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The Norton Knatchbull School

Here you can read about the school's admission process, exam formats, follow a link to school website and view suggested 11+ Practice Books.

About the School

The Norton Knatchbull School is a popular and highly regarded selective school for boys aged 11-18 which admits a growing number of girls into its Sixth Form.

The Norton Knatchbull School has proudly served the local community of Ashford in Kent since the 17th century, and the school combines traditional values with a forward-looking and vibrant learning environment where young people are nurtured to become considerate, confident and well-rounded individuals.

They provide an atmosphere in which all students feel supported and inspired to strive for their personal best. Their approach to academic study is varied, disciplined and fosters a life-long love of learning. Staff value community and celebrate diversity. As a result, all young people are able to make informed and positive life choices, and are equipped to face the challenges of a fast-changing, competitive and increasingly global environment.

This holistic view of the curriculum is articulated in the Knatchbull Baccalaureate and their Mission Statement which was written in partnership with student leaders.

NKS Mission Statement

At The Norton Knatchbull School we are proud of our history, tradition and achievements, at the same time as looking to the future for fresh challenges.

We value each individual for whom they are and their ability to improve and grow.
We share mutual respect based on care, integrity and trust.
We are inspired by a passion for creative and demanding learning experiences.
We work with the wider community to make a positive difference.
We celebrate our achievements, both in the classroom and beyond.

Norton Knatchbull is proud of its track record of strong examination results, the wealth of extra-curricular provision and the strength of their careers education, advice and guidance. The school benefits from a wide range of facilities which support learning in a variety of disciplines, styles and environments. Staff specialisms spearhead best practice across the school and maintain productive links with local schools and the wider national and international community.

Students are supported by a team of highly qualified, hard-working and caring teaching and support staff and a well informed and supportive Governing Body, all of whom are united in their desire to achieve the best possible outcomes for all pupils.

Year 7 11+ Exam Content

Kent 11 Plus Test

How to prepare for the 11+ in 

The Norton Knatchbull School

Parents will often search for 11+ books relevant to the The Norton Knatchbull School so that they can help their child prepare  for the 11 plus test.

Practice in all aspects of 11+ Verbal Reasoning and 11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning is essential. Developing 11+ English and 11+ maths skills will give your child an advantage when sitting the actual 11+ exam.

Our 11+ Exam Book Shop will offer lots of suitable practice material.



School Type:-

Boys' Grammar

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Year 7 Places:-

Year 7 Admission details:-

At least 4-5 applicants for every place in Y7.

Exam Format

The 11+ exam is based on the Procedure For Entry To Secondary Education (PESE) & The Kent Test (11+) and contains questions on 11+ Maths, 11+ English and 11+ Reasoning. Kent 11 Plus Test 


The Norton Knatchbull School, Hythe Road, Ashford TN24 0QJ

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