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Tuesday, 05 March 2013 00:00

Schools Requiring High Scores for Admission

The Judd School has been knocked off its perch as the grammar school requiring highest scores in Kent by Dartford Grammar School which, after offering places to all local boys who have passed (living in a group of local electoral wards) requires an aggregate score of 418 in the Kent Test (not sure if that covers all 418s as they are bashful about the information). Last year 40% of their intake fell into this category. The additional places created in West Kent grammar schools have resulted in a general lowering of  cut off scores in the area, the Judd School being highest with 417 (not all with this score being offered places). Their website records: 119 places went to students with a maximum score (423); 79% were from within Kent Local Authority; 68% coming from Maintained Schools. The Skinners School has seen a fall in its initial requirements to 411, with 88% of its intake coming from Kent, which I think is the highest proportion for some years. It notes that the average score of its successful candidates was 418. Tonbridge Grammar School has also seen a fall, but just in its 'Inner' girls, requiring 408, except for one who came in with 407. The 40 places offered to girls living outside the local area required an aggregate score of 415. Tunbridge Wells Girls' Grammar School offers 14 Governors' places that went to girls scoring 411 or above. Most girls offered places at TWGGS qualified on distance grounds in what is likely to be the tightest catchment in Kent,.....


at 1.8 miles (Valley Park School in Maidstone is usually its nearest competitor for this title!).  

Outside West Kent, Wilmington Grammar School for Boys offers 10% of its places for high scorers, this year once again those on 414 or above, whilst Dartford Grammar School for Girls had just 10 places left after offering places to local girls (a wider area than for Dartford Grammar) and siblings, all going to girls who had scored the maximum 423.

Rochester Grammar School in Medway has a cut off mark of 514 (Medway pass mark of 509 using a different method of scoring). 

We can expect most of these cut off scores to fall as waiting lists and appeals elsewhere produce a turnover or churning of places. 

I would be grateful for any additional information. 

Last modified on Saturday, 06 May 2017 01:51


  • Comment Link Wednesday, 21 October 2015 13:32 posted by Wumex


    I live in Bromley, under Bromley Borough. What's the cut off marks for Dartford Grammar School, Dartford Grammar School for Girls and Wilmington Grammar School for Girls, please.

    With Regards
    Wumex PETER: No one knows and won't until March. Anyone who pretends otherwise is foolish.

  • Comment Link Monday, 21 October 2013 11:54 posted by Devi

    If we live in Dartford, then what is cutoff marks for dartford and wilmington grammar schools please, PETER: in Dartford, you will need a straight pass only for either school.

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