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Year 7 Day Admissions


Cranbrook School will be offering 60 day places for Year 7 entry in September 2022.

Applications for Year 7 comply with the Co-Ordinated Admission Scheme which is administered by Kent County Council. All students must be assessed suitable for Grammar School through the Kent PESE (11+) Exam.

Access to 11+ Practice Papers – GL AssessmentClick here


The lowest score offered in the first round was 365.  Not all applicants on this score were offered a place, with those living in the Priority Area given priority in accordance with our Over Subscription Criteria.


The lowest score offered in the first round was 354.


The lowest score offered in the first round was 334.


The lowest score offered in the first round was 329.


The lowest score offered in the first round was 346.


It is unusual for the school to have any places available for students applying outside of the normal round of admissions.


Students who wish to make an In-Year Application for a Year 7 day place should complete KCCs In-Year Admission Form via this link:  https://www.kent.gov.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0012/3522/in-year-application-form.pdf.


As Cranbrook School is a selective Grammar School, all students have to undergo testing.  We will liaise with you to make arrangements for testing to take place.

If you wish to apply for a Year 7 day place, until the end of the first term in the School year, your child will need to be assessed using the Kent 11+ Test.  After December of the year of entry your child will be assessed using the Cranbrook School Entrance Exam, further information on which can be requested from the Registrar.

Outcome of Application

You will be advised on the outcome of your Application within 15 school days of the test result being known.  You will be offered a place if:

  • Your child meets with our entry requirements
  • A place is available
  • No other child has a higher priority for the place

If your child is not offered a place you can:

Please also refer to our Day Admissions Policy for more details.

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