A unique state boarding grammar school for girls and boys in the Kent countryside.

Cranbrook School

Year 9 Day Admissions


There are 38 day places for students joining the school in Year 9 September 2023.

The examination for 2023 entry will consist of Maths, English and Reasoning papers.

The application period will open on the 1 September until the 31 October 2022.

Entrance Exam Date

19th November 2022 (exact arrangements will be confirmed via email to registered candidates in early November 2022).



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 9 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 9 day place, 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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