The Skinners’ School is a boys-only selective grammar school based in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Founded in 1887, Skinners’ has specialist status in both science and mathematics.
With over 1,000 boys at the school, Skinners’ provides a challenging curriculum while encouraging students to participate in co-curricular and extracurricular activities, such as joining the Combined Cadet Force, participating in sport, music and drama productions.
Address: The Skinners’ School, St John’s Road, Tunbridge Wells TN4 9PG
Admissions Info: [email protected], 01892 520 732
School Type: Boys’ Grammar
Number of pupils: 1,021 (approx.)
Number of Places in Year 7: 150
Open Day Date: October
Exam Date: September
Exam Board Type: Kent 11 Plus Exam
To be considered for a Year 7 place at Skinners’ School, pupils must sit the Kent 11 Plus Test. With 150 Year 7 places available, the school uses its oversubscription criteria when there are more applicants than places. The school gives priority to:
The school’s website offers further information about the admissions process at The Skinners’.
The Skinners’ School Year 7 admissions are coordinated by Kent County Council, the Local Authority (LA). To register for the Kent Test at eleven plus, parents must first complete an online registration form.
Once students have taken the Kent Test at 11+, parents need to 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.
As per the majority of Kent-based selective schools, The Skinners’ School requires pupils to take the Kent 11+ exam, which consists of two multiple-choice tests with a separate answer sheet.
The second test is a reasoning paper and is split into three sections:
Prospective pupils will also be required to sit a 40-minute writing task. Although this task isn’t marked as part of the 11 Plus exam, it could be used in appeal cases, borderline cases or at a Headteacher’s request.
The Kent Test tends to vary from year to year, but children can maximise their chances of gaining a place at their preferred secondary school by preparing well. When to begin preparation will depend on your child’s current attainment, but all children will benefit from regular practice sessions.
For The Skinners’ School eleven plus test, we’d recommend using practice exam papers in study sessions. Practice papers give pupils an idea of the types of questions they can expect in the real exam, and can provide parents with a good indication of their child’s current abilities.
For The Skinners’ School 11+ exam, we highly recommend the following resources:
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