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Simon Langton Girls' Grammar School

Simon Langton Girls' Grammar School

Founded in 1881, Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School is a selective school based in Canterbury, Kent that teaches girls aged 11-18. Boys have been admitted into the school’s Sixth Form since 2010. Over 1,000 students are taught at Simon Langton Girls’, with the school placing emphasis on developing positive relationships between pupils and teachers and forging mutual respect.

Throughout their educational journey at Simon Langton Girls’, students benefit from a diverse, well-rounded, and ambitious curriculum that upholds rigorous academic standards, equipping them with the knowledge and skills essential for lifelong learning. The school goes beyond the national curriculum with its Langton Extended Curriculum, offering students elective programs that  encourage creativity, out-of-the-box thinking, and the development of key attributes such as adaptability, vision, and problem-solving skills.

Prioritizing the overall well-being of its cohort, the school implements an extensive program of initiatives supporting students with mental and other health issues, while also promoting physical activity. This includes a range of sporting pursuits such as netball, volleyball, and badminton, fostering confidence through healthy competition.

Admission to Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School is through the local authority’s selection processes. The school, which acquired specialist status in music and information and communication technology (ICT) in September 2005, continues to invest in its educational offerings, with a new director of music taking up her post in the recent September. While the school maintains an average size, it boasts a large sixth form. Although the majority of students are White British, the school is witnessing a growing number from minority ethnic groups. Few students come from disadvantaged backgrounds or are entitled to free school meals, and the school has a low number of students with learning difficulties or disabilities.

County / Area:
Girls Grammar

Though geographically defined catchment areas are absent at Simon Langton Girls' Grammar School, a natural tendency exists to prioritize the enrollment of students residing in closer proximity to the institution.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
3 applicants for every place
Simon Langton Girls' Grammar School, Old Dover Road, Canterbury CT1 3EW, 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

Simon Langton Girls' 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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