Kent Test delay ‘disappointing’

Kent County Council’s Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Cllr Trudy Dean has described plans to delay the 11-plus test in Kent until October as “disappointing”.

She said the proposal would fail to breach the gulf between pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds and those from more affluent areas, according to Kent Online.

She has asked KCC’s scrutiny committee to review the plans amid concerns the proposal does not fall in line with County Hall’s pledges to reduce the student deprivation gap.

The Kent Test, a grammar school entry exam which usually takes place over two days in September, is likely to be pushed back until Thursday, 15 October for Kent pupils. Those outside of the county would be tested from Saturday, 17 October.

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