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Oakwood Park Grammar School

Oakwood Park Grammar School

Founded in 1918, Oakwood Park Grammar School (OPGS) is a boys’ grammar based in the Kent town of Maidstone. It has a co-educational sixth form. In 2003, the school became a mathematics and computing specialist college before gaining academy status in May 2011.

The curriculum provides a diverse array of challenging subjects, encouraging students to explore their complete potential. The school's emphasis extends beyond academic excellence, placing equal importance on pushing intellectual boundaries and fostering personal resilience.

Divided into five houses, the student body actively engages in a variety of extracurricular activities, including sports at local, county, and national tiers. Expansive music and drama facilities contribute to the development of boys' creative abilities, and volunteer initiatives play a pivotal role in their personal and character growth, effectively preparing them for successful lives beyond their school years.

County / Area:
Boys Grammar

Oakwood Park Grammar School lacks a defined catchment area, its admission process typically prioritizes potential students residing in closer proximity to the school.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
2-3 applicants for every place
Oakwood Park Grammar School, Maidstone ME16 8AH, 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

Oakwood Park 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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