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The Harvey Grammar School

The Harvey Grammar School

Nestled in Folkestone, Kent, The Harvey Grammar School (HGS) stands as a beacon of academic excellence for boys aged 11-18. With a rich history and distinguished alumni, HGS fosters an environment where nearly 1,000 pupils thrive across four houses: Discovery, Endeavour, Resolution, and Victory.

Tailored Education for Every Mind:

HGS recognizes that every student learns differently. Therefore, it cultivates a broad and balanced curriculum that caters to diverse learning styles. From the intricacies of science and the nuances of religious studies to the practical skills of DT and the cultural insights of French, HGS challenges its pupils throughout their academic journey.

Modern Facilities, Boundless Opportunities:

Investing in the future, HGS boasts modern facilities that ignite passions and inspire creativity. Whether it's the pulse-pounding rhythm of the music room, the captivating glow of the stage lights during drama productions, or the exhilaration of the playing field, HGS offers a vibrant tapestry of extracurricular activities.

But the learning extends beyond the school walls. HGS embarks on transformative journeys to destinations like Nepal, Chile, Mongolia, and Tanzania, immersing students in diverse cultures and broadening their understanding of the world.

Nurturing Talents, Building Character:

At HGS, education is not merely about achieving academic prowess; it's about shaping well-rounded individuals. The school fosters a supportive environment where boys are encouraged to pursue their aspirations, embrace the joy of learning, and develop empathy for their peers. Every student has the opportunity to discover, nurture, and refine their unique talents, whether they lie in the realm of academics, athletics, or artistic expression.

A Legacy of Excellence:

HGS's commitment to academic rigor has earned it a well-deserved reputation for excellence. The school's dedication to its students shines through its recent "Outstanding" rating from Ofsted, a testament to its unwavering commitment to providing exceptional education.

By focusing on personalized learning, modern facilities, enriching experiences, and character development, HGS equips its pupils with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to become successful individuals not just in academics but also in life.

County / Area:
Boys Grammar

Applicants from the Folkestone and Hythe District (formerly Shepway) have a stronger chance of securing a place at The Harvey Grammar School due to the school's emphasis on local admissions.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
3 applicants for every place
The Harvey Grammar School, Cheriton Road, Folkestone CT19 5JY, UK
11+ Exam Details:
Exam Board/Format:
Paper 1 : Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning.
Paper 2: English and Maths
Paper 3: Creative Writing

The Harvey 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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