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Year 7 Appeals for September 2022

My daughter sat the Kent Test but did not pass, can I appeal?

If your daughter is ‘H’ (high school, rather than grammar) assessed, but you wish to appeal for a grammar school place here, you should name Highworth Grammar School as one of your choices on the SCAF.   You will not be given a grammar place by Kent Admissions on Offer Day, but you will then automatically have the right to appeal against the decision.  [Realistically, the closer your daughter’s scores to the pass marks, the more chance of success.  There are, however, always rare, mitigating circumstances which may be considered during an appeal.]

What is the procedure for appeals?

If you are not happy with the school place you are offered on 1 March 2022 and want to appeal for Highworth, you should complete and return an appeal form to the school via email to the Admissions Officer, Mrs Kemp (

If your child is due to start secondary school in September 2022 you can appeal between 1st March-28 March 2022 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard by 16 June 2022. For applications made in the normal admission round, appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals. For late applications, appeals should be heard within 40 school days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeals being lodged.

Useful Links for Appeals

Additional information from KCC on appealing a school offer