No guarantee of first-choice school place
Passing the Kent Test is the first stage for pupils. Parents who register online will be sent their child’s assessment by e-mail after 4pm on October 12. Those who register by post will get the assessment decision in a letter sent first class on October 12.
Only then will the process of applying for a particular school get underway and all children – regardless of whether they have applied for a grammar – will be told on National Offer Day, March 1, 2018, which specific school they have been offered a place at.
Parents can choose up to four schools in order of preference. Parents have a right to appeal for any school they named and were not offered, and if their child is eligible to join a waiting list for their preferred school they could later get a place which has become vacant since the first offers were made.