Cllr Mike O,Brien

Cllr Mike O,Brien

Letters have today (Friday, 4 October) been sent out to families informing them if their child has been deemed selective after taking the Medway Test last month.

In total, 2,430 children registered to sit the test, with 2,357 children actually sitting it.

Of those children that sat the test, 1,842 are Medway residents and 515 are from out of area.

Nine hundred and eight two children have been assessed as suitable for admission to a Medway Grammar School as a direct result of the test itself.

Six hundred and eighty seven Medway resident children achieved the minimum score. This represents 23 per cent of the total Medway cohort for this year group of 2,962.

Cllr Mike O’Brien, Lead Portfolio Holder for Children Services, said: “I would like to congratulate all children who took the Medway Test this year.

“Moving from primary to secondary school is always a big step for all youngsters and I would like to wish them every success when they make the move next September.”

Families of children who were not deemed selective can opt to take part in the review process and details of how to do this are included with the letters sent out today.

Medway Council would also like to remind all parents in Medway of children going to secondary school next year that the deadline for sending back application is 31st October.