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 SchoolOakwood park Grammar School
Borden Grammar SchoolQueen Elizabeth’s Grammar School
Chatham House Grammar SchoolSimon Langton Grammar School for Boys
Clarendon House Grammar SchoolSimon Langton Girls’ Grammar School
Dane Court Grammar SchoolSir Roger Manwood’s School
Dartford Grammar School for GirlsThe Folkestone School for Girls
Dartford Grammar SchoolThe Harvey Grammar School
Dover Grammar School for BoysThe Judd School
Dover Grammar School for GirlsThe Norton Knatchbull School
Gravesend Grammar SchoolThe Skinner’s School
Highsted Grammar SchoolTonbridge School
Highworth Grammar SchoolTunbridge Wells Girl’s Grammar School
Invicta Grammar SchoolTunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys
Maidstone Grammar School for GirlsWeald of Kent Grammar School
Maidstone Grammar SchoolWilmington Grammar School for Boys
Mayfield Grammar SchoolWilmington 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.

Completing 11 Plus Mocks are also useful preparation for the real thing. You can get more information on completing an 11+ Mock at home here or visit our Kent Mock Exams page for more information on Kent Mock test centres.