Founded in 1918, Oakwood Park Grammar School (OPGS) is a boys’ grammar based in the Kent town of Maidstone. It has a co-educational sixth form. In 2003, the school became a mathematics and computing specialist college before gaining academy status in May 2011.
Pupils across five houses participate in a range of extracurricular activities, including sports at local, county and national levels. Pupils enjoy good music and drama facilities on campus and take part in an annual school-wide volunteering day to help the surrounding community.
Address: Oakwood Park Grammar School, Oakwood Park, Maidstone ME16 8AH
Admissions Info: [email protected], 01622 726683
School Type: Boys’ Grammar
Number of pupils: 1,016 (approx.)
Number of Places in Year 7: 160
Open Day Date: May
Exam Date: September
Exam Board Type: Kent 11 Plus Exam (GL)
To be considered for a Year 7 place at Oakwood Park Grammar School, pupils must sit the Kent 11 Plus Test. With 160 Year 7 places available at OPGS, competition for entry is high. In the case of oversubscription, the school uses the following criteria, giving priority to:
Parents of students who are not awarded a grammar school place at OPGS have a right to appeal. You should lodge this appeal with the school directly, within 20 school days of the date of notification.
The school’s website offers further information about the admissions process.
Oakwood’s Year 7 admissions are coordinated by Kent County Council, the Local Authority (LA). To register for the Kent Test at 11+, you must complete an online registration form.
Once your son has sat the Kent Test at 11+, parents must complete the Secondary Common Application Form and submit it online to Kent County Council. Parents will receive the results of the exam via the Council in October and Year 7 place offers will be sent out in March the following year.
Oakwood Park Grammar School follows the Kent 11 Plus exam format, which is split into the following sections:
Kent is known as the largest and most competitive grammar school area in the UK, so to keep your son ahead of his competition, he must start his revision for the 11 Plus early. Begin by creating an easy-to-follow revision timetable that covers all the required subjects, while also allowing time for relaxation to ensure your son doesn’t become overworked and anxious about the exam. Factoring in hobbies means your son is much more likely to remain motivated throughout his revision periods.
For the Kent 11+ Test, practice exam papers should be an essential part of your child’s revision routine as they can help you monitor their progress. They also give children a much-needed confidence boost as the exam date approaches.
We have specifically designed the following practice resources for the Kent Test:
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The information provided about Oakwood Park Grammar 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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