Registration for the Kent Test for children due to start secondary school in September 2024 opened on Thursday 1 June 2023 and closed at midnight on Monday 3 July 2023. We cannot accept late registrations.
If you have not registered your child for the test but still want them to attend a Kent grammar school, please name the school as one of your preferences when you apply for a secondary school place.
Assessment is normally done through testing during the autumn term. This year, the tests took place on Thursday 7 September 2023 for pupils in Kent primary schools, and on the weekend of Saturday 9 September 2023 for other pupils. Any reference to ‘Kent Test’ or ‘registration’ does not guarantee when or if testing will take place.
The assessment results were sent on Wednesday 18 October 2023.
If your child will be starting secondary school in September 2023 and has not taken the Kent Test, see our information about moving to a different school.
Message from St Simon Stock
This message is only for parents who are applying for a Year 7 place at St Simon Stock Catholic School.
Just a reminder that if you have listed St Simon Stock as one of your choices, they have a supplementary form to be completed but ONLY FOR;
Applicants who meet any of the faith criteria - this includes baptised Catholics, other Christians (even if baptised/dedicated but not regularly practising) and all other faiths.
Applicants who have a sibling in Years 7 – 12 at St Simon Stock.
There is no need to complete the form if you do not meet any of the above criteria and please ignore this message if you have already submitted your form.
Key information and dates regarding the application process for secondary school, can be found on this page: Secondary School places
For Open Days, Mornings or Evenings, please check the Secondary School websites:
Family Transition Tips:
** BBC Bitesize has lots of great videos and information, under 'Starting Secondary school'....worth a look!