Gravesend Grammar School is a selective grammar school for boys aged 11-18. Girls are accepted into the sixth form from 16+. Based in Kent, Gravesend Grammar School was founded in 1893 and in 2011 became an academy. The school gained status as a maths and computing specialist school in 2004 and then, in 2008, also achieved specialist status as a language school.
Gravesend Grammar educates over 1,200 pupils, who experience a traditional academic curriculum and strong pastoral care from staff.
Address: Gravesend Grammar School, Church Walk, Gravesend DA12 2PR
Admissions Info: firstname.lastname@example.org, 01474 331893
School Type: Boys’ Grammar
Number of pupils: 1,213 (approx.)
Number of Places in Year 7: 150
Open Day Date: October
Exam Date: September
Exam Board Type: Kent 11 Plus Test (GL)
Year 7 admission to Gravesend Grammar School is determined by student performance in the Kent 11 Plus Test. Students currently in Year 5 at primary school are encouraged to attend Gravesend’s information evening in June of the summer term. This allows children to learn more about life at the grammar school and parents can ask questions about the admission process. The school provides a parents’ handbook for further information.
There is a total of 150 Year 7 places at the school. Should the number of boys who reach the required standard exceed the number of places available, the school uses the following criteria to allocate places:
The school will also give priority to boys living within its catchment area.
In the first instance, parents must register their child to sit the Kent Test; this can be done online via Kent County Council. Once the child has sat the test in September, parents will receive the results in October and must then submit their Secondary School Common Application Form (SCAF), again via the Kent Local Authority website.
Gravesend Grammar School follows the Kent 11 Plus exam format, which is made up of: Reasoning, Maths and English, plus a writing task.
Your child can expect the following exam format:
The county of Kent is both the largest and most competitive grammar school area in the UK, so it’s imperative that your son prepares well for the Kent Test if you are aiming for Gravesend Year 7 entry.
Maximise the time your child has to revise by starting the process early and, in the lead-up to the exam, give them the best resources available. By being organised and sticking to a clear revision strategy, your son will find the Kent Test much easier to tackle.
Consider adding practice exam papers into your child’s revision routine ahead of the 11 Plus, as these can help you to monitor their progress and enable them to feel more comfortable with the whole process.
The following practice resources have been specifically designed for the Kent Test:
If your child needs additional practice in a particular subject area, we would recommend the following practice packs:
Technical English skills:
If you are concerned that you’ve left your son’s 11 Plus revision a little late, don’t worry; we have put together some actionable last minute tips on how to prepare for the exam.
The information provided about Gravesend 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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