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Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School

Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School

At Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, we are proud to continue a tradition of Grammar School education in Faversham which dates back to 1527. Our highly successful and welcoming school offers extensive opportunities for students to achieve academically, socially and personally.

The school's curriculum is designed to cover a broad spectrum of disciplines, including history, ICT, design and technology (DT), and Thinking Skills. This approach ensures a well-rounded education that addresses the diverse interests and requirements of the student.

QEGS places a strong emphasis on extracurricular activities to enhance both learning and social development. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award activities, in particular, have proven immensely popular, challenging students and encouraging their active participation in the local community. These experiences not only broaden their horizons but also significantly boost their confidence.

At the heart of QEGS is a forward-looking ethos that thrives on inclusivity, welcoming students from different backgrounds into a supportive environment. The school is dedicated to fostering civic responsibility and a sense of achievement, emphasizing self-discipline as essential for both academic and personal growth.

While QEGS is an average-sized school, it draws students primarily from White British backgrounds, with a small representation from various ethnic minority backgrounds. Approximately half of the students reside in Faversham, while others commute from nearby towns and villages. Eligibility for free school meals is well below average. Notably, the school achieved mathematics and computing specialist status in 2005 and was recognized as a high-performing school, earning a second specialism in languages in 2009.

County / Area:
Co-educational grammar school

Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School in Faversham doesn't establish a formal catchment area. Nevertheless, it generally gives preference to potential students residing in closer proximity to the school.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
9 applicants for every place
Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Abbey Place, Faversham, Kent ME13 7BQ, 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

Queen Elizabeth’s 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

After completing the exam, your child will be assigned three standardized scores: one for English, one for Mathematics, and one comprehensive score that incorporates Reasoning. To successfully pass the exam, your child must attain a standardized score exceeding 109 in each subject, with a total score reaching 332 or higher.


Success Info: 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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