Located in Canterbury, Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys was founded in 1881 and currently teaches over 1,000 boys aged 11-18. The school is proud of its rich history and continues to name its four houses – Burgess, Hardman, Mackenzie and Sharp – after four former pupils who died in the First World War.
The school aims to create world leaders of the future and has invested a significant amount of resource into The Langton Star Centre, which gives pupils the chance to work on real research projects alongside scientists and engineers.
Address: Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys, Langton Lane, Nackington Road, Canterbury CT4 7AS
Admissions Info: [email protected], 01227 463567
School Type: Boys’ Grammar
Number of pupils: 1,030 (approx.)
Number of Places in Year 7: 120
Open Day Date: October
Exam Date: September
Exam Board Type: Kent 11 Plus Exam
The school’s 120 Year 7 places are allocated based on student performance in the Kent 11 Plus Test. All admissions are dealt with by the Local Authority, Kent County Council.
With 120 places available in Year 7, the school is often oversubscribed. In such cases, priority is given to:
For a full breakdown of the school’s oversubscription criteria, please review this document directly. Alternatively, call the school’s office on 01227 463567 with any questions you have about the process.
All applications for 11+ entry to Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys 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, so parents are advised to contact them directly with any specific registration questions. Parents will receive the results of the exam via the LA in October and official places will be confirmed in March the following year.
To be considered for a Year 7 place at Simon Langton Grammar School for boys, pupils must reach the required standard in the Kent 11 Plus test. This test is standard across Kent and most selective grammar schools in the area adhere to it.
The Kent 11+ exam is split into three sections:
If your son is due to sit the Kent Test, read our article on how to prepare for the Kent 11 Plus exam, which includes some sample questions.
For your son to perform at his best in the Kent Test, it’s important to have a structured study schedule in place. Your son will benefit from regular revision sessions that cover all the key subjects tested in the Eleven Plus.
Our online practice papers will give your son the best possible chance of success. The resources below have been specifically designed for the Kent Test, and we would highly recommend including them in your son’s study plan.
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The information provided about Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys 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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