Dartford Grammar School

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Y7 Admissions

National Offer Day is Wednesday, 1st March, 2017. If you have any queries after receiving the offer letter/email from your Local Authority on 1st March, 2017, please email admissions@dartfordgrammarschool.org.uk. We shall reply to your email as soon as possible.


If you wish to appeal to Dartford Grammar School, please download a Kent Appeal Form from the Kent Admissions website. Once completed, please return your form to – Clerk to the Governors (Appeal), Dartford Grammar School, West Hill, Dartford, Kent. DA1 2HW.  The deadline for lodging appeals is 29th March, 2017.

Waiting List for entry into Year 7 September 2017

Kent County Council (KCC) will post Waiting List Request forms to all those Kent and Out of County applicants who passed the Kent Test and who named Dartford Grammar School on their Common Application Form, but who were unsuccessful in gaining a place at the school.   If you don’t receive a form, you can download one from www.kent.gov.uk   Waiting list forms must be posted back to the Kent Admissions Office by 16th March, 2017.  Please note that your son can only go on the waiting list for Dartford Grammar School if he has been assessed suitable for a grammar school in the Kent Test.

Dartford Grammar School Admissions Procedure

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 The school will admit 180 boys into Year 7 each September. We use the Kent Age 11 Procedure for Entrance to Secondary Education (PESE) tests. Parents and guardians must apply for their sons to take these tests during the summer of Year 5. Applications to take the tests can be made in June and are made through Kent County Council at


The tests aim to identify children in the top 25% of the ability range. Boys who are successful in the tests will be assessed as suitable for a grammar school. Boys need to gain this 'grammar' assessment to be admitted to this school.

Applicants should be aged 11 when they start at the school. Parents or guardians of potential under-age applicants should write to Mr Oakes at the school prior to application. These applications may be accepted at the discretion of the school.

All applicants complete their Local Authority [LA] Secondary Common Application Form [SCAF] which is returned to their LA. On the SCAF all schools applied to are listed in order of preference. This order is used by the LA when allocating applicants to schools.

Further details of the procedure are available in the Admissions Policy.

All information can be collected at Open Days or Open Evening

Contact Dr. M. Kingham for specific queries either by telephone, 01322 223039 or email mkingham@dartfordgrammarschool.org.uk

2018 Year 7 Admissions

If you wish to apply to Dartford Grammar School for 2018 entry, you will need to register and sit the Kent Test (Kent Procedure for Entrance to Secondary Schools Education Assessment Test – PESE).  Registration for the test will open on the Kent Admissions website - www.kent.gov.uk -- on 1st June, 2017 and will close on 3rd July, 2017.

Your child will take the test at the start of Year 6.  The Kent Test dates for 2017 will be –

  • Thursday, 7th September, 2017 for children who go to Kent primary schools.

  • Saturday, 9th September, 2017 for children who go to primary school outside of Kent. 

Open Morning for 2018 Entry - We will be holding an Open Morning for parents and Year 5 boys on Tuesday, 27th June, 2017.  There will be guided tours of the school at work from 9.00 am – 11.00 am.  The Headmaster will be speaking at 9.15 am and again at 10.15 am. 

There is no need to book an appointment.

We will also be holding another Open Morning and an Open Evening in October 2017 and we will publish these dates shortly.

Please note that there is no supplementary form to complete for Dartford Grammar School.

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