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A specialist science school, Highsted Grammar provides students with a broad range of National Curriculum subjects, including English, mathematics, science, computing, history, geography, MFL, art & design, DT, drama, music, PE, RE and PSHCEE.
Girls also benefit from an extremely rich and diverse range of opportunities, maximising their potential through sporting and artistic pursuits and expeditions to far-off destinations such as Iceland. Numerous charity events and fundraising activities take place throughout the year, boosting girls’ organisational skills and grounding them in empathy. 
Respectful of the school’s motto To be, rather than to seem, girls progress through their educational journey as high achievers without losing their creativity or sense of aesthetics in the process. As a result, they leave school equipped with leadership skills and a deep understanding of the needs and demands of the rapidly changing world outside the school’s gates.
Highsted Grammar School In-Year Entry (12 Plus & 13 Plus) Casual Admissions Information
Highsted Grammar School standard entry point is 11 Plus. However, the school also accepts applications from pupils interested in Casual Admissions (Late Entry). To assess pupils for late transfer, Highsted Grammar School administers written papers for Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning, along with assessments for Maths, English or Science.
These tests will be taken at Highsted Grammar School. If you wish your child to be considered for the assessments, you should apply to the Local Authority using the ‘Casual Application Form’.
As the school is often oversubscribed, it holds a waiting list and ranks prospective students according to its admissions criteria, prioritising:
- Children in Local Authority Care or previously in Local Authority Care.
- Children in receipt of Pupil Premium.
- Children whose siblings attend the school.
- Children who live closest to the school.
*The straight-line distance is measured between the applicant’s permanent home address and the school, using the National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG) address point data.
Highsted Grammar School Late Transfer (In-Year Entry) Exam Information
Address: Highsted Road, Sittingbourne ME10 4PT
Admissions info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01795 424223
School type: Grammar school for girls
Number of students: 865 (approx.)
Exam type / Board: Written Papers
As part of the assessment process for late transfer entry, your child will be asked to complete papers for Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning, as well as tests for English, Maths or Science.
- The Verbal Reasoning paper is designed to test and assess your child’s logical thinking, use of English language and vocabulary.
- The Non-Verbal Reasoning paper measures her ability to understand, interpret and problem-solve, testing logic and intelligence rather than knowledge.
- The English paper may examine both comprehension and writing skills, including inference, spelling, vocabulary and punctuation.
- The Maths exam assesses your child’s problem-solving abilities and arithmetic skills. The paper will include questions on number, measurement, geometry, algebra and statistics.
- The Science paper will examine your child’s skills in the areas of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
Highsted Grammar School Late Transfer (In-Year) Practice Tests and Courses
To access our 12+ resource recommendations, please click the below links:
We highly recommend the following packs to prepare successfully for the Highsted Grammar School 12+ English paper:
We highly recommend the use of the following pack to help develop your child’s arithmetic and problem-solving skills within the examination context of the Highsted Grammar School 12 Plus maths test:
Verbal Reasoning (12+)
We highly recommend the following packs to develop your child’s Verbal Reasoning skills ahead of the Highsted Grammar School 12+ exam:
To access our 13+ resource recommendations, please click the below links:
We highly recommend the following packs to prepare successfully for the Highsted Grammar School 13+ English paper:
We highly recommend the use of the following pack to help develop your child’s arithmetic and problem-solving skills within the examination context of the Highsted Grammar School 13 Plus maths test:
We highly recommend the following packs to help prepare your child for the Highsted Grammar School 13 Plus science exam:
Verbal Reasoning (13+)
We highly recommend the following packs to develop your child’s Verbal Reasoning skills ahead of the Highsted Grammar School 13+ exam:
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Our practice tests aim to show what sort of questions were included in Highsted Grammar School past papers. The information provided about Highsted 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.