Published: Monday, 7th October 2019

More than 1,700 children are eligible to go to a Medway grammar school after having taken the Medway Test.

This year 3,416 children took the test including 1,913 Medway pupils.

In total 1,788 children were assessed as eligible for a grammar school place, 808 of these are Medway residents.

The minimum score required to be assessed as suitable for admission to a Medway grammar school was 490, last year it was 492.

The number of Medway children who achieved the minimum score or above this year is 808 which represents 23 per cent of the total Medway cohort for this year group, which is 3,486.

Up to an additional two per cent of the Medway cohort for this year group (approximately 70 pupils) may also be deemed eligible for Medway grammar schools following the parental review process. This involves the child’s academic schoolwork being reviewed by a panel of educationalists and will take place on 17 and 18 October 2019 for parents who request it.

'Well done to all the children who took the Medway Test' 

Cllr Martin Potter, Portfolio Holder covering Education, Attainment and Improvement at Medway Council, said: “Well done to all the children who took the Medway Test this year. I would also like to congratulate our staff who oversaw the test for all their hard work. Moving from primary to secondary school is a big step and I wish our young people well on their next step of their education."

Ensuring our young people achieve their full potential

Cllr Josie Iles, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Children’s Services, said: “I would like to congratulate all of the young people who took the Medway Test. I am pleased that we have seen increasing numbers of pupils sitting the test. We are committed to ensuring that our young people achieve their full potential and we have a variety of fantastic schools in Medway which will help our young people achieve their aspirations.

“I wish all our young people in Medway all the best as they start the next stage of their education.” 

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