Gravesend Grammar School is a popular school serving the community of Gravesham and its neighbouring parishes. Places are at a premium with year groups frequently over-subscribed. As a selective school, we require students joining us to meet our academic requirements. For those joining at the beginning of Year 7, this means success in the Kent Test (sometimes known as the 11+). For those seeking entry at other points in the secondary school, we have entrance examinations that determine eligibility for entry.
There are three entry points for admission into Gravesend Grammar School:
Admission to Year 7 in September 2021
Casual Admissions Years 7 – 11
Parents wishing to transfer their child from another secondary school should complete an in-year application form. Where a child has moved into Gravesham or its neighbouring regions and is, or will be, without a school, we will endeavour to process the application quickly so that the child does not miss out on his education. A parent seeking to transfer their son from a local secondary school should apply in May/June of one academic year for entry in September of the next.
Where spaces exist and the entry requirement has been met, we will admit the student. Parents have the right to appeal a decision not to admit their child.
Admission into Sixth Form
Most students transfer directly from our Year 11 into Sixth Form. Additionally, we provide places for students from other schools. More information about entry into Sixth Form can be found on our Sixth Form pages.
The deadline for appeals for Y7 entry, September 2021, has now passed. New appeals will be heard after our main round of appeals which take place in May.
Any decision to refuse entry requires the school to provide parents the opportunity to appeal. Parents should complete an appeal form which they send to the Clerk to the Governors at the school address. Appeals are heard by a panel independent of the school who have the authority to direct the school to admit the child. The appeals clerk will contact parents with a date, time and venue for their appeal and will issue them with information about the process and the evidence they should seek to provide.
Further guidance about the appeals process can be accessed in our FAQ Appeals document found here.
Years 7 – 11: Mr I Cook, Admissions Manager, 01474 331893 ext 1248 – firstname.lastname@example.org
6th Form: Ms S Asbury, 6th Form Administrator – email@example.com