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



Highworth Grammar School for Girls is a selective grammar school in Ashford, Kent. Dating back to 1904, the school has been rated as ‘outstanding’ by OFSTED and converted to Academy status in 2010. [1]


Students benefit from a rich curriculum, introducing them to a wide range of subject areas such as English, mathematics, science, history, geography, RE, MFL, art, DT, computing, dance, drama, PE and music.


PSHE forms the framework of the pastoral care system, helping students lead productive, proactive and successful lives as both individuals and members of society. Through this programme, the school invests in developing girls’ overall health and wellbeing while simultaneously instigating their interest in the world of work. [2]


Highworth Grammar’s motto is ‘Reach for the Stars’, hence a pursuit of success dominates its community. A place where skills and talents are maximised and learning is self-motivated, the school enables girls to mature into confident and responsible citizens who set challenging targets for themselves, yet achieve them with ease.


Highworth Grammar School standard entry point is 11 Plus. However, the school also accepts applications from pupils interested in Casual Admissions (Late Entry). To assess pupils for late transfer, Highworth 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. 


Highworth Grammar School In-Year Entry (12 Plus & 13 Plus) Casual Admissions Information


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


Prior to applying for a place, please reach out to the Admissions Team to learn if places are available. If the school is fully or over-subscribed in a year group, a place will not be offered even though your daughter sat the test. Under these circumstances, you will have to appeal on your daughter’s behalf to an Independent Appeals Panel. 


Highworth Grammar School Late Transfer (In-Year Entry) Exam Information


Address: Quantock Drive, Ashford TN24 8UD

County: Kent

Admissions info: [email protected] or 01233 624910

School type: Grammar school for girls

Number of students: 1307 (approx.)

Exam type / Board: CAT4 (and written papers)


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.


Highworth 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.


Highworth 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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