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Selection tests

Selection test in September 2014 for children transferring to secondary school in September 2015

Children deemed selective in the selection test held in September 2014 can be considered for a place at one of the four grammar schools in Bexley.

Test results were published on 8 October 2014. If your child was selective and you would like to apply for a place at a grammar school, you should list your preferred schools on your Common Application Form and submit it to your home local authority. The closing date is 31 October 2014.

There are 786 places in the four grammar schools in Bexley. 1537 children were deemed selective. The admission arrangements for each grammar school are in the 'Admission to Secondary Schools in Bexley 2015' booklet, which is available as a PDF under related downloads. The majority of places are offered in order of home to school distance.

Children received three individual standardised scores for verbal reasoning, numerical reasoning and non verbal reasoning, and a total standardised score. The maximum for each standardised score was 280, and the average for all children sitting the test was 200. A total standardised score of 215 and above was needed to be deemed selective. 5143 children sat the test..

Selection test in September 2015 for children transferring to secondary school in September 2016

Details of the test will be on this webpage in Spring 2015. The registration period will be from May to July 2015.

Selection tests for children already at secondary school

Children can be admitted to grammar schools in Bexley after the start of Year 7 if vacancies arise because, for example, other children leave the school. If you would like to apply for a place at a grammar school in Bexley for your child, you should apply directly to the school.

The tests are not the same as those taken by children in the last year of primary school.

If your child is deemed selective but a place is not available at your preferred school, you will be able to request that he or she is placed on the waiting list for a place. Being deemed selective does not guarantee that a place will be offered.

For further information regarding the in year selection tests, please view the grammar school websites.

You can also email selectiontests@bexley.gov.uk with questions not answered on this page.