Your child will transfer to secondary education at eleven, at the end of year 6. West Kent uses the 11+ and some children take this at the beginning of their final year.
The decision about whether your child should take the 11+ is made in conjunction with the parents. There is a wide variety of schools available to parents, and children have mainly chosen to go to schools in Sevenoaks, Tonbridge or Tunbridge Wells.
- The Knole Academy
- Bennett Memorial Diocesan School
- The Judd School
- Leigh Academy Tonbridge (Boys and Girls)
- Hillview School for Girls
- Tonbridge Girls Grammar
- Tunbridge Wells Girls Grammar
- Tunbridge Wells Boys Grammar
- Weald of Kent Grammar.
- Trinity School
- Skinners Kent Academy
- St Gregory's
- Hugh Christie
- Mascalls School
- Hadlow Rural Community College
A separate booklet about transfer at eleven gives more information about the procedure. This is available from Kent County Council and is issued from school for parents of Year 6 children.
- Kent County Council Website concerning Secondary School Transfer
- Guide to Secondary School Admissions 2023
- Open Events for 2024 Entry
- Home-school transport guidance 2023/2024
SCAF - Secondary Common Application Form
This year the deadline to submit your 4 preferences for Secondary School is the 31st October 2023. Applications open on the 1st September.
Some schools require a SIF (Supplementary information form) which can be obtained from the school concerned.
Offers will be made in March 2024.
At Leigh we run a Year 5 meeting with parents yearly to explain the process.
Kent Test - 11+
In Kent there are non-selective secondary schools and wholly selective grammar schools. To apply for a place at a grammar school children will need to have sat and passed the Kent Test. There are 35 grammar schools in the county and children at Leigh Primary if successful usually attend: Skinners, Tunbridge Wells Grammar for boys or girls, The Judd, Tonbridge Grammar or Weald of Kent for Girls.
Registration for the Kent Test opens of the 1st June 2023 and closes at midnight on the 3rd July.
The Kent Test will be administered at Leigh Primary on the 7th September 2023
Results are released to parents on the 18th October 2023 before the deadline for SCAF forms.