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The Judd School

The Judd School

 The Judd School in Tonbridge

Since 1888, The Judd School in Tonbridge, Kent, has served as a pillar of education for boys aged 11-18, with a welcoming co-educational Sixth Form added to its ranks. The school, named after 16th-century merchant Andrew Judd, boasts a vibrant community of over 1,000 pupils.

Judd: A Tradition of Excellence

Affectionately known as Judd, the school takes pride in its dedication to music, science, and mathematics. This focus has earned it the prestigious title of "High Performing Specialist School." Judd's traditional curriculum aims to equip its students with valuable life skills, preparing them for the rigors of higher education and the ever-evolving job market.

Beyond the Classroom: Nurturing Passions and Building Character

The Judd School recognizes the importance of extracurricular activities in fostering well-rounded individuals. It offers a plethora of clubs that cater to diverse interests, providing opportunities for boys to explore their passions and forge lasting friendships.

  • Programming Club: Budding tech wizards can hone their coding skills and delve into the world of robotics.

  • MUNGA (Model United Nations General Assembly): Aspiring diplomats learn the art of negotiation and debate while simulating global issues.

  • Philosophy Society: Inquisitive minds explore the big questions of life and existence through lively discussions.

  • Debating Society: Students sharpen their critical thinking and public speaking skills in a competitive yet supportive environment.

Furthermore, the Duke of Edinburgh's Award program plays a central role in nurturing leadership skills and resilience. This comprehensive approach ensures that a Judd education extends far beyond academics, shaping well-rounded individuals prepared for success in all aspects of life.

County / Area:
Boys Grammar

The Judd School has a priority catchment area, divided into inner and outer zones. Students living within these areas receive preferential consideration for admission.

Inner Catchment Area:

  • Postcodes: TN1, TN2, TN3, TN4, TN8, TN9, TN10, TN11, TN12, TN13, TN14, TN15, ME18, ME19.

  • Specific areas within postcodes:  TN16 - Only areas covered by postcodes TN16 1** and TN16 2**. (TN16 3** and TN16 9** are not included).
    DA4 - Only areas covered by postcode DA4 0**. (DA4 9** is not included).

  • Additional area: The civil parish of Halstead.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
4-5 applicants for every place
The Judd School, Brook Street, Tonbridge TN9 2PN, 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 Judd 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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