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Kent Test (PESE test and 11+)

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 opens on 1st June 2018 and closes on 3rd July 2018

  • You can apply at:

  • Kent tests take place on 7th September 2018.

  • Secondary School applications (SCAF) open in September 2018 and close on 31st October 2018.

  • Kent Test assessment results are available on 12th October 2018.

  • Secondary School offers made in March 2019.

  • Children start in Year 7 at Secondary school in September 2019.

Some guides may be available to help you start planning early and to help you understand the admission process.

These guides are:

  • Kent Test for Children Starting Secondary School in September 2019

  • 2019 Transfer to Secondary School - A guide for Kent parents

  • Transfer to Secondary School September 2019

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.

Kent Test Application forms are available from the school office, but please do not complete the form if you have applied for the test on line.  If you register for the test on line you can log in again to complete the Secondary preference application.

If you need any further information please contact:

Secondary Admissions Team