Children and families across Medway will receive their child’s Medway Test results today, Monday, 2 November.
This year 3,387 children took the test including 1,802 Medway pupils.
The minimum score required to be assessed as suitable for admission to a Medway grammar school was 483, last year it was 490. The minimum score is determined by 23 per cent of the total Medway cohort (this year group consisted of 3,520 pupils). This year 812 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. This year, the review will take place on 19 and 20 November.
Medway's children have shown great resilience in these challenging times
Cllr Martin Potter, Portfolio Holder covering Education, Attainment and Improvement at Medway Council, said: “I would like to commend all of the children who took the Medway Test this year. We have all been affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and Medway’s children have shown great resilience in these challenging times. I would also like to thank school staff, parents and our admissions team for their hard work to ensure our young people could sit the Medway Test safely. We are proud that Medway has a great range of schools to help our young people achieve their full potential. Moving from primary school to secondary school is a big step and I would like to wish every child the very best for the future as they continue their education.”
The deadline for secondary school applications is Monday, 30 November and children and their families are encouraged to use all six preferences.