Tonbridge (湯布里奇), Kent (肯特郡)

Tonbridge is located in Kent, and around 29 miles (47 km) south east of London. It is a great commuter town that only takes 35mins train ride to London. Tonbridge has many excellent private and state grammar schools.

湯布里奇(Tonbridge) 位於英格蘭肯特, 在倫敦東南約29英里(47公里)。這是一個很好的通勤小鎮 (commuter town),乘坐火車僅需35分鐘即可到達倫敦。湯布里奇擁有許多優秀的私立和文法學校。


Reference: https://www.cps.gov.uk/south-east



Reference: https://www.britishservices.co.uk/kent.htm



Transport 交通







Some of the major London stations:

1 – London Victoria

2 – London Bridge

3 – London St Pancras International

4 – London Waterloo

5 – London Paddington

6 – London Euston

7 – London Liverpool Street







Train 火車

Tonbridge to London Bridge

Southeastern: 32-37mins

Tonbridge to London Charing Cross

Southeastern: 47mins

Tonbridge to London Cannon Street

Southeastern: 46mins

Tonbridge to London Waterloo East

Southeastern: 38-45mins

Train price 火車價格 (September 2020)

Weekly season ticket 週票: £112.20

Monthly season ticket 月票: £430.90

Annual season ticket 年票: £4488



Car 駕駛

Driving to Central London: 1hr to 1h45mins (depending on traffics)

駕駛前往倫敦市中心:1小時至1小時45分鐘(視交通情況而定)



Tonbridge House Prices

Average House price 平均房價 (2020):

£ 402,043

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/house-prices/tonbridge.html



Sale 買: can use the link below to consider 以下連結可作參考

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/Tonbridge.html

Rental 租:

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-to-rent/Tonbridge.html



Education 教育


Schools in Tonbridge 學校


Tonbridge has a well-known public school (Tonbridge School) and 3 excellent grammar schools (state schools).

Tonbridge 有著名的私立學校, 叫Tonbridge School, 和 3間優秀的文法中學 (公校)


Ofsted rating: List of schools’ ratings in Tonbridge

教育、兒童服務與技能標準局: 湯布里奇教育評

https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/schools-by-type?step=default&table=schools&parliamentary=Tonbridge%20and%20Malling&geographic=parliamentary&for=ofsted


State Schools 政府資助學校 (公校)


Primary 小學



Secondary 中學


Grammar schools 文法中學

  • Grammar schools are more academic, and pupils are selected by means of examination called the 11+.

  • 文法學校更具學術性,通過考試選擇學生(入學試稱為11+ ) 類似香港Band 1 學校。

Please read our "State Grammar Schools" post for further details

請閱讀我們的“文法中學的文章以獲取更多詳細信息



Comprehensive schools

綜合學校 - 學生不挑不揀不考試就可以入讀



Special School

特殊學校

Independent School / Private School

私立學校 (收費)


Tonbridge School, a famous public school, was established in 1552. In 2020 GCSE results, 95% students were at Grades 9, 8 and 7 (equivalent to A* or A). Many students went into some well-known Universities e.g. Oxford, Cambridge etc

Tonbridge School是一間著名的私立男校,成立於1552年。在2020年GCSE成績中,95%的學生分別處於 Grade9、8和7(相當於A *或A)。還有許多學生進入了一些著名的大學, 例如 牛津,劍橋等。



Local Government 地方政府


Unitary authority – have the powers of a non-metropolitan county (Kent County Council)

and District Council combined.


單一管理區 – 負責郡政府 (肯特郡政府 Kent County Council) 和區政府的事務。

e.g. Local grammar school exam 例如負責文法中學考試


Refer to the document: Councils and MPs for further explanation

請參閱文檔: 地方政府和國會議員 以獲取更多解釋



Local County Government 郡政府:



Local District Government 區政府:



MP國會議員


Constituency 選區: Tonbridge and Malling



Tom Tugendhat MP – Conservative 保守黨 tom.tugendhat.mp@parliament.uk

https://members.parliament.uk/member/4462/contact




Mayor 市長 of Tonbridge and Malling:

Jill Anderson (Conservative 保守黨)



County councillors郡議員 in Tonbridge and Malling:


7 councillors representing 6 electoral divisions

Tonbridge: Richard Long and Michael Payne

https://democracy.tmbc.gov.uk/mgMemberIndexGroup.aspx?G=CountyCouncillors&M=CountyCouncillors&bcr=1



Local Councillors 地方/區議員– represent for your local community and are elected

他們都是選民選出來代表自己的社區(ward)


Find your Borough councillors 尋找你的地方/區議員:

54 councillors representing 24 wards

https://democracy.tmbc.gov.uk/mgMemberIndex.aspx?bcr=1