Dartford Grammar School is a selective school for boys aged 11-18. Located in Kent, the school educates approximately 1200 pupils and admits girls into its sixth form. Founded in 1576, Dartford Grammar is one of the oldest schools in England. Rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, in 2011 the school gained academy status and pupils consistently achieve excellent exam results.
Address: Dartford Grammar School, West Hill, Dartford DA1 2HW
Admissions Info: [email protected], 01322 223039
School Type: Boys’ Grammar
Number of pupils: 1203 (approx.)
Number of Places in Year 7: Approximately 180
Open Day Date: June
Exam Date: September
Exam Board Type: Kent 11 Plus Exam (GL)
Year 7 admission to Dartford Grammar School is determined by pupil performance in the Kent 11+ exam. There are currently 180 places allocated to Year 7 students. The school encourages prospective students and their parents to attend one of their open mornings, which take place in June. Staff provide guided tours and the Headmaster will give a short speech to each group.
In case of oversubscription, Dartford Grammar School gives priority to:
The remaining 90 places are available to all applicants regardless of their address. Visit Dartford Grammar School’s website for more information about its admissions policy.
To apply for a Year 7 place at Dartford Grammar School, parents must first register their child for the Kent Test and Common Application Form (CAF). More details about the registration process are available by contacting the school on 01322 223039, or by emailing [email protected].
Kent is home to 35 wholly selective grammar schools and 4 partially selective schools, the majority of which use the Kent Test at 11 Plus level to allocate Year 7 places. The exam includes tests in Reasoning, English and Maths and also includes a writing task.
Take a look at this breakdown of the exam format:
Section 1 – Reasoning: A one-hour exam that tests students’ reasoning abilities. The test is broken down into three shorter sections and focuses on Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning.
Section 2 – English and Maths: A one-hour exam that is split into two sections. Each section has a 5-minute practice exercise and 25 minute test. The English section will test comprehension and literacy skills, while the Maths section will contain multiple choice questions covering a range of topics that pupils will have covered up to Year 6.
Section 3 – Writing: This 40-minute writing task will not be marked as part of the 11 Plus exam, but might be used in borderline cases, or by headteachers during the place allocation stage.
To give your child the best possible chance of gaining a place at Dartford Grammar School, it’s worth establishing a positive revision plan with them. Regular revision, little and often, will give them a better chance of improving their exam technique, increasing their subject knowledge and learning how to perform well under exam conditions.
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The information provided about Dartford 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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