Published: Tuesday, 4th October 2022

Children and families across Medway will receive their child’s Medway Test results today, Tuesday, 4 October.

This year 3,731 children took the test including 1,976 Medway pupils.

The minimum score required to be assessed as suitable for admission to a Medway grammar school was 488, last year it was 487. The minimum score is determined by 23 per cent of the total Medway cohort (this year group consisted of 3,669 pupils). This year 854 Medway pupils were assessed as eligible for a grammar school place.

Up to an additional two per cent of the Medway cohort may also be deemed eligible for Medway grammar schools following the parental review process. Parents can request to have their child’s academic schoolwork reviewed by a panel of educationalists. The deadline to request a review is 10am Monday, 10 October and the review will take place on Thursday, 13 October.

Support all children and enrich their lives

Cllr Martin Potter, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Education and Schools, said: “More children than ever before took the Medway Test this year and I am pleased that 854 Medway pupils have been assessed as suitable for a place at a grammar school. Our excellent range of schools and child-friendly focus in Medway are there to support all children make good on their talents, achieve their aspirations and to enrich their lives."

Wishing young people all the best on their academic journey

Cllr Josie Iles, Medway Council’s Lead Member for Children’s Services, said: “Well done to everyone who took the Medway Test and thank you to all of the staff who ensured the test went smoothly. We understand that going to secondary school is a big step and I would like to wish all children in Medway the very best for the future as they continue their academic journey.”

The deadline for secondary school applications is 5pm on Monday, 31 October and children and their families are encouraged to use all six preferences.

Find out more information about the Medway Test.

Find out more about admissions.


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