Kent Grammar Schools

Kent grammar schools with an 11 Plus entry are split into two distinct areas. Schools in Medway have a different entry.

There are thirty two Grammar Schools in Kent (excluding Medway):

Barton Court Grammar School                    Oakwood park Grammar School

Borden Grammar School                              Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School

Chatham House Grammar School               Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys

Clarendon House Grammar School            Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School

Dane Court Grammar School                       Sir Roger Manwood’s School

Dartford Grammar School for Girls            The Folkestone School for Girls

Dartford Grammar School                           The Harvey Grammar School

Dover Grammar School for Boys                The Judd School

Dover Grammar School for Girls                The Norton Knatchbull School

Gravesend Grammar School                      The Skinner’s School

Highsted Grammar School                          Tonbridge School

Highworth Grammar School                      Tunbridge Wells Girl’s Grammar School

Invicta Grammar School                             Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys

Maidstone Grammar School for Girls      Weald of Kent Grammar School

Maidstone Grammar School                     Wilmington Grammar School for Boys

Mayfield Grammar School                        Wilmington Grammar School for Girls

As Kent only has partial provision of Grammar School places competition for places is high.

Kent- Choosing your new Grammar school

Parents should check with each school for their admissions criteria because these do change frequently. In some cases Grammar Schools will have geographic restrictions on who can apply and in others they are open entry. Often Parents will want to apply to more than one school if they are eligible to ensure they give their child the best chance of a place.

Do visit any school you are thinking of with your child. Try and visit more than one if it is relevant for you to get a feel of how they differ. We would also advise you to visit the local comprehensive school as well because it is useful to get a feeling for any differences between the two systems. Most schools have open days so ask the school for the dates (most are in the late spring or early summer).

We do have some more detailed information on our Kent 11 Plus admissions and applications pages

11 Plus Age adjusted results in Kent

Because Kent uses GL papers these are age adjusted, this is done to ensure younger children are not disadvantaged. The difference varies by paper and by year but if there is a year gap then the oldest children would need to score roughly 10% more to get the same result as someone a year younger than them.

Preparation for the Kent 11 Plus test

If you’d like to understand what the Kent exam involves then please go through to our page on the Kent 11 Plus Exam Format

If you’d like more information on how to prepare your child for the test and when to start then have a look at our  Kent 11 Plus preparation page which will help you to find your way through the options.