Dartford Grammar School for Girls

Shepherds Lane, Dartford, DA1 2NT

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About us


Applications Open: -     Thursday 26th November 2020

Applications Close: -     Wednesday 6th January 2021

Entry Requirements: -  All students joining Year 12 will have achieved:

  • A minimum of 3 grade 7 - 9 and 4 grade 6 or higher at GCSE, or a minimum of 45 points across 7 GCSE subjects; 
  • A minimum of grade 5 in Mathematics and English Language or English Literature.

Any vocational qualification that is equivalent to more than 1 GCSE grade will only count as a maximum of 1 pass. 

All A Level courses have specific requirements related to course content. Please refer to the detailed information for each course.  

It is important to take time to read the individual course requirements and specifications.

How to Apply: - Apply online using the following link:  


                            We do not accept applications via KentChoices

Sixth Form Virtual Open Event

It is very unfortunate that we cannot welcome prospective students and their parents/carers to our Sixth Form Open Evening this year, however we are holding a Virtual Open Event from 4pm on Thursday 26th November. This Open Event will include video presentations, a virtual tour of the school from our Head Students and video testimonials from our students. Information regarding our online application process, admissions criteria and our subject information booklet will also be available.  

Please see the link above to access our Virtual Open Event.

Welcome to Dartford Grammar School for Girls

Dartford Grammar School for Girls is a forward looking, innovative and creative community with the traditions, values and high expectations of an exceptional grammar school. Our vision for all members of our school community is “Working together to achieve academic excellence and personal potential”.

We have very high standards in all areas of school life and expect our students to strive for their own personal excellence in everything they do.  

As a community, our principal values are Respect, Responsibility, Excellence, Dedication and Creativity. It is important that, together, we share the same high expectations and ambitious aspirations whilst at the same time we recognise and celebrate our differences as individuals. 

We are very proud that Ofsted judged our school to be Outstanding in all areas, including our Sixth Form. We believe that our personal Sixth Form would offer you a truly excellent environment in which to achieve your individual potential in this next exciting stage of your life.   

We look forward to discussing your plans for the future with you.

Sharon Pritchard


What makes us different?

We specialise in delivering an excellent, personalised A Level Curriculum.

Dartford Grammar School for Girls’ Sixth Form has an enthusiastic, highly qualified and a highly experienced team of subject specialists within all curriculum areas who will make every effort to challenge you academically and ensure you know how to improve and reach your potential. Our pastoral team, along with form tutors, will track your progress, offer support in managing your time effectively, reward successes and be there if times get tough. 

We believe in providing all our students with access to the highest quality qualifications, teaching, facilities and learning experiences. Our rigorous Sixth Form curriculum will provide you with the opportunity to study a wide variety of A Level subjects valued by high performing universities and employers alike. 

Maximising personal potential is much more than examination results. We offer a broad range of enrichment courses to support leadership development and building of character.  

These activities will enhance your personal and academic development to ensure you are equipped to succeed in the challenges and opportunities ahead. Options include the Certificate in Financial Studies and the highly regarded Extended Project Qualification. Each student is encouraged to be the best they can be and they never cease to amaze us with what they achieve.

We have excellent school and subject specific facilities to enhance your learning and support your study. The Sixth Form Centre is fully equipped with its own IT facilities, silent study area, quiet work area and café which are open throughout the school day. 

Additional information

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs C Balmer, Admissions Officer on 01322 223123 Ext: 249, cbalmer@dartfordgrammargirls.org.uk.