Register for the Medway Test

Registration for the Medway Test opens 1 June and closes 29 June 2021.

Children who are registered for the test by the deadline will be given a guide to help familiarise them with the format and layout of the mathematics and verbal reasoning tests.

No guide is provided for the extended writing test because children are not completing an answer sheet format that may be unfamiliar to them.

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 take the Medway Test.

Registration opening and closing dates

Registration for the Medway Test 2021 opens from 9am on Tuesday 1 June 2021.

Registration closes at 5pm on Tuesday 29 June 2021.

You can register on the Parent Portal. 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 may not be registered.

Create a Parent Portal account

Log into your Parent Portal account

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

If your child has an EHCP or a statement of special educational needs they can still sit the Medway Test. You will need to register in the same way as everyone else.

Special arrangements

If your child needs special arrangements to sit the test, their current school can submit a request. The deadline for your school to submit a special arrangements request is Monday 5 July 2021. Please read our guidance on special arrangements and speak to your child’s school before this date if you think your child needs special arrangements for the Medway Test.

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

Late registration

Registrations after the closing date will only be considered if there was a good reason.

Completing a late registration

To complete a late registration you will need to:

  • request a paper registration form from
  • submit the form with a covering letter explaining why your registration was late
  • send the completed form and letter back to:

School Admissions and Transport
Gun Wharf
Dock Road

All late registrations need to be received by 21 July 2021. We will then decide if they can be accepted.