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Kent Schools Information On The 11plus Tests
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Choosing a school for your child is an important decision and the 11 plus exam (11+) will play a part in your choice of school. Grammar schools in the Kent Council area cater for children who are deemed selective under the 11+ exams.
Kent council provide an excellent booklet of advice for the parents of children who are about to sit their elevenplusexam. The booklet contains a wealth of information about selective and non-selective schools in their council area.
Children will take the following eleven plus tests:
- Verbal reasoning test
- Non-Verbal reasoning test
- Mathematics test
- English writing exercise
The tests are marked, the scores standardised and results issued.
Schools are asked not to coach children for the assessment process.
You can use BOFA 11+ to help prepare for the exam:
Admission to secondary school
Kent test papers
Children will sit one verbal and one non verbal reasoning paper, and one maths and writing paper.
The verbal reasoning paper takes 50 minutes, the non-verbal 40 minutes. The maths and writing papers both take one hour each. The answer sheets for all but the writing are multiple-choice.
Kent grammar school testing - Secondary transfer 2013
1 June to 2 July Children register to take the Kent Test
Information about secondary schools and their open evenings will be available from our website. School open evenings begin.
12 & 13 September
Children who registered take the grammar school tests
17 October 11+ assessment decisions sent to parents.
Secondary schools hold open evenings. Apply online for a secondary school place at www.kent.gov.uk/ola or fill in and return your application form to your child’s school or the Local Authority (Kent County Council) by 31 October
1 March 2013
Offer letters posted by first class post to parents. Offer emails sent after 4pm.
19 March 2013
Date by which you should ask to go on a school’s waiting list.
21 March 2013
Date by which you should accept or refuse the place offered
16 April 2013 Date by which you should lodge an appeal.
April to June 2013 Admission appeals held
September 2013 Children start in Year 7 at secondary school
Mr Graham Badman
Strategic Director - Education & Libraries, Kent County Council, Sessions House, County Hall, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1XQ
Telephone: 01622 671411
Fax: 01622 694091
Kent Grammar Schools
- Barton Court Grammar School
- Borden Grammar School
- Chatham House Grammar School
- Clarendon House Grammar School
- Cranbrook School
- Dane Court Grammar School
- Dartford Grammar School
- Dartford Grammar School for Girls
- Dover Grammar School for Boys***
- Dover Grammar School for Girls
- Folkestone School for Girls
- Gravesend Grammar School
- Gravesend Grammar School for Girls
- Highsted Grammar School
- Highworth Grammar School for Girls
- Invicta Grammar School
- Maidstone Grammar School
- Maidstone Grammar School for Girls
- Oakwood Park Grammar School
- Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School
- Simon Langton Girls' Grammar School
- Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys
- Sir Roger Manwood's School
- The Harvey Grammar School
- The Judd School
- The Norton Knatchbull School
- The Skinners' School
- Tonbridge Grammar School
- Tunbridge Wells Girls' Grammar School
- Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys
- Weald of Kent Grammar School
- Wilmington Grammar School for Boys***
- Wilmington Grammar School for Girls***
***you will need to complete the Local Authority Common Application Form and the school's Supplementary Form.