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Kent Test (11+) Information
Applying for a secondary school place is one of the most important decisions you will make for your child.
Parents who would like their child to take the Kent Test (also known as PESE tests or 11+) need to register while they are in Year 5 so that the test can be taken in September of Year 6.
Registrations for the Kent Test will open on 1 June 2022 and close at midnight on 1 July 2022 for children due to start secondary school in September 2023.
- Secondary School applications (SCAF) will open in September 2021 and close on 1 November 2021.
- Kent Test - 8 September 2022.
- Kent Test assessment results, will be available on 18 October 2022.
- Secondary School offers are then made in March 2023.
Guides will be available to help you start planning early and to help you understand the admission process. These guides will tell you what happens and when; what you need to do; where you can get more information; a list of the Kent Grammar Schools and frequently asked questions and the answers.
Many children will find the test difficult.
Grammar schools in Kent provide for children in about the top 25% of the ability range. In addition, some of Kent’s grammar schools - particularly those which are most likely to offer places to children from outside Kent - give priority to those with the highest scores. You may want to discuss your child’s academic achievement with their primary school before you decide whether to register them for the Kent Test.
Passing the Kent Test does not guarantee your child a place in a Kent grammar school.
Make sure you know where the Kent grammar schools are, and what the admissions criteria are for the school(s) you are interested in. You can search for Kent grammar schools with our Kent Schools search.
If you need any further information please contact: the Secondary Admissions Team on 0300 333 6472 or email firstname.lastname@example.org