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The Norton Knatchbull School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information

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.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for The Norton Knatchbull School

 

Address: The Norton Knatchbull School, Hythe Road, Ashford TN24 0QJ

County: Kent

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 Norton Knatchbull School 11 Plus Admissions

 

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:

 

  1. Children in Local Authority Care
  2. Children with siblings at the school when the child starts
  3. Health and Special Access Reasons
  4. Proximity of a child’s home to the school

 

For more information about Norton Knatchbull School’s admissions criteria, visit the website.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to The Norton Knatchbull School

 

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.

 

The Norton Knatchbull School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

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:

 

  • Section 1 focuses on English and maths. Both topics have a 5-minute practice exercise and a 25-minute test. The test is multiple-choice and is an hour long overall.
  • Section 2 tests students’ reasoning abilities. The test is split into three sections: Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Spatial Reasoning. A multiple-choice test, it is an hour long in total.
  • Section 3 is a writing task that lasts for 40 minutes. This is not marked as part of the overall 11+ score, but can be referred to in borderline cases or appeals.

 

How to Prepare for The Norton Knatchbull School 11 Plus Exam?

 

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.

 

 

Practice Exam Papers for The Norton Knatchbull School 11 Plus Exam

 

We would particularly recommend these practice tests that have been specifically designed to help students prepare for the Kent 11 Plus exam:

 

Full Practice Tests

 

11 Plus Kent Practice Test 1

11 Plus Kent Practice Test 2

11 Plus Kent Practice Test 3

 

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)

 

Mathematics

 

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 The Norton Knatchbull 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.

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