Cliftonville Primary and Pre-School is an excellent school the children are happy and thriving. Brilliant school, fabulous staff, great senior leadership team = a happy child! The dedication and hard work from the entire school team is outstanding and clear to see. I think you've all been amazing throughout the years, just want to so say thankyou & we appreciate everything you do for all of us . We love the school and are so impressed with all of the staff who work so hard constantly it is greatly appreciated by the children and parents and carers thank you. Presence of Teachers and caretakers at pick up and drop off really help you feel safe. The well-being of the pupils is outstanding. It is a lovely school with a welcoming feel and a positive atmosphere. Highly visible leadership team. A feeling of pride in the school. Supportive school for both parents and children. As parents we feel really proud that our son comes to such a great school, which we knew was fabulous whether OFSTED told us o

Kent Test (11+) info for Y5 children


Dear Parents and Carers of children in Year 5


You will no doubt be starting to think about transition to secondary school and as such Cliftonville Primary School would like to support you as much as possible through this process.


You must apply for a secondary school place for your child to start year 7 at secondary school. You will need to do this by the end of October when your child is in Year 6. When thinking about which schools, it is important to find out more about the schools you are interested in before you apply. You can apply for up to 4 schools which must be placed in order of preference. More information about this process will be given towards the end of July.


If you are thinking about applying for a grammar school, your child can only be offered a place if they have been assessed as working at a suitable level. As you are probably aware, assessment takes place via the Kent Test ( previously known as the 11+).  All children who want to go to a Grammar School must sit the Kent Test. You will find more information at the following website:


To help you make this decision about whether or not to apply for a Grammar School, please speak to your child’s class teacher, Year group leader or member of SLT. Whatever your child’s ability, a Grammar School may or may not be the right school for them. For this reason, it is important to consider all schools within your catchment area.


Should you wish to apply to complete the Kent Test, registration for testing opens on Wednesday 1st June and closes on Friday 1st July. This is done online via


The date of the Kent Test is Thursday 8th September (this is the same date across all Kent schools) with the results being sent out on the 13th October. You then have until the 31st October to make your four secondary school choices.


If you have any questions regarding the Kent Test, please do not hesitate to contact the school and we will be happy to help you.


Yours sincerely


Ms Whichcord

Deputy Head Teacher