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Egerton Church of England

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Transition to Secondary School

Applying for a Secondary School

Choosing the right school for your child

 

When applying for a secondary school for your child, you can choose up to four schools (this year because of the COVID-19 situation it will be six) and it is important to consider which schools are best suited for your child. We are lucky enough in the Ashford/Maidstone area that we have a great many good schools around and they all have different strengths.

The local secondary schools that the majority of Egerton children go on to are:

The Towers

Highworth Grammar School

Ashford School

The Lenham School

The Norton Knatchbull School

Goldwyn School

The John Wallis Academy

The North School

Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre

The Wyvern School

Kennington CE Academy

Maidstone Grammar School for Girls

Maidstone Grammar School

Invicta Grammar School

 

Grammar Schools

If you are thinking about applying for a grammar school then your child will only be considered if they have been assessed as suitable. The Ashford and Maidstone grammar schools listed above use the Kent Test as their assessment.

 

What Can You Do to Help?

  • Be realistic - different schools suit different children.
  • Visit the secondary schools with your child. Secondary schools advertise their open days/mornings/afternoons on their websites.
  • Involve your child in the decision making process.
  • Try to avoid placing pressure on your child - too many feel that they have 'failed' if they do not meet the threshold.
  • Remember that we are here to help.

 

 

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