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Kent Test (PESE) information

Re: PESE (Procedure for Entry to Secondary Education)


Kent Grammar School Testing for Secondary School Transfer 2020


We have received confirmation of the arrangements for the Kent Grammar School Testing for the academic year 2019-20. Please be advised of the dates as follows:


  • 3rd June 2019: Registration opens


  • 3rd July 2019: Registration closes


  • 12th September 2019: Date of Kent Test


  • 17th October 2019: Assessment decision email notification to arrive (Kent Test Assessment decision letters posted to parents and will arrive the following day)


Parents/carers are strongly encouraged to register for the Kent Test online via www.kent/ This will go live from 3rd June 2019. If you register online and provide an email address you will receive your son/daughters assessment via email on 17th October 2019.


The Kent Admissions team are encouraging parents to utilise the online registration website as this will allow the process to run much more effectively. If you register online you will receive the assessment decision without having to wait for the assessment decision letter.


If you do not have online access at home, please contact our school office and they will make arrangements for you to use the facilities in school. If you wish to receive a paper registration form please contact the Secondary Admissions Team on 03000 416678 or email You can also print a copy of the form from to complete and return.


Please note that registration is ONLY necessary where pupils will be seeking a grammar school place for September 2020.


An information leaflet accompanies this letter; ‘Kent Test – For children starting secondary school’.  If you haven’t received this leaflet please ask at the school office for a copy.


If you have any questions regarding the process please speak with your child’s teacher; a member of the office team or one of the school’s Leadership Team. My email is: .


We understand the importance of the decisions that lie ahead for parents at this time. Our intention is to support you and share information with you that may impact upon the decision you make. If in any doubt about anything – please ask!


Mr J Manclark