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Barton Court Grammar School // Late Transfer (In-Year 12+ and 13+) Entry Information

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Barton Court Grammar School is a co-educational Academy of Excellence in Canterbury, Kent. Founded before World War II as the Canterbury Technical School for Girls, Barton Court Grammar has Foreign Language College status. [1]


The broad curriculum boosts knowledge and actively prepares students for further education. The teaching provision is superb, allowing pupils to engage in class and develop a deep understanding of the subject areas delivered, including mathematics, English, science, MFL, geography, history, PE, DT, music, art, drama, computing, RPE and careers education.


Enrichment opportunities enable pupils to make fond memories, forge friendships, build self-confidence, develop teamwork & leadership skills and familiarise themselves with the different cultures of far-off countries through residential trips.


Producing excellent GCSE exam results, many of the Barton Court leavers go on to prestigious universities in the UK and overseas. In line with their optimised abilities, they access adulthood as independent, confident and open-minded individuals who use their strong cultural and international awareness to positively contribute to their wider communities. [2] [3]


Barton Court Grammar School’s standard entry point is 11 Plus. However, the school also accepts applications from pupils interested in Mid-School (Late) Entry. To assess pupils for late transfer, Barton Court Grammar School administers the CAT4 online test and assessments for Maths and English. 


The Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT4) covers four subject areas, each of them evaluating pupils’ Reasoning skills though standardised assessments. 


Barton Court Grammar School Mid-School Entry (12 Plus & 13 Plus) Admissions Information


These tests will be taken at Barton Court Grammar School. If you wish your child to be considered for the assessments, you should apply using the ‘In Year Common Application Form’. 


In the event of the year group being oversubscribed, the school will give priority to:


  • Children in Local Authority Care or who were previously in Local Authority Care.
  • Children who receive ‘Pupil Premium’.
  • Children whose siblings attend the school.
  • Children facing particular medical, social and/or other circumstances.
  • Children living nearest to the school.


Barton Court Grammar School Late Transfer (Mid-School Entry) Exam Information


Address: Longport, Canterbury, CT1 1PH

County: Kent

Admissions info: [email protected] or 01227 464600

School type: Co-educational grammar school 

Number of students: 840 (approx.)

Exam type / Board: GL Assessment Maths and English & CAT4 


As part of the assessment process for late transfer entry, your child will be asked to complete the CAT4 assessment. 


Based on performance in this test, schools can judge pupils’ progress over the academic year and hence decide on their setting and streaming (according to ability). 


This assessment is an effective way for schools to understand pupils’ strengths and weaknesses and to personalise learning and adapt teaching.


Barton Court Grammar School Late Transfer (In-Year) Exam Format


The CAT4 assessment will cover Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning.


  • The Verbal Reasoning section examines problem-solving skills using words.


  • The Non-Verbal Reasoning section covers problem-solving using shapes and patterns, rather than words.


  • The Spatial Reasoning section assesses your child’s ability to identify shapes and how they change. 


  • The Quantitative Reasoning section tests their ability to solve problems using numbers.


Barton Court Grammar School Late Transfer (In-Year) Practice Tests and Courses


To access 12+ Maths and English resources, please click here.
To access 13+ Maths and English resources, please click here.


Our CAT4 practice tests and courses are highly accurate, ensuring that your child’s preparation is targeted and efficient. Read on to learn more!


CAT4 Practice Tests


Our highly rated CAT4 practice tests are available to take online immediately after purchase. Each module is marked automatically and can then be reviewed. Answers and explanations are provided for every question, as well as comparative ranking statistics on a per module basis so that you can precisely determine your child’s strengths and weaknesses. These practice tests are specifically designed for CAT4 Levels D and E, which are taken in Year 7 and 8 for 12+ and 13+ entry, respectively.



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CAT4 Video Courses


The following online video courses cover each section of the CAT4 exam. Each course consists of a series of lessons and step-by-step explanations. These will help your child recognise the underlying patterns to look out for in this assessment and thus master the required Reasoning techniques. The courses cover every possible question type that could potentially come up in the CAT4 test for 12+ and 13+ entry.


CAT4 Quantitative Reasoning Course

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