Located in Ashford, Kent, The Norton Knatchbull School is a selective boys’ grammar school with academy status. Girls aged 16-18 are accepted into the school’s Sixth Form. Although founded in 1630 by Norton Knatchbull, it was known as ‘Ashford Grammar School’ until 1973.
With specialisms in languages and science, the school consistently produces good examination results. It also offers pupils a wide extracurricular programme and encourages them to participate in the local community.
Address: The Norton Knatchbull School, Hythe Road, Ashford TN24 0QJ
Admissions Info: [email protected], 01233 620045
School Type: Boys’ Grammar
Number of pupils: 1,097
Number of Places in Year 7: 180
Open Day Date: September
Exam Date: September
Exam Board Type: Kent 11 Plus Exam
The 180 Year 7 places at Norton Knatchbull School are allocated on the basis of student performance in the Kent 11 Plus Test. Admissions are dealt with by the Local Authority (LA) and, when parents apply, they must do so directly with Kent County Council.
If the school receives more applications than there are places, it will implement the following oversubscription criteria, in the following priority order:
For more information about Norton Knatchbull School’s admissions criteria, visit the website.
All applications for Year 7 places at Norton Knatchbull School must go through the LA, Kent County Council. Parents must complete the LA’s Common Application Form (CAF), which can be done online.
The LA coordinates all Year 7 places, not the school, so parents are advised to contact the LA directly with any specific registration questions.
To be considered for one of the Norton Knatchbull School’s 180 places at Year 7, children must reach the required standard in the Kent 11 Plus test. This test is standard across the county of Kent and most selective grammar schools in the area adhere to it.
The Kent eleven plus exam is split into three sections:
For boys to succeed in gaining a place at The Norton Knatchbull School, they will need a structured study plan. The Kent Test’s English section requires good comprehension skills, so parents should encourage their son to read a range of texts – this reading list for 11 Plus level is a good starting point.
Our online practice exam papers will give students the best chance of success in the Kent 11 Plus test, with a view to gaining a Year 7 place at Norton Knatchbull.
We would particularly recommend these practice tests that have been specifically designed to help students prepare for the Kent 11 Plus exam:
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