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Simon Langton Girls Grammar School

Old Dover Road, Canterbury, CT1 3EW

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If you would like to enrol at Simon Langton Girls' Grammar School please contact our Head of Sixth Form by email on: 

Simon Langton Girls' Grammar School - Your Future Starts Here

Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School (SLGGS) has a mixed Sixth Form and represents the pinnacle of our students’ achievements.   A long-standing pillar of the community, we have a history of academic excellence and a tradition of sending our students to the best colleges, institutes and universities worldwide. 

Our school motto, "Meliora Sequamur" (let's aim for better things) underlines our 800 year-old tradition of commitment to excellence and our belief that we are lifted up and borne aloft by the understanding gained by those who have gone before us. 

Make the most of your two years

Your two years with us at Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School will be a rewarding, challenging and enjoyable experience that offers you greater independence and should provide two of the most satisfying years of your education, as you study subjects that interest and inspire you.

Small classes enable you to discuss and debate issues with greater freedom where you will be taught by the most knowledgeable and passionate subject experts who will give you the best foundation for the next exciting stage of your life. 

Those who stay at Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School see their lives change as they receive more individual attention, increased privileges and develop their intellectual independence. 

The young men and women who join Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School are given an induction which includes being part of our ‘’Langton pods’’, joining one of our houses and mixing with Sixth Formers at our social events. 

Beyond the classroom, time is set aside, each week, for you to take part in our extensive and innovative programmes with countless opportunities to have fun, make new friends, discover new passions and explore your interests. 

Student support

University and beyond

Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar holds the Investors in Careers award and is identified as ‘’the leading school in Britain for the quality of its careers programme’’ (The Key for School Leaders).

One of only three schools in the country to achieve all of the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks (State of the Nation report), our careers programme ensures that students ‘’have their education or training futures organised’’ where ‘’comprehensive support for university applications is a strength’’ (Ofsted). 

Our devotion to our ‘’Langton Values’’ means students take on leadership and managerial responsibilities and play a leading role in the wide range of societies, publications and projects at Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School; critical to employers and prized by FE institutions. 

Elective programmes 

Elective programmes are optional and run during lunchtimes: 

Medics, Dentists, Vets (MDV) programme@SLGGS

The MDV programme has resulted in 100% success rate in securing offers in Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine for the last 6 years. 

Top Flight programme@SLGGS 

Our very successful specialist support programme for students who wish to apply for highly competitive courses like Law at highly competitive institutions such as Oxbridge the Ivy League, Central St Martins or apprenticeships at the Bank of England or Jaguar Land Rover.

Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) programme@SLGGS 

The PPE programme introduces our students to the study of the great modern works of economic, political and philosophical thought through an innovative series of tutorials and speakers as we help students understand ethical judgements, determine how resources are allocated and evaluate the choices that political systems must regularly make.

Well – being

All Langton students benefit from the exceptional level of care that we provide. Our Sixth Form Pastoral Manager, tutor team and our well-being team work with our teaching staff to provide day-to-day support, whilst ensuring that specialist support is there if needed.

Our dedicated SEN Learning Base ensures that all students are supported to fulfill their potential, embodying our personalised approach to every student and the Assistant Head of Sixth Form offers individualised support for students to encourage students to make the jump from GCSE. 

Our Sixth Form students themselves, whose maturity enables them to play a key role in supporting those in the lower school, act as form guardians, peer and subject mentors. 

What makes us different?

Ready for a challenging future

A Langton Curriculum means that students study 3 or 4 A Level subjects and take part in Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School's Extended Curriculum.

Our award winning research projects, lecture series, bespoke programmes and careers programme enriches our students’ learning in school and develops those skills that are required by graduates and in the contemporary workplace. 

Mind Lab@SLGGS 

 Our ground breaking centre for psychological research and enquiry opened in 2019 and is the first school based centre of its kind in the country. 

Students work alongside Mrs Homerston, Director of the Mind Lab, and academics from the University of Kent to carry out cutting edge research, psychological experiments and inform whole school policy on mobile phone use or how students experience positive emotions or what affects peer relations. 

The Langton Language Centre (LLC)

A  ‘’hub of excellence for languages’’, extends our language provision outside the curriculum including courses, conferences, lectures, study days, theatre and university visits, trips and research opportunities.

TASS Programme

 As one of only a tiny handful of institutions in England, our talented athletes have access to the Sport England Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) run by university sport scientists, strength and conditioning coaches, nutritionists, psychologists, lifestyle practitioners and UK AntiDoping Educators. 

The onus we place on trips to destinations all over the globe or as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award develops students’ transferrable skills; our ‘’Langton Values’’. 

Additional information

Clubs, Societies and Publications

Clubs and societies run during lunchtimes and after school. 

There are over 20 clubs and societies, most of which are led by Sixth Form students. The Eco - Society, LGBT+ Society and Classics Society sit alongside student publications, journals and magazines such as the Young Scientists Journal, The F – Word and The Langton Lion. 


Students travel to dozens of destinations in Years 12 and 13 from Vietnam to Greece, Amsterdam to Italy. DofE Gold@SLGGS means that students push personal boundaries, gain new skills and enhance their CVs and university applications in the process and the World Challenge trip challenges students to survive for three weeks in a far flung land! 

Student Leadership Team: 

Students are elected to positions of responsibility in Year 12 

Head students lead and manage the students in Years 7 – 13, House Captains manage whole school events and oversee the school’s charitable work and Senior Prefects oversee the day-to-day running of the school; all are elected to their post in Year 12 (CUT). 

Application Process

All applicants who receive an offer of a place at Simon Langton Girls' Grammar School will be invited in for a meeting with a member of the Senior Management Team.

Key dates 2020-2021

• Thursday 30th January 2020- Sixth Form Open Evening, 5.45-8.30pm

• Friday 19th, Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd June 2020- Induction Days, 8.45am - 3.25pm

• Thursday 20th August 2020 - Enrolment Day at Simon Langton Girls' Grammar School Sixth Form Internal applicants from 09.30, External applicants from 11.00

Simon Langton Girls' Grammar School - Your Future Starts Here


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