Deadline for registering for the Kent Test is midnight on Wednesday, July 1

Families have just a few more hours to ensure their child is registered for this year's Kent Test - regardless of whether this year's examination is delayed or not.

Registration to sit this year's grammar school assessment closes at midnight tonight (Wednesday, July 1).

Deadline to register for the Kent Test is midnight on July 1
Deadline to register for the Kent Test is midnight on July 1

The date of this year's examination remains unclear as education chiefs at Kent County Council consider a proposal to delay the Kent Test until October because of the coronavirus outbreak and the amount of school current Year 5 pupils have missed.

But regardless of whether the Kent Test is pushed back from its original September date, registration arrangements have remained the same - meaning that any family of a Year 5 child who wants them to sit the Kent Test when they return in Year 6 must have registered with KCC online by the end of today (July 1).

Over in Medway, the council has already confirmed it will push back the dates of its grammar school assessment and the Medway Test will be sat in October.

Registration for the Medway Test closed a few days ago on June 29.

Despite proposals to push back this year's test registration arrangements have remained the same
Despite proposals to push back this year's test registration arrangements have remained the same

Kent County Council says it expects to make a final decision on whether to delay the Kent Test by mid-July. With parents expected to be informed of the outcome by the end of this summer term.

Matt Dunkley, KCC’s corporate director for children, young people and education, said:

"We are mindful of how much classroom time pupils have missed and want to give all those taking part the opportunity to settle back into school life before the Kent Test.

"Proposals are therefore being made to delay the Kent Test by around one month, with testing for children in Kent schools to potentially take place on Thursday, October 15 and children from outside Kent to be tested from Saturday, October 17."

To complete your child's Kent Test registration please click here.

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