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

Children who will start at secondary school in September 2015 can sit the Bexley selection test in September 2014, when they are in Year 6 of primary school. Those deemed selective can be considered for a place at one of the four grammar schools in Bexley. There is an information leaflet for parents about the Bexley selection test under related downloads.

Registration for the selection test closed on 13 July and late registration will not be accepted.

The results will be published on Wednesday 8 October 2014. We previously told parents that you would need to log in to your Bexley Self Service account to view your child's result, and that separate letters would not be sent. Because of the number of parents who had difficulty logging in to their Self Service accounts to view the test centre details, we have decided that we will send letters to all parents as well as publishing the results online.

We will post letters to the parents of all children who have taken the test on 7 October by first class post, and you should receive the letter on 8 October. The letter will tell you whether your child is selective or not, and if he or she is one of the top 180 scorers. You will be given the three individual standardised scores for verbal, non verbal and numerical questions, and the total standardised score that decides whether your child is selective or not. During the day on 8 October, you will also receive an email containing only the selective decision with no further detail.

This means that if you have changed your email address, or forgotten your username and password, or have had other difficulties with the online system, you will still get your child's result on 8 October without the need to do anything more. However if you have moved home since registering for the test, please email selectiontests@bexley.gov.uk with your new address, so that we can send the letter to your new address.

Your child's school will also be sent the results before 8 October.

The information on this page relates only to the Bexley selection test. If you need information about tests for entry to schools outside Bexley, you should contact that local authority or school for details.

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.