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Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys

Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys

Educating over 1,000 pupils aged 11-18 in Canterbury, Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys has a rich history and is renowned for its dual specialisms in science and mathematics. CERN Courier has hailed it as "one of the most active schools in implementing innovative ways of teaching science in the UK" 

Referred to as "The Langton," this grammar school in Canterbury aspires to cultivate future world leaders through a curriculum that is both inspiring and challenging. The academic provision spans diverse subjects, ranging from business and psychology to modern foreign languages and economics. The school's focus is on shaping boys into independent learners with a resilient approach to their education.

In addition to academics, The Langton provides a comprehensive extracurricular program that includes a variety of artistic, sporting, and creative opportunities. As a thriving institution, it has invested significantly in The Langton Star Centre, offering pupils the opportunity to engage in real research projects alongside renowned scientists and engineers.

County / Area:
Boys Grammar

For boys aiming for Simon Langton, living within the nine-mile radius opens doors, placing them closer to opportunity.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
3 applicants for every place
Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys, Langton Lane, Nackington Road, Canterbury, 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 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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Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys
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