About the test


Bexley Selection Test 2023

The London Borough of Bexley is finalising the details of this year’s selection test. Once finalised we will publish full details on our website in the meantime parents and carers will wish to be aware that following the end of our contract with CEM/University of Cambridge, our previous test provider, the procurement exercise to appoint a new test provider has now concluded with GL Assessment successfully appointed.

The Council are currently anticipating that the registration process for the September 2023 Bexley Selection Test will open by 15 May and will close on 30 June. It is anticipated that the test will be held between 9 and 14 September with the exact dates to be confirmed.

Most primary schools in Bexley hold the test on their own sites. But some use a testing centre, and if your child is at school elsewhere, they’ll also be invited to one of those.

There will be two test papers containing a mixture of questions on verbal reasoning, comprehension, non-verbal reasoning and mathematical reasoning. Each paper will be divided into timed sections, and instructions will be given on an audio soundtrack. All questions are multiple-choice, and all answers are marked on a separate machine-readable answer sheet. There will be a short break between the two test papers.