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Displaying items by tag: Super Selective

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,.....

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Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys is carrying out a consultation (closing date 15th June) into whether it should join the 'super-selective' club of Kent grammar schools. The proposition is that boys who score over 385 in the Kent Test for grammar school admission and who live within 9 miles of the school are given priority. Currently places are allocated to those boys who pass the test (current pass mark 360), who live closest to the school (for 2011 entry this being 5.157 miles).......

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