Requesting a review

If your child is not assessed as suitable for grammar school in the Medway Test and you do not think the results reflect your child’s ability, you can request a review of their school work. This is not a re-marking of their test.

You should speak to your child's school to find out if they feel a review is right for your child.

Review request dates

Review requests must be submitted by 4pm Monday 11 October 2021.

Reviews will take place between Thursday 14 and Friday 15 October 2021.

Request a review of your child's school work

Once you have requested a review

Once you have requested a review we'll ask your child’s school to provide work in:

  • English
  • maths (including problem solving and reasoning)
  • science (including investigation)
  • humanities
  • topic work
  • curricular books illustrating independent writing
  • reading (including guided reading, reading journals, cross curricular reading response to text and comprehension).

A panel will review the work to decide if it shows your child is suitable for a grammar school, even if the Medway Test score did not.

Each year the review process can find up to 2% of the year group to be suitable for a grammar school.

Review decision

Review decisions will be sent on Friday 22 October 2021.

The review decision date is before the closing date for school applications on Sunday 31 October 2021.  

If your child is assessed as suitable for a grammar school place through the review process, they can be considered for places at Medway grammar schools if you name them on your application form.

If you're not happy with the review decision

If your child is not assessed as suitable for a grammar school after the review process you can still name grammar schools on your application form. On national offer day, you will be given the right to appeal for a place at any school you name on your application. This appeal is known as an assessment appeal.

After you submit your application, you’ll need to wait until school places are offered on the 1 March 2022 before you can submit your admission appeal requests.