School Details

Type of School Grammar
Address Highsted Road
ME10 4PT
Phone 01795424223
Consortium Kent County Council
Region Kent


Admission Year Sept 2024
Gender in YEAR 7 Girls
Gender in SIXTH FORM Mixed


Academic Exam 7/9/2023 - 9/9/2023

The Kent Test will take place on:

  • Thursday 7 September 2023 for children who go to school in Kent
  • the weekend of Saturday 9 September 2023 for children who go to school outside Kent.
Registration 1/6/2023 - 3/7/2023
Allocation Day 1/3/2024
CAF form 31/10/2023
Test Results Day 18/10/2023

Academic Selection

Number of Places 150
Standardised Yes
Age Standardised No
Total Number of Exams 3
Number of Rounds 1
Admission Policy View

The assessment will comprise of:   

  • a computer-based test to assess verbal ability, numeracy and non-verbal reasoning
  • an English paper to assess reading and writing skills wil be marked . (Not computer based or multiple choice)

* Highsted Grammar School also accepts pupils who have reached the required standard of the “Highsted Test”.

Exam Boards

  • Granada Learning (GL)
  • Consortium (CONSORTIUM)

Exam Styles

  • Mixed (MC & STD)

The tests are multiple-choice with a separate answer sheet. They are marked by an automated marking machine.



Sample Papers

Name Document or Link Subjects
Kent Familiarisation Paper View Mixed Subjects

The Kent Grammar school tests Tests in English, Mathematics and Reasoning devised by an external body (GL Assessment) for admission to Kent Grammar school

Exam Papers

Name Round From (mins) To (mins) Subjects
Multiple Papers 1 60 English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning

The first test will be an English and maths paper and will take 1 hour. Each section will involve a 5 minute practice exercise followed by a 25 minute test. The English section will involve a comprehension exercise as well as some additional questions drawn from a set designed to test literacy skills.

The second test will be a reasoning paper. It will take about 1 hour, including the practice sections and questions. It will contain a verbal reasoning section and a non-verbal reasoning section of roughly the same length. The non-verbal reasoning will be split into short sections, administered and timed individually.

There will also be a writing exercise which will not be marked but may be used by a local headteacher panel as part of the headteacher assessment stage of the process. 40 minutes will be allowed for the writing task, including 10 minutes planning time.

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