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Dartford Grammar School | Late Transfer (In-Year 12+ and 13+) Entry Information

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Dartford Grammar School is a selective secondary school for boys in Dartford, Kent. Founded in 1576, the school has been rated as ‘outstanding’ by OFSTED and has specialist status in science and languages. [1]


The teaching provision covers a number of disciplines, allowing students to leave school with the qualifications necessary for them to thrive in both academic and non-academic areas. The curriculum includes classics, computer science & ICT, DT, drama, art, English, geography, history, economics, mathematics, MFL, music, PE, psychology, RS & philosophy, PHSE and science.


The popular DofE scheme is introduced within the scope of the school’s extracurricular programme, which includes drama, sports and music, as well. Thanks to DofE, students get to plan, organise and embark on expeditions to far-off countries and forge positive relationships with staff and peers while maximising the capacity of their own abilities.


The Mick Jagger Centre, named after the Rolling Stones vocalist who is among the school’s alumni, includes spacious classrooms and cutting-edge music practice rooms, and hosts a number of performing arts events throughout the year. [2]


One of the oldest schools in the UK, Dartford Grammar School ensures that pupils achieve great things through consistent efforts and high levels of discipline. Leavers are confident, thoughtful and energetic citizens who rise to the challenges of life in the global society, epitomising the school’s efforts to provide the best possible environment for all-round growth.


Dartford 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, Dartford Grammar School administers the CAT4 online test and assessments for Maths, English and MFL. 


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


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


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


In the case of tied scores, the school will offer a place to the student living closest to the school, as measured in a straight line using the National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG) address point data.


Dartford Grammar School Late Transfer (Mid-School Entry) Exam Information


Address: West Hill, Dartford DA1 2HW

County: Kent

Admissions info: [email protected] or  01322 223039

School type: Grammar school for boys

Number of students: 1200 (approx.)


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.


Dartford 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.


Dartford 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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