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Wednesday, 12 January 2022 16:34

Kent Test and Headteacher Assessment for Entry in September 2022: Further Analysis

District Variation in Passes

The table below shows the pattern of success in the Kent Test and by HTA across Kent’s 14 Districts for children in state schools, as well as highlighting variation in the success rate of boys and girls. More children will be offered places at six individual grammar schools through Local Tests (377 in 2021), see below. 

 At the head of the District table, Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells maintain their positions and success rates from 2019 and 2020 with almost identical data, whilst Tonbridge, traditionally in third place has been overhauled by both Dartford and Canterbury both with a different social profile to the West Kent schools. Dartford saw a surge in the test pass rate for both boys and girls, whilst in Canterbury there was a high increase in the percentage of boys both passing the test and success in the HTA. Next, alongside Tonbridge comes Gravesham with a leap in the success rate of boys, both in the Kent Test and HTA. Each of the three Mid Kent Districts, Ashford Folkestone and Maidstone, suffer from a fall in the area HTA percentage of Appeals upheld. Three of the four Districts traditionally at the foot of the table, Swale, Folkestone and Thanet, saw a sharp fall in the proportion of girls being successful at the test, whilst Swale, Thanet and Dover were helped by the sharp increase in success at the HTA, especially for girls. For the four Folkestone and Dover grammar schools, along with Mayfield and Highsted, these figures will be boosted considerably by additional pupils found to be of grammar school ability through the local tests. 

You will find the comparative 2020 table here

 
District Performance for Kent
Test 2021
District 
Automatic
Passes
%
HTA
Success
%
Total
Success
%
  B G T B G T B G T
Sevenoaks 29 27 28 4 4 4 33 31 32
Tunbridge
Wells
27 27 27 3 3 3 30 30 30
Dartford 24 26 25 3 4 4 28 31 29
Canterbury 20 15 18 9 10 9 29 25 27
Gravesham 21 18 20 4 8 6 25 26 26
Tonbridge
& Malling
23 20 21 3 6 5 26 26 26
Maidstone 18 18 18 5 6 5 23 24 23
Ashford 18 19 18 4 5 5 22 23 23
Swale 14 10 12 8 11 10 22 22 22
Thanet 15 11 13 7 10 8 21 21 21
Folkestone
& Hythe
18 10 14 3 5 4 21 15 18
Dover 10 9 10 7 9 8 18 19 18
Total  20 17 19 5 7 6 25 24 25
 
Next: Individual Schools with High Numbers of Selective Pupils and Local Tests

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