Year 7 (11+)

Many children join King’s at age 11, both from other independent Preparatory Schools and also from local Junior schools.

Every year we hear from our new Year 7 parents that King’s is a great place to get used to being at Senior School. They feel that their children have the best of both worlds – Preparatory and Senior - because, rather than starting life at the bottom of a huge secondary school alongside pupils who already seem like adults, our Year 7s are taught by specialist Senior School teachers in Senior classrooms and labs and alongside older boys and girls from 13 to 18, but have their base within the smaller Preparatory School. This arrangement gives children the time to get used to new, more sophisticated methods of learning with specialist subject teachers at Year 7 level, whilst still having the support and space to find their feet and grow in confidence as one of the top two years in the Preparatory School.

All children who have registered an interest in joining the School will be invited to an assessment and interview with the Headmaster of the Preparatory School. The assessment will be in English, Maths and Non-Verbal Reasoning. We will also request consent to approach your child’s current school for a reference. Assessments for 11+ entry take place in the November or March prior to the September of entry.

11+ Assessment Days for 2019/2020 are:

  • Saturday 9th November 2019 from 9.00am
  • Saturday 14th March 2020 from 9.00am

If your child is unable to attend either of these Assessment Days, we will be happy to accommodate tests on alternative dates.

Pupils from schools other than King's may also apply for Music, Sports and Academic scholarships for entry at Year 7. In order to be offered a Scholarship, pupils must have already been offered a place at King’s.

The deadline for Scholarship applications is Friday 6 December 2019.

Scholarship Assessments will take place in January 2020.

All successful applicants will receive further details prior to this date.

To arrange a visit to tour and meet the Headmaster, to arrange a taster session, or simply to find out more, please call our Registrar, Mrs Susan Webb on 01634 888590 or email

To register your child’s interest, please complete the Registration Form and post to The Registrar, Mrs Susan Webb at Satis House, Boley Hill, Rochester, ME1 1TE with a non-refundable deposit of £100. Cheques should be made payable to King's School Rochester.