Secondary Transfer


The Kent Test

Secondary Transfer


Your child will transfer to secondary education at eleven, at the end of year 6. West Kent uses the 11+ and some children take this at the beginning of their final year.

The decision about whether your child should take the 11+ and the application process is made by you as parents/carers, however there is an opportunity to discuss your child’s suitability for the exam with both the class teacher and the Headteacher during year 5. A separate booklet about transfer at eleven gives more information about the procedure. This is available from Kent County Council and is available below.

All local secondary schools offer open evenings throughout the autumn term prior to application and it is strongly advised that you go to see as many of the schools as you can, as each child is very different and may be best suited to different settings.

Secondary school places

You must apply for a secondary school place for your child to start year 7 at secondary school. You will need to do this when your child is in Year 6 at primary school. For more information on the Kent application process, click on the following link:

The Kent Test

P.E.S.E Meeting Presentation 

(note - this presentation is currently being updated)
P.E.S.E Presentation to parents 2019

Information Leaflet from KCC

(Information for Grammar School entry 2024 is updated on this page)

How can I help prepare my child?

You can download a Kent Test familiarisation booklet (see above) to help prepare your child; this details the different parts of the test and gives advice on how to approach the types of questions asked. GL Assessment also publishes a range of revision titles, support books and practice papers; these are not specific to the Kent Test, but will give your child a good idea of the sort of questions they'll need to tackle. 


Results Day / Allocations Day

Even the calmest person will find it difficult to remain sanguine as results day and/or allocations day approaches. In Kent you will find out your child’s test score in advance of the school allocation being made. You may receive your child’s results or school allocation in a number of ways – post, email or online (the latter two are only if you applied online.) Here are our top tips for handling results and allocations days:

Guidance taken from:

Please take a look at some of our feeder schools within the local area: