11+ Kent Test/Senior Scholarships

We are fully committed to supporting and helping your child secure their first choice of senior school, be that continuing at St Lawrence College or joining a local Grammar or High school. Alongside preparation for our senior school scholarship exams, we undertake rigorous preparation for the Kent Test.

In the Prep School (from Year 3) the timetable includes an hour a week of Thinking and Learning Skills (TLS). In Years 4 and 5, TLS lessons concentrate to a greater extent on the Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning skills that candidates need in readiness for the Kent Test.

The Maths scheme of work in Year 5 is carefully tailored to accelerate coverage of all the necessary groundwork, and to emphasise the problem-solving element of the Kent Test syllabus. Over half of our children are working a year in advance of national expectations and 30% achieved the highest possible age on their respective tests. Also in Year 5, an additional hour of focused preparation is provided each week via the Saturday morning Activities programme.

The destination of our Year 6 leavers is available from the Junior School Office.

Senior School Scholarships

As well as opening the door to grammar school education, success in the Kent Test guarantees a scholarship to the Senior School at St Lawrence College, which can be enhanced to a generous maximum of 25% for current Year 6 pupils moving into Year 7.

Alternatively, awards of up to 25% can be gained by sitting SLC's own academic scholarship tests. Scholarships are also available for candidates who show outstanding sporting, musical or all-round ability. For further details, please contact the Registrar.

Junior School pupils are well-equipped as scholarship candidates and, every year, many are successful in being offered awards.