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Whitstable Junior School

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Kent Test Information

Kent Test Information

How do I register my child for the Kent test?

In the summer term, children in Year 5 sit CAT tests (Cognitive Abilities Test). The CAT tests are multiple-choice and are carried out online. These scores are used to give some indication of each child's potential outcome if they were to sit the Kent Test.

After these CAT tests have been carried out, each parent will be invited to a parent consultation evening where these scores will be discussed. These scores, alongside their attainment in school, will help you to decide if you wish to register your child with Kent County Council to take the Kent Test in Term 1 of Year 6.

Registration for the Kent Test opens on 3rd June 2019. The deadline for parents to register by is 3rd July 2019 and Kent encourages parents to use their online system to do this.

You can register your child for the Kent Test online via

If you register online and provide and email address, you will receive your child's assessment decision via e-mail on 17th October 2019. Once you have made the decision to enter your child then please let the office know for our records. Please be aware that this is not something that the school can do, however we can assist you in how and when to apply.

If you would like additional information this is available at

If your child has a disability or special educational need so they cannot attempt the test in the normal way, you would need to have discussed your concerns with the person in your child's school responsible for special educational needs (the SENCO). This is because any request for access arrangements is made by the school. 

When you register your child online for the test, you will see a message after you have submitted the form asking you to confirm that you have discussed a request for access arrangements with the SENCO by sending an email to If you used a paper form to register your child for the test, you would need to have included written confirmation when you returned it

In some cases, the school may feel it necessary to apply for special arrangements without being asked to by yourselves, if this is the case, you will be informed by the school of the outcome before the test is sat.

Typically around 50% of our Year 6 will sit the test and approximately 25% will achieve selective scores and be considered for grammar school admission.

This year Sep 2019 the Kent Test will be completed by the year 6 children on 12th September 2019. .