I have been reading these great forums for some time now and getting loads of useful information from them and this is my first post
. My DS passed the Medway test
and being in Kent (Longfield) I think this is good news as we are going to Chatham Grammar School for Boys open evening on Tuesday. My next door neighbours best friend DS is currently going their and enjoying it and I have seen other comments about Chatham Grammar schools being good. So it will be interesting to see the school on Tuesday. I am also looking at Sir Jospeh Williamson's but not sure due to the over subscription distance requirement?
Our plan A is still Gravesend Grammar school as logistically the easiest to get to and it's the school I know best but I'm glad to have some backup plans. Also went to see our nearest school Longfield Academy and was very impressed with that as well.
It also interesting to read between the lines about a bit of snobbery between Grammar schools from West to East Kent. I like Medway and have no problem sending my DS there if that's what we decide. I'm just happy that a pass in the 11+ actually means a good chance of a Grammar school place rather than trying to scramble for a place and get the highest scores in some other grammar schools we could mention. Now just waiting for the Kent results.
P.s. you mentioned the website that 'dare not speak its name'. I think I know of that website and read it all the time for lots of useful information about Medway and Kent and there currently is a good article about the Medway results and the maximum score going up in Kent, enjoy.