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Gravesend Grammar School

Gravesend Grammar School

Established in 1893, Gravesend Grammar School (GGS) stands as a distinguished selective grammar school catering to boys aged 11-18 in Kent. Renowned for its consistent academic excellence, the school proudly holds specialist status in mathematics, computing, and languages. With a commitment to holistic development, Gravesend Grammar School prioritizes more than just academic achievement. The school offers a range of extracurricular activities, including chess, debating, drama, rugby, hockey, and the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. These options enhance students' non-academic versatility, providing a well-rounded educational experience.

Boasting a student body of over 1,200, Gravesend Grammar School places a strong emphasis on a traditional academic curriculum and robust pastoral care. The school's academic provision serves as a foundation for positive learning experiences, ensuring that students acquire impressive skills and substantial knowledge to propel them into further education successfully.

County / Area:
Boys Grammar

Gravesend Grammar School implements a catchment area policy that determines admission priorities based on the geographical location and proximity to the school.

Admission priorities are structured as follows:

  • Preference is given to pupils residing within the Borough of Gravesham.

  • Further consideration is extended to pupils residing within specific civil parishes, including Ash-cum-Ridley, Bean, Fawkham, Hartley, Longfield and New Barn, Southfleet, Swanscombe and Greenhithe, and Stansted.

  • Additional consideration is given to pupils residing in other designated civil parishes, namely Stone, Darenth, Horton Kirby and South Darenth, Cliffe, and Cliffe Woods.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
2-3 applicants for every place
Gravesend Grammar School, Church Walk, Gravesend DA12 2PR, 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

Gravesend 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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