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:


Kent – Full Practice Tests


11+ Kent Practice Test 1

11+ Kent Practice Test 2

11+ Kent Practice Test 3

11+ Kent Practice Test 4

11+ Kent Practice Test 5


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


Kent – Subject Specific Practice




Full Practice Tests

11+ English (Pack 1)

11+ English (Pack 2)

11+ English (Pack 3)

11+ English (Pack 4)

11+ English (Pack 5)

Skill Specific Practice

11+ Spelling (Pack 3)

11+ Punctuation

11+ Sentence Completion

11+ Comprehension (Pack 1)

11+ Comprehension (Pack 2)

11+ Inference Skills


11+ English Masterclass


11+ Complete Writing Guide

11+ Writing Prompts 

11+ Rewrite & Improve

11+ Spelling (Pack 1)

11+ Spelling (Pack 2)




Full Practice Tests

11+ Maths (Pack 1)

11+ Maths (Pack 2)

11+ Maths (Pack 3)

11+ Maths (Pack 4)

Skill Specific Practice

11+ Algebra

11+ Angles & Degrees


11+ Estimation & Place Value

11+ Factors & Multiples

11+ Fractions, Decimals & Percentages

11+ Measurements

11+ Money

11+ Operations

11+ Perimeter, Area & Volume

11+ Position & Direction

11+ Probability

11+ Problem Solving (Pack 1)

11+ Problem Solving (Pack 2)

11+ Properties of Shapes

11+ Ratio & Proportion

11+ Reflection, Rotation & Symmetry

11+ Sequences

11+ Special Numbers

11+ Speed, Distance & Time

11+ Statistics


11+ Maths Masterclass


Verbal Reasoning


Full Practice Tests

11+ Verbal Reasoning (Pack 1)

11+ Verbal Reasoning (Pack 2)

11+ Verbal Reasoning (Pack 3)

11+ Verbal Reasoning (Pack 4)

Skill Specific Practice

11+ Anagrams

11+ Analogies

11+ Codes

11+ Compound Words

11+ Embedded Words

11+ Form a Word

11+ Insert a Letter

11+ Letter Analogies

11+ Letter Calculations

11+ Letter Codes

11+ Letter Sequences

11+ Move a Letter

11+ Number Analogies

11+ Number Calculations

11+ Number Sequences

11+ Shuffled Sentences

11+ Synonyms

11+ Word Completion

11+ Word Match

11+ Word Opposites

11+ Word Pairs

11+ Word Puzzles

11+ Word Relationships


Non-Verbal Reasoning


Full Practice Tests

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning (Pack 1)

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning (Pack 2)

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning (Pack 3)

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning (Pack 4)


11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Masterclass


Spatial Reasoning


Full Practice Tests

11+ Spatial Reasoning (Pack 1)

Questions & Video Tutorials

11+ Spatial Reasoning



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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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