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



Maidstone Grammar School for Girls (MGGS) is a selective grammar school in Maidstone. Founded in 1887, it operates a house system, consisting of six different houses which compete in annual performance art and sporting competitions. [1]


Enhancing students’ knowledge and understanding, the school’s staff delivers lessons in line with the National Curriculum, including the subject areas of mathematics, science, English, MFL, history, geography, PE, DT, religious studies, art, music, drama and computer science.


Maidstone Grammar is actively invested in extending girls’ cultural horizons and their appreciation of differences, providing them with memorable experiences through expeditions to far-off destinations such as Nepal, and more remote ones such as Austria, France, Germany, and Spain. [2]


Furthermore, MGGS is one of only four Advanced Thinking Schools in the secondary sector and, as such, it works on improving girls’ learning processes and boosts their problem-solving abilities by encouraging them to employ flexible thinking and ask perceptive questions. [3]


Maidstone Grammar prides itself for producing compassionate and inquiring young people who are deeply committed to making the most of the opportunities on offer. To better themselves, students adopt the school’s values & moral dimensions and embody the mottoNot for oneself but for all’, developing resilience and resourcefulness in the process.



Maidstone Grammar School for Girls 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, Maidstone Grammar School for Girls administers the CAT4 online test along with papers for Maths and English (essay).


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


Maidstone Grammar School for Girls In-Year Entry (12 Plus & 13 Plus) Casual Admissions Information


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


The examinations last approximately three and a half hours. Results will be made known in writing. 


In case of oversubscription, the school operates a waiting list. Please note that MGGS will not place your daughter’s name on the waiting list if she failed to pass the entrance tests.


Maidstone Grammar School for Girls Late Transfer (In-Year Entry) Exam Information


Address: Buckland Road, Maidstone ME16 0SF

County: Kent

Admissions info: [email protected] or 01622 752 103

School type: Grammar school for girls

Number of students: 1220 (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.


Maidstone Grammar School for Girls 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.


Maidstone Grammar School for Girls 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 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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