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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.
Those parents/children wishing to take the Kent Test (also known as PESE tests or 11+) need to register whilst they are in Year 5 so that the test can be taken in September of Year 6.
Registration for the Kent Test for children due to start secondary school in September 2023 will open on Wednesday 1 June 2022 and close at midnight on Friday 1 July 2022. We cannot accept late registrations.
- Secondary School applications (SCAF) will open in September 2022 and close on 1 November 2022.
- Kent Test - 8 September 2022
- Kent Test assessment results, will be available in 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 Teamon 0300 333 6472or email email@example.com
Parent Information Guide
To help support you in preparation for your child taking the 11 plus we have created an information pack containing guidance, hints and tips. Please click here to view the guide.