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Dane Court Grammar School

Dane Court Grammar School

Established in 1957 as a Technical High School, Dane Court is a co-educational grammar located in the coastal town of Broadstairs in Kent. Open to 1,200 pupils aged 11 to 18, it received academy status in 2011. Dane Court became a Specialist Language College in 2003 and has since invested a significant amount of resources into promoting languages within its community.

Students at Dane Court Grammar School have the option to select from three modern foreign languages—German, French, and Spanish. Additionally, they can explore a range of captivating courses such as history, geography, and philosophy. Practical cooking skills are imparted through food preparation lessons, keeping students active in physical education (PE), and citizenship courses foster global thinking.

The array of supplementary activities includes engaging trips and exciting expeditions, strategically designed to enhance the comprehensive educational experience offered by Dane Court. Popular destinations like Spain, Zambia, and Iceland provide students with opportunities to forge strong friendships while exploring their capacity for cultural and social development in unfamiliar settings.

County / Area:
Mixed Grammar

Dane Court Grammar School operates without a designated catchment area.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
2-3 applicants for every place
Dane Court, Broadstairs Road, Broadstairs CT10 2RT, UK
11+ Exam Details:
Exam Board/Format:
Kent 11 Plus:
Paper 1 : Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning.
Paper 2: English and Maths
Paper 3: Creative Writing

Dane Court Grammar School employs the Kent 11 Plus exam structure, encompassing assessments in Reasoning, English, and Maths.

This test is utilized to evaluate the suitability of prospective students for admission to the school and is adopted by the majority, though not all, of the 35 wholly selective and 4 partially selective grammar schools in the region.

The exam format is as follows:

Section 1: A one-hour examination gauging students' reasoning abilities. Comprising shorter segments, the test assesses Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning, and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Section 2: A one-hour examination evaluating proficiency in English and Maths.

Section 3: A 40-minute writing task, including 10 minutes of preparation time. Although the writing task is not scored for the 11 Plus exam, it may serve as supporting evidence in borderline cases.

Exam Date:
Registration Starts:
Registration Closes:
September 2024
June 2024
July 2024

Parents who have registered will receive their Kent Test results via email after 4 pm, providing a breakdown of their child's scores. Additionally, results will be accessible online from 5 pm, allowing parents to log in and review the outcomes.

How to prepare:

We run specialist 11+ online courses focussing on the Kent 11 Plus (PESE) Test (Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, English, Maths and Creative Writing) . The sessions are online and highly interactive. Speak to us about how we can help your child.

Mock Exams: Our mock exams are designed to reflect the real exam in complexity and format. Click here to view the mock exam schedule.

Practice Papers: Practice packs designed to help your child master the entire syllabus.

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