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Year 7

Admissions Update

1 March 2023

A total of 180 offers were made on 1 March, the number of places available in the inner area was 157; the outer area 23. The cut-off score for our inner area was 381 with the outer area being 406 not all students on those scores being offered a place.

The mean score of those offered places is as follows:
















For those receiving offers, to accept or reject a place, please follow the instructions from the Offer Email you will receive from us on the afternoon of Friday 3 March.

Your Local Authority may also require you to respond (for KCC see:

The deadline for acceptance/refusal/waiting list request of places is Wednesday 15 March 2023.

Waiting List

If you have applied for a place at The Judd School and have not been successful you may join the waiting list (regardless of where you placed Judd on your preference form), provided you have a selective score on the Kent Test.

The waiting list for Year 7 entry will be maintained until the end of January 2024 and will be re-ranked every time a student joins or leaves the list. Last year around 14 offers were made from the waiting list – the majority in late April (none can be made prior to 25 April). The entry line for waiting list is expected to be below 381 (Inner) and 406 (Outer), though it should be remembered that students can (and do) join the waiting list who have scored higher than 1 March the entry line.

To join the waiting list follow the instructions sent to you by your Local Authority – you may also inform us directly as added insurance ( The Kent deadline for waiting list requests is 15 March 2023 – a first round of waiting list offers will then be made on 25 April 2023.


If you wish to appeal against the decision of the Governing Body to reject your application please click on Joining Us / Admissions / Appeals.

Where the Kent Test Score is greater than the “in catchment” score of 381 (406 for the outer area), parents do not need to persuade the panel that your son is of the academic standard for the school.  In such cases, the School Admission Appeals Code only requires the panel to balance your case (why this is the best school to meet your child’s needs) against the school’s own prejudice to education case.  Where the score is less than 381 inner area and 406 outer area, parents will need to persuade the panel that your child is of the standard for the school. 

If you need any clarification, please contact the appeals administrator:

Late Applications

To make a late application you should contact your Local Authority if doing so prior to 15 March 2023. After 25 April 2023 late applications should come directly to the school – contact

Jonathan Wood

1 March 2023

Useful Dates

  • Registration for 11+ testing opened on the KCC Website - 1st June 2022 and closed 1st July 2022
  • Test date for pupils in Kent Primary schools - Thursday 8th September 2022
  • Test date for pupils not in Kent Primary schools - Saturday 10th September 2022
  • Assessment decision sent to parents - Tuesday 18th October 2022
  • National closing date for application forms - Monday 31st October 2022
  • National Offer Day - Wednesday 1st March 2023 (emails sent from KCC after 4pm and letters sent 1st class)
  • Reallocation Round - Tuesday 25th April 2023

Admission Information

Entry to The Judd School is through the Kent assessment procedure. Your son must have gained a "Grammar assessment" in the Kent PESE (11+) test to be considered for a place here at The Judd School.

Our Admission Criteria for September 2023 can be found on the 2023 Admission Arrangements page of this website. 

Once applications are received by Kent County Council via completed SCAFs (Secondary Common Application Forms), we are asked to rank the scores of those who have listed the Judd School in any preference position. Again, for this year we will be ranking two lists (Inner/Outer area) first by score and then distance, with 5 places for the Inner area for Free School Meal (FSM) student and if any of those places are unallocated they will be available to students eligible for pupil premium.

Our ranked list is then returned to KCC who make offers on our behalf on National Offer Day, Wednesday 1st March 2023.

When receiving queries from parents regarding the cut-off score for The Judd School this year, we can only refer to historic figures. For your information, therefore, only as a guide please find the historical information below. There are usually around 20 places allocated from waiting list(s), so it is well worth going on the list(s) if you are just below the initial cut-off score.

We do not yet know what score will be required for entry to our school; furthermore, we would suggest that no one is in a good position to declare authoritatively on the matter. What is clear is that the 'equal preference' scheme works well, and so we encourage parents to order the schools on their SCAF in their genuine preference order.

Should you not be successful in securing a place at the school, you can find out more information about the appeals process in the Appeals section of this website.

Historical 11+ Information (Previous Cut-Off Scores - Guide Only)