Register for the Medway Test

This content is for the September 2024 test (September 2025 Year 7 admission).

In the meantime, see our secondary admissions scheme for information about the 2024 test.

Registration for the Medway Test opens 20 May and closes 14 June 2024.

Before you register

Before you register you should speak to your child’s teacher or headteacher to see if the Medway Test and grammar school is right for them.

If a child is not working at or above their expected levels for their age, we do not recommend they sit the Medway Test.

You should also think about whether you are likely to be offered a Medway grammar school even if your child is assessed as grammar. The Medway Test results only apply to Medway grammar schools. Medway grammar schools do not prioritise applications by score so every child who is assessed as grammar is prioritised against different criteria – such as whether they have a sibling at the school or how far they live from the school compared to other applicants. This criteria can be found in each school’s oversubscription criteria on their website.

If you do not live very close to Medway, you may not be able to get a place at a Medway school. Information about oversubscription and the last furthest distance offered at each school is available in the school information pages of this guide.

Register your child

Registration for the Medway Test 2024 opens from 9am on Monday 20 May 2024.

Registration closes at 5pm on Friday 14 June 2024.

You must provide your child's current school on your registration. If you cannot find it on the list, please email giving the name and address of the school. We'll add the school to the system so you can continue your registration.

For help with the registration process, read our Medway Test registration guide.

Register for the Medway Test

After you have registered

Check you have received a confirmation email saying your child is registered for the Medway Test. If you do not receive this email, your child is not registered.

You can also view our familiarisation booklet to help your child become familiar with the test. The booklet will help your child familiarise themselves with the format and layout of the tests.

Download the familiarisation booklet

Please use our libraries or community hubs if you want to print a copy.

Registration for children with an education, health and care plan (EHCP)

If your child has an education, health and care (EHC) plan they can still sit the Medway Test. You will need to register in the same way as other families.

Special arrangements

If your child needs special arrangements to sit the test, you will need to register them in the same way as other families. Speak to your child’s school before this date if you think your child needs special arrangements for the Medway Test. Their current school must submit a request by completing our special arrangements request form. The deadline for your school to submit a special arrangements request form and evidence is Friday 21 June 2024. The school must ask us for a copy of our special arrangements form and submit it on time.

A child may need special arrangements if they have a disability or learning need.

Special arrangements are not transferable between different local authorities and selection tests. If your child is granted special arrangements for one test, it does not mean they will be granted the same arrangements for a different test.

Your child will be allowed to take and use their asthma inhaler during the test day. You do not need to complete a request form for your child to use their inhaler. Speak to your child’s school if your child requires special arrangements to sit the test. Special arrangements do not include using an inhaler.

To find out more about special arrangements, see our special arrangements guide.

Download the special arrangements guide

Late registration

Registrations after the closing date cannot be considered. 

Updating your child's details after registration

If you need to update your child's details after registration, email your request to We cannot guarantee any changes can be made in time for the test.