Your child will transfer to secondary education at eleven, at the end of Year 6. West Kent uses the Kent Test and some children take this at the beginning of their final year if they wish to apply for a grammar school.
The decision about whether your child should take the Kent Test and the application process is made parents, however there is an opportunity to discuss your child’s suitability for the exam with both the class teacher and the Headteacher during Year 5. Parents should register their child for the Kent Test in the final term of Year 5.
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.
All local secondary schools offer open evenings throughout the autumn term prior to application and it is strongly advised that you go to see as many of the schools as you can, as each child is very different and may be best suited to different settings.