Chatham and Clarendon Grammar School is a co-educational grammar located in Ramsgate, Kent. In 2011, two schools – Chatham House Grammar School and Clarendon House Grammar School, merged to form the school as it’s currently known.
Maintaining the long history of the previous schools, Chatham and Clarendon blends its traditional surroundings with a modern outlook to learning. Students are assigned a house in Year 7 and remain part of it throughout their time at the school.
Almost 700 pupils are divided across four houses – Knight-Heath, Mann-Somerville, Rothschild-Pearce and Thomas-Sharman. Throughout each academic year, the houses go head-to-head in a range of activities and competitions.
Address: Chatham and Clarendon Grammar School, Chatham Street, Ramsgate, Kent CT11 7PS
Admissions Info: [email protected], 01843 591075
School Type: Co-Educational Grammar
Number of pupils: 700 (approx.)
Number of Places in Year 7: 180
Open Day Date: June, October
Exam Date: September
Exam Board Type: Kent 11 Plus (GL)
Year 7 admission to Chatham and Clarendon Grammar School is determined by student performance in the Kent 11 Plus Test. To be considered for one of the 180 places available, prospective pupils must achieve the required standard in this entrance exam.
The school encourages both parents and pupils to attend one of its open events before registering for a Year 7 place. At these events, parents can ask any questions they might have about the school’s curriculum and learning environment.
In case of oversubscription, Chatham and Clarendon Grammar School will give priority to:
For more detail about the defined catchment area and oversubscription criteria, visit the school’s website.
To apply for a Year 7 place at Chatham and Clarendon Grammar School, parents must first register their child for the Kent Test. This can be done online via the Local Authority (LA), Kent County Council.
The LA coordinates all Year 7 places, so parents are advised to contact them directly with any specific registration questions. Parents will receive the results of the exam via the LA in October and official places will be confirmed in March of the following year.
To be considered for a Year 7 place at Chatham and Clarendon Grammar School, all pupils must reach the required standard in the Kent 11 Plus test. Most selective grammar schools in the area adhere to this test.
The Kent eleven plus exam is split into three sections:
As Kent is an extremely competitive grammar school region, children sitting the Kent Test at eleven plus must be prepared. A ‘little and often’ approach is usually very effective, as manageable chunks are much easier for children to process, compared with longer revision sessions.
We strongly recommend that students use practice exam papers early-on in their revision as they enable parents to monitor their learning and identify any strengths and weaknesses.
For students to have the best chance of gaining a Year 7 place at Chatham and Clarendon Grammar School, we would recommend using the following resources:
The following resources will help target the various sub-sections of the Kent Test:
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The information provided about Chatham and Clarendon Grammar School was believed to be correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the school directly if you are unsure of anything. School contact details are provided within the post.
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