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Selection tests

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.

If you registered, you would have received a reference number and confirmation email. Please keep a copy for future reference. The confirmation email contains a link to practice questions and a familiarisation booklet.

You will receive an email on 2 September informing you that you can log in to your Self Service account to see the date, time and location of your child's test session. You will not be able to see the details before you receive the email.

Children who attend primary and independent schools in Bexley will sit the test on the morning of Wednesday 17 September. Children from out borough schools will sit the test on the morning or afternoon of either Tuesday 16 September or Wednesday 17 September in a secondary school in Bexley.

You will receive an email on Wednesday 8 October informing you that you can log in to your Self Service account to see your child's test result. You will not be able to see the result before you receive the email. The grammar schools will each hold at least one open day or evening before the Autumn half term. The closing date for secondary school applications is 31 October 2014.

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.