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Chatham & Clarendon Grammar School >> Late Transfer (In-Year 12+ and 13+) Entry Information



Chatham & Clarendon Grammar School is a co-educational grammar school in Ramsgate, Kent. It was formed as a result of the merger of the Chatham House Grammar School (for boys) and Clarendon House Grammar School (for girls) in 2011. [1]


Through a stimulating curriculum, the school aims to inspire a lifelong love of learning, educating pupils accordingly. Lessons are delivered for English, mathematics, science, design & food technology, MFL, geography, history, art, computer science, PE & games, RS, music, drama and PSHE.


A selection of after-class clubs enriches the all-round education on offer. Pupils regularly partake in activities which boost their existing talents and ignite new interests, ranging from gardening club, STEM science club and book club to gender equality club, history club and choir.


The school values each student equally and encourages taking risks and making the most out of the opportunities at hand. Promoting academic excellence within a traditional setting, Chatham & Clarendon Grammar embraces a contemporary approach towards teaching and learning, fully preparing students for the challenges of modern life.



Chatham & Clarendon Grammar School’s standard entry point is 11 Plus. However, the school also accepts applications from pupils interested in In-Year (Late) Entry. To assess pupils for late transfer, Chatham & Clarendon Grammar School administers the CAT4 online test.


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


Chatham & Clarendon Grammar School In-Year Entry (12 Plus & 13 Plus) Admissions Information


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


The test is typically arranged within 10 school days of the receipt of the application. The minimum required standard is an aggregated standardised age score of 110 or more in each of the skills assessed. The test takes approximately 2.5 hours to complete and results are communicated within two school days.


Chatham & Clarendon Grammar School Late Transfer (In-Year Entry) Exam Information


Address: Chatham Street, Ramsgate, CT11 7PS

County: Kent

Admissions info: [email protected] or 01843 591075

School type: Co-educational grammar school 

Number of students: 1470 (approx.)

Exam type / Board: 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.


Chatham & Clarendon 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.


Chatham & Clarendon Grammar School Late Transfer (In-Year) Practice Tests and Courses


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 accurate online 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.


CAT4 Practice Test 1


CAT4 Practice Test 2


CAT4 Practice Test 3


CAT4 Practice Test 4


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. These courses cover every possible question type that could potentially come up in the CAT4 test.


CAT4 Quantitative Reasoning Video Course


CAT4 Non-Verbal Reasoning Video Course


CAT4 Spatial Reasoning Video Course


CAT4 Verbal Reasoning Video Course



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