Transition to Secondary School
For many parents planning for their child to transition to secondary school is a worrying time, new school, new buildings, new teachers, new subjects and new friends.
Admission to a Secondary School in Kent Booklet - September 2023
Open Events for entry to Year 7 September 2023
Stone Lodge SchoolSchool Tours & Head Teacher welcome - BOOKING ESSENTIAL
Friday 7th October, Tuesday 11th October, Thursday 13th October & Friday 14th October
9.20am, 9.55am,11.20am & 11.55am - BOOKINGS ONLY
To book a place on a School Tour please click here
Monday 10th October from 5pm. Head Teacher talks at 5.45pm, 6.25pm & 7.05pm
Dartford Science and Technology College
Open Evenings 2022:
29th September 6:00pm - 8:00pm
11th October 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Open Mornings 2022:
4th, 5th, 6th and 12th October
Tours commence at 8:55am, 9:40am and 11:00am
No need to book our open events, please simply arrive on your chosen date.
Wednesday 28th September 2022 (3-7pm) and Saturday 1st October 2022 (9am-12pm). We also have two morning sessions, Tuesday 4th October (9-10:30am) and Friday 14th October (9-10:30am). To book your place, please click here.
Dartford Grammar School for Boys
We would like to invite parents and boys in Year 6 to our Open Evening which will take place on Thursday 29th September 2022.
You must book in order to attend. In order to manage the safety of visitors and our school population, we will need to limit the number of people arriving on site and in the main hall for the Headmaster’s address. If you would like to attend, please book using the following link:
Please arrive in time for your allotted session in the main hall and not before this. You will be able to tour the school afterwards. You will be required to show your booking confirmation on arrival. You will be able to book a maximum of 3 tickets. Please note, you will not be able to enter the school if you haven’t booked.
Wilmington Grammar School for Girls
Open Evening- Wednesday 19th October 2022
To view the virtual open evening please click here
Wilmington Grammar School for BoysOur Open Evening is Wednesday 12th October 2022. Further details will be available in due course.
TO VIEW OUR VIRTUAL OPEN EVENING PLEASE CLICK HERE
Northfleet School for Girls
Mayfield Grammar School
Yr 6 Open Evening - Tuesday, 11th October 2022 4.30pm-7.30pm. Presentations will be held at 4.30pm, 5.15pm and 6pm in the Main Hall. Students and parents/carers will have a unique opportunity to explore our departments, meeting our students and find out what makes MGGS such a special place.
Yr 6 Open Afternoons - Tuesday, 18th October 2022 1.30pm-3.30pm, Wednesday 19th October 2022 1.30pm-3.30pm. This is a great opportunity to have a tour of MGGS with one of our current Year 7 students, visit our beautiful site and to see our school and students in action.
Please note you will be sent an email nearer the event time with an allocated time of arrival in order to avoid congestion. Bookings via this link.
All details will be kept on our database in line with GDPR to ensure we keep you informed of any future events of interest at MGGS. We very much look forward to seeing you and your daughter in the near future.
Maidstone Grammar School for Girls
Information Leaflet for Parents
The website www.kent.gov.uk gives all relevant information.
Registration for the Kent Test opens Wednesday 1st June 2022 and closes Friday 1st July 2022.
The Kent Test for pupils in Kent schools is Thursday 8th September 2022.
The tests are multiple-choice with a separate answer sheet. They are marked by an automated marking machine.
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.
Kent Test familiarisation paper (PDF, 2.6 MB)
There is also some free familiarisation materials offered by GL Assessments.
The release date of Kent Test results is Tuesday 18th October 2022.
Registration for the Bexley Test opens between Tuesday 3rd May and Friday 1st July 2021.
The test sessions are planned for week commencing Monday 12 September 2022. All children registered for the test will be invited to one of these sessions, whether in their own school or at a test centre.
There will be two test papers containing a mixture of questions on verbal reasoning and comprehension, non-verbal reasoning and mathematical reasoning. Each paper will be divided into timed sections, and instructions will be given on an audio soundtrack. Most questions are multiple-choice, and all answers are marked on a separate machine-readable answer sheet. There will be a short break between the two test papers.
A leaflet providing more information relating to this year’s test is available to download.
All parents who register their child for the test will be sent a link to familiarisation materials.
A range of free familiarisation material is also available from GL Assessment.
The release date of Bexley Test results is Friday 7th October 2022.
Applying for Secondary School in September 2023
PowerPoint Presentation given at Year 5 Parent Information Meeting
For children born between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012, transferring to Secondary school in September 2023.
Applications on-line are open at www.kent.gov.uk/ola from Thurday 1st September 2022 to 31st October 2022.
If you have already used the system to register your child for the Kent Test, you will be able to log on and simply add your preferences to the information you have already given.
You can name up to four schools, putting them in order of preference. Naming only one school does not guarantee your child a place at that school or give your child priority for a place over another child, neither does naming a school more than once.
It is important to check whether any of your chosen secondary schools require a Supplementary Form to be completed. This must be returned directly to the school being applied for.If you would like help or advice, or require access to a computer, please contact our Family Support Team.
Further information can be found on Kent County Council's website.
Admissions criteria can be found on the KCC website following this link.
National Offer Day is Wednesday 1st March 2023.
We recommend you still accept the place your child has been offered. This will not affect your appeal and will guarantee your child has a school place if your appeal is unsuccessful. If your appeal is successful you must remember to tell the school you were originally offered that you no longer want the place.