aged 11-18

Registration fees (as of publication of this blog):


Registration fee is waived for pupils who qualify for free school meals

Fees (as of publication of this blog):

£7,390 per term

This covers stationery, textbooks and personal accident insurance (incorporating Dental Cover). Lunch cost £310 per term. 

Current Head (as of publication of this blog):

Mr Stephen Lehec

About Kingston Grammar School

Kingston Grammar School was founded in  1561 by the Royal Charter in Kingston upon Thames, England. It was originally a boys’ school until 1978 when the first set of girls was admitted. It is a registered charity under UK laws. 

Kingston has a very rounded sports programme with the six main sports being football, netball, hockey, tennis, cricket and hockey. Because of its focus on sports, the school has produced a wide range of professional athletes. 

Is Kingston Grammar School good for you?

Kingston Grammar School offers an all-round education, focusing on academics and sports. It was shortlisted for the 2022 Impact Awards, and has been described by the Good Schools Guide as an ‘academic school with a modern edge.’ One of Kingston’s missions is to make the world a better place through education. 

The school has upcoming open events for parents and pupils who wish to visit the school. Open Morning, Wednesday 15th June 2022 and Friday 17th June are fully booked. Open Day booking scheduled for Saturday 1st October will be open later in the term. In the meantime, you can have a virtual tour here


The entry points of admission is 10+, 11+, 13+ and 16+. For applications into 12+ or 14+, contact the registrar. 

10+ deferred examinations is for pupils in Year 5 at the time of the assessments. It helps them secure a place in 11+ early. If a pupil accepts a place from the 10+ exam, they won’t need to sit the 11+ exam the following year, unless they are aiming to achieve a scholarship or assistance with school fees. Registration deadline for entry into September 2024 for 10+ is 25th November 2022, while that of 11+ for entry in September 2023 is 10th October 2022. 

Up to 10 places are available for pupils in 13+, and up to 50 places for Sixth Form pupils. At 16+ pupils are expected to have achieved high GCSE grades in the subjects they wish to study at A level. 

Entrance exams and interviews

Pupils who wish to enter in 11+ will sit exams in English, and Mathematics. One-to-one interview will take place with the pupil and a staff member if the pupil has done well in these examinations. The interview could be that of a general nature or with English and Mathematics. Exams are held on the 4th November 2022. 

10+ students will sit exams in English and Mathematics. These papers will be in line with age-appropriate National Curriculum Levels. Successful candidates will be invited back for an interview in January. 

13+ students will sit exam papers in Mathematics and English in November when they are in Year 8. Successful applicants will be invited for a subject-based or general interview. 

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