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Thursday, 28 January 2021 17:47

Kent Test and Headteacher Assessment for Entry in September 2021: Further Analysis

Index

Out of County Outcomes
 There is always considerable media pressure in the number of OOC children passing the Kent Test, 3066  this year,  but the reality is that around 415 (I cannot be exact as there are small numbers involved in some Local Authorities, so I have to take an approximation) were offered places in Kent grammar schools last year, and an unknown number of these will have not taken them up. 
 
 
 Out of County Kent Grammar School Assessments 2020
for Admission in September 2021*
  2020 2019
  Boys Girls Total Boys % Girls % Total %
boys
girls 
total 
boys
%
girls
%
Total
%
Out of County Tested
2497  2628  5125  49%  51%    2483  2312  4795 52%   48%  
Out of County Automatic Pass
1540  1409  2949  62%  54%  58%  1410  1204 
2614
57%   52%  55%
OOC Headteacher Assessment
102  113  215 4%  4%  4%  124  145  269 5%   6%
6%
OOC HTA Pass
48  72  120  2%   3% 2%  64  90  154 3%   4%
 3%
Total OOC Passes 1588  1478  3066  64%  56%  60%  1474   1294 2768 59%   56% 58%
 
Some of the out of county applications occur due to what has been called 11 plus tourism, as too many London families apply to grammar schools around the M25 belt (Dartford and Enfield?), and also the North West Kent grammars being easily reached by rail out of SE London. In addition, some families use the Kent Test for free of charge practice in preparation for entrance exams for other schools and Local Authorities. Croydon is typical with 69 Kent Test passes, along with Southwark 54, Surrey 55, and Tower Hamlets, 49, with no evidence of children from these areas taking up Kent places in past years.  

 

Local Authorities with more than 100
Out of County Assessments for Kent Test 2020
Council
Number
Assessed
 Found
Selective
Grammar Places
in 2020*
Bexley 1064 600 104
Greenwich 694 377 35
Bromley 777 563 81
Medway 553 273 16
Lewisham  299 171 6
Redbridge 198 147 less than five
Thurrock 135 81 8
East Sussex 129 81 41
Barking and Dagenham 126 74 less than five
Newham  124 84 less than five
 * Note: I only have data for individual schools or Local Authorities where numbers are greater than five. As a result, several of these numbers will be slightly larger than shown. 
 
Redbridge is new from last year in the table, although without evidence of children coming into Kent in previous years, and Southwark has dropped out. 

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