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Year 7 Entry

Many of our parents choose Holmewood because of the strong 13+ ethos which prepares children for entry to the top Public Schools in the country. Whilst some pupils do leave at 11+ either to the Kent Grammar schools or to local day independent schools, the majority stay on at Holmewood.

As a result we are able to admit a number of children into the senior part of the school for Years 7 and 8, where all children follow the two year Common Entrance programme of study, which is the standard entrance examination route to the senior independent schools. Roughly two thirds of the children will sit the Common Entrance exams, while one third of the year group prepares for highly competitive Scholarship exams to these schools. Awards can be gained for outstanding academic ability as well as for music, sport, art, and drama and design technology.

Pupils who join Holmewood at 11+ might do so from local Prep Schools which stop at the end of Year 6. Others might join from local Primary schools, from London day schools or from abroad.  Some pupils might have taken the Kent 11+ but narrowly missed out and seek a route either into the private sector or into the Kent 13+ Grammar School.

If you would like more information about admissions entry at 11+ into Year 7 please contact the admissions team via email to by phone on 01892 860006.