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Selection tests

Selection test in September 2016 for children transferring to secondary school in September 2017.

Selection test in September 2016 for children transferring to secondary school in September 2017

The 2016 Selection Test is now complete. 5685 candidates sat the test in Bexley this year, and the selective standard has been set at 216, with 1753 pupils being deemed Selective, including the Top 180 scorers who achieved a score of 247 or above.

Results will be posted by First Class Royal Mail on 12 October 2016, and should arrive with parents by 13 October. Those who have not received their letter by midday on Friday 14 October will be able to arrange for a copy to be resent to their home address, or collected from the Civic Offices, by prior arrangement only. Please call the Contact Centre on 020 8303 7777, before attending the offices.

The results have also been provided to head teachers. If you have any concerns about the score your child has achieved, please speak with their head teacher in the first instance, and if they agree that the score is not reflective of the child's ability, they can submit a request for a review.

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.

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