Medway Grammar Schools 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information



There are six grammar schools in the Medway region. For eleven plus information and specific details about each school’s admissions process, we suggest reading the articles below:



11 Plus Exam Information for Medway Grammar Schools


Registration Closing Date: June

Common Application Form (CAF) Closing Date: October

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: CEM

Results Date: October

Pass Mark: Varies each year

Allocations Date: March

Appeals Hearings: April, May, June

Admissions Info: Medway Council, 01634 331110


Medway Grammar Schools 11 Plus Admissions


Year 7 places for Medway grammar schools are determined by pupil performance in the eleven plus exam. Prior to applying for a place, parents are advised to attend their preferred schools’ open event to get more information about the admissions process.


Schools within the Medway local authority use different allocation criteria for Year 7 places, so parents are advised to confirm the criteria of their preferred school(s) directly before completing the Common Application Form (CAF).


How to Register for the Medway Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam


To apply for a Year 7 place at any of the Medway grammar schools, parents must complete a Common Application Form (CAF), as administered by the Medway local authority. All primary schools within the Medway area will receive booklets entitled ‘Admission to Secondary School: A Guide for Parents’ to distribute, which explains more about the registration process.


Alternatively, parents can call the admissions team at Medway Council on 01634 331110 with any Year 7 application questions. Parents are advised to contact their local authority, rather than individual schools, with 11+ registration questions.


Medway Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam Format


The eleven plus exam for Medway grammar schools test verbal reasoning, maths and English. Both the verbal reasoning and maths tests are multiple choice and last around 50 minutes each. The English test usually takes the form of an essay and lasts 50 minutes, which includes 10 minutes of planning time.


In previous years, the maths and English sections have been double-weighted, compared with verbal reasoning. This means that the maths and writing scores are given twice the importance of the verbal reasoning score.


Practice Exam Papers for the Medway Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam


At Exam Papers Plus, we would advise that students use 11+ practice papers under timed conditions so that they are used to answering questions quickly and under pressure.


For students currently preparing for the Medway grammar schools eleven plus exam, we would highly recommend the following resources:


Verbal Reasoning

Skill specific practice



Maths/Numerical Reasoning 

Skill specific practice



English Writing

Skill specific practice


Full CEM Practice Tests (NVR sections not relevant for Medway)




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The information provided about Medway 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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