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Dane Court Grammar School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information

Established in 1957 as a Technical High School, Dane Court is a co-educational grammar located in the coastal town of Broadstairs in Kent. Open to 1,200 pupils aged 11 to 18, it received academy status in 2011.


Dane Court became a Specialist Language College in 2003 and has since invested a significant amount of resources into promoting languages within its community. Pupils are divided into six houses, with 300 of those sitting within the school’s sixth form.


11 Plus Exam Information for Dane Court Grammar School


Address: Dane Court Grammar School, Broadstairs Road, Broadstairs, CT10 2RT

County: Kent

Admissions Info: [email protected], 01843 864941

School Type: Co-educational Grammar

Number of pupils: 1202 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: Approximately 165

Open Day Date: October

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: Kent 11 Plus Exam (GL)


Dane Court Grammar School 11 Plus Admissions


Admission to Dane Court Grammar School is determined by student performance in the Kent 11 Plus Test. The school has 165 Year 7 places available, but the school is consistently (and heavily) oversubscribed. In cases where the number of applicants is greater than the spaces available at the school, Dane Court Grammar School uses the following oversubscription criteria, giving priority to:


  • Children who are presently or were previously in Local Authority Care
  • Medical/health and special access reasons
  • Students who already have a sibling at the school
  • Students who live closest to the school


The parents of students who are not awarded a place can appeal the decision in front of an Independent Appeals Panel. Specific details of the appeals process are usually sent to parents at the same time as the offer letter.


If you would like to appeal a Grammar School decision, take a look at this useful article that explains the process for parents or guardians.


More information about Dane Court Grammar School’s admissions criteria is available on the school’s website.


How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Dane Court Grammar School


To apply for a Year 7 place at Dane Court Grammar School, parents must complete a registration form by July prior to the year of entry and a Common Application Form (CAF). More details about Dane Court’s registration process are available by contacting the school directly on 01843 864 941, or by emailing [email protected].


Dane Court Grammar School 11 Plus Exam Format


Pupils wishing to attend Dane Court Grammar School from Year 7 must take and pass the Kent 11 Plus exam. The tests cover English, maths and reasoning and also a writing task. The exam is used to assess whether your child is suitable for entry to the school and the format is used by the majority of the 35 wholly selective and 4 partially selective grammar schools in the Kent region.


The Kent 11+ exam format is:


  • Section 1: A one hour exam that tests English and maths. Both topics have a 5 minute practice exercise and a 25 minute test
  • Section 2: A one hour exam that tests students’ reasoning abilities. The test is split into three sections: Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Spatial Reasoning

Learn more about the Kent 11+ Test, including sample questions, here.

How to Prepare for the Dane Court Grammar School 11 Plus Exam?


Exam revision can be a fraught period for both children and their parents, particularly if preparation is left until the last minute. With only one chance to impress at the 11 Plus stage, Exam Papers Plus offers a complete solution to exam preparation. With our online practice papers, you can give your child the edge over the competition in the Kent 11 Plus exam and maximise their chances of gaining a much-coveted place at Dane Court Grammar School.


Starting your child’s revision plan early can ensure that they aren’t overwhelmed with new information as the exam date draws closer. Thorough preparation also means you’re well aware of any weak areas that require additional work in the lead up to the exam.


Practice Papers for Dane Court Grammar School 11 Plus Exam


Competition for Year 7 places at Dane Court Grammar School is fierce, so we would recommend taking a look at these resources that have been specifically designed for the Kent Test:


Full Practice Tests


11 Plus Kent Practice Test 1

11 Plus Kent Practice Test 2

11 Plus Kent Practice Test 3


For subject-specific practice:


English Practice Tests


11 Plus English Pack 1 (GL)

11 Plus English Pack 2 (GL)

11 Plus English Pack 3 (GL)

11 Plus English Pack 4 (GL)


Technical English skills:


11 Plus Spelling Pack 3

11 Plus Punctuation

11 Plus Sentence Completion


Verbal Reasoning


11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 1 (GL)

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 2 (GL)

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 3 (GL)

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 4 (GL)




11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools Pack 1 (GL)

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools Pack 2 (GL)

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools Pack 3 (GL)

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools Pack 4 (GL)

11 Plus Maths: Problem Solving Grammar Schools (GL)


Non-Verbal Reasoning


11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning: Pack 1 (GL)


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The information provided about Dane Court 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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