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Dartford Grammar School

Dartford Grammar School

Dartford Grammar School, situated in Kent, is a distinguished selective grammar school for boys aged 11-18, with an additional provision for girls in its Sixth Form. Established as one of England's oldest schools, it upholds the motto "Ora Et Labora" (Pray and Work). Accredited with an 'outstanding' rating by Ofsted, the school attained academy status in 2011. With an enrollment of around 1200 students, Dartford Grammar School consistently achieves impressive exam results across a diverse curriculum, encompassing subjects like computer science, art, Japanese, and religious studies.

The school's co-curricular approach is dedicated to catering to the diverse interests of its students, offering a wide array of enriching activities. Popular pursuits include gardening, drama production, Eco Council involvement, chess, participation in a guitar group, and rugby. These activities are designed to maximize the potential of the boys, contributing to their future successes and supporting their personal growth even beyond graduation.

County / Area:
Boys Grammar

Dartford Grammar School operates with a catchment area that assigns  priority based on proximity and distance from the school. This catchment  area encompasses the Dartford Electoral Wards, including Brent, Bean  and Darenth, Castle, Greenhithe, Heath, Joyce Green, Joydens Wood,  Littlebrook, Longfield, New Barn & Southfleet, Newtown, Princes,  Stone, Sutton-at-Hone and Hawley, Swanscombe, Town, West Hill, and  Wilmington.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
6 applicants for every place
Dartford Grammar School, West Hill, Dartford DA1 2HW, UK
11+ Exam Details:
Exam Board/Format:
Section 1 : Reasoning
Section 2 : English and Maths
Section 3 : Writing

The examination comprises Kent 11 Plus assessments in Reasoning, English, and Mathematics, along with a writing task.

Section 1 – Reasoning: A one-hour test evaluating students' reasoning abilities. This section is divided into three shorter parts, focusing on Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning, and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Section 2 – English and Maths: A one-hour test divided into two sections. Each section includes a 5-minute practice exercise followed by a 25-minute test. The English section assesses comprehension and literacy skills, while the Maths section features multiple-choice questions covering various topics students would have studied up to Year 6.

Section 3 – Writing: A 40-minute writing task that is not formally marked as part of the 11 Plus exam. However, it may be considered in borderline cases or by headteachers during the stage of place allocation.

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

Annual assessments take place in every Key Stage. The Grade Card, an Annual Report, and Parents' Evenings collectively facilitate a minimum of five formal home/school interactions each year.

How to prepare:

We run specialist 11+ online courses focussing on the Kent 11 Plus Test (Reasoning, English, Maths and 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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