Kent Grammar Schools 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information

Kent is currently the largest grammar school area in the UK. Due to the number of schools involved, we recommend you visit the pages below for specific 11+ details and admissions information. You may also wish to read this article that explains the format of the test in more detail.


Barton Court Grammar School

Borden Grammar School

Chatham & Clarendon Grammar School

Cranbrook School

Dane Court Grammar School

Dartford Grammar School

Dartford Grammar School for Girls

Dover Grammar School for Boys

Dover Grammar School for Girls

Gravesend Grammar School

Highsted School

Highworth Grammar School

Invicta Grammar School

Maidstone Grammar School

Maidstone Grammar School for Girls

Mayfield Grammar School

Oakwood Park Grammar School

Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School

Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys

Sir Roger Manwood’s School

The Folkestone School for Girls

The Harvey Grammar School

The Judd School

The Norton Knatchbull School

The Skinners’ School

Tonbridge Grammar School

Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School

Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys

Weald of Kent Grammar School

Wilmington Grammar School for Boys

Wilmington Grammar School for Girls


11 Plus Exam Information for Kent Grammar Schools


Registration Closing Date: July

Common Application Form (CAF) Closing Date: October

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: GL Assessment

Results Date: October

Pass Mark: Varies – 320 for total score (subject to change year-by-year)

Allocations Date: March

Appeals Hearings: April and May

Admissions Info: Kent County Council, 03000 412121

Kent Grammar Schools 11 Plus Admissions


To be considered for a Year 7 place at any Kent grammar school, prospective pupils must sit the Kent eleven plus test and achieve the required standard. Before applying for a place, parents and children can attend the schools’ open events, where they can tour the school and ask questions about the admissions process.


Year 7 admissions to Kent grammar schools are coordinated through Kent County Council and parents must register online ahead of their child’s 11 Plus exam date in September.


How to Register for the Kent Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam


In the first instance, parents must register their child to sit the Kent Test, which can be done online via Kent County Council. Once students have taken the test in September, parents will receive their results in October and must then submit their Secondary School Common Application Form (SCAF), again via the Kent local authority website.


Kent Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam Format


The Kent Test consists of two multiple choice tests:


  1. An hour-long exam divided into two sections that cover English and maths. Each section has a 5-minute practice exercise and a 25-minute test.
  2. An hour-long test that focuses on reasoning. This is divided into three sections:
  • Verbal reasoning
  • Non-verbal reasoning
  • Spatial reasoning


Pupils are also required to complete a 40-minute writing task. This does not form part of the final 11 Plus result but exists in case of borderline or appeal cases.


Practice Papers for the Kent Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam


The Kent Test covers a range of subject areas, so practice exam papers are an excellent way to improve your child’s overall 11+ performance.


Students sitting the Kent Test with a view of gaining a Year 7 place at a Kent grammar school will benefit from these practice tests that are specifically designed to be as accurate as possible:


Full Practice Tests


11 Plus Kent Practice Test 1

11 Plus Kent Practice Test 2

11 Plus Kent Practice Test 3


The following resources will help target the various sub-sections of the Kent Test:


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 Kent grammar schools was believed to be correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the schools directly if you are unsure of anything. Contact details are provided within individual school posts.

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