Joining Our School

Joining Our School

Most of our students join us in Year 7 at the start of the academic year following transfer from their Primary School.  Students moving into the area may wish to apply for places at the school in-year.  There is opportunity also for students to join the school at the beginning of 6th Form following their GCSEs.

Admission to Year 7 in September 2020

Parents wishing their children to join Gravesend Grammar School in September 2020 will need to register for the Kent Test on-line at KCC between Monday 3 June 2019 and Wednesday 3 July 2019.  The Kent Test itself for children living in Kent takes place on Thursday 12 September 2019 and for children not in Kent primary schools on Saturday 14 September 2019.  The outcome of this assessment will be given to parents on Thursday 17 October 2019.  Success in the Kent Test means a child is eligible for a place at our school.  It does not guarantee a place as we are invariably over-subscribed and places are awarded primarily to students living locally.  Please see our Admission Arrangements for comprehensive information regarding prioritising places.  Our Open Events are scheduled for Wednesday 16 October, Thursday 17 October and Friday 18 October and attendance at these will provide parents with vital information about the school and the admissions process.  Parents seeking a place at our school must include us as one of the preferences on their Secondary Common Application Form which they will complete on-line through their local authority.  The deadline for applications is Thursday 31 October 2019.  Parents will be informed of the school allocated to them by their local authority on National Offer Day – Monday 2 March 2020.

Admissions queries should be directed to Mr I Cook, Admissions Manager, at but please check the documents below which may answer any questions you have.

Admissions Booklet 2019

Curriculum Booklet

Parents’ Handbook


In-Year Admissions

In-year admissions, sometimes called casual admissions, are those applications made after the normal entry procedure for transfer from primary school through to the end of secondary education. Applications should be made to the Admissions Manager at the school address using the In-Year Casual Application Form found at the end of this section. Students looking to secure places must be successful in the School’s Entrance Examinations.

Gravesend Grammar School would normally only consider applications made from applicants:

  • moving house into the Borough of Gravesham and the parishes listed in our Over-subscription Criteria (See Admission Arrangements)
  • wishing to transfer from other local secondary schools made at the end of one academic year for entry at the start of the next

We do not recommend students transfer from other secondary schools after the beginning of Year 9 when GCSE courses commence. Further information about In-Year Admissions can be found in the document below.

In-year Application Form

In-year Admissions Explained

Entry into the Sixth Form

Taster Days for Internal and External students 2020 to be confirmed.

Sixth Form Prospectus

2019 GGS Subject Prospectus

The Sixth form is the bridge to your future and the gateway to the rest of your life. We are proud to have a thriving and lively Sixth Form at GGS offering a wide range of subjects and enrichment opportunities. We are delighted with the exam success our students achieve and the fine, young men and women who leave us at the end of Year 13, ready and prepared to face the challenges of life beyond school.

Being in the Sixth Form at GGS is challenging but it should also be seen as an opportunity. In an increasingly competitive world, our students leave this school with the ability to stand out from the crowd.

GGS students apply for 6th Form places by submitting their A Level subject choices by the internal deadline of 14th February 2020.

Applications from students from other schools can be made via the UCAS Progress website ( Students from Kent schools will have received their registration details from KCC.

Students currently attending an independent school or a school outside Kent or this country, will need to self-register on UCAS Progress to make an application.  External applications can be made following the 6th form information evening held in January.

Open Events

If you would like to see the School ‘in action’ and meet staff and students currently at the School, there are times scheduled for you to do this during the year prior to your date of intended entry.

Contact Information

Years 7 – 11: Mr I Cook, Admissions Manager –

6th Form: Mrs J Carmody, 6th Form Administrator –

Admissions Arrangements

GGS Arrangements for Admissions 2020