The 11+ exams in Essex is operated for the Grammar Schools, by a consortium, the Consortium of Selective Schools in Essex - CSSE. The LEA appears to have no involvement in the testing procedures. Grammar schools in the Essex Council area cater for children who are deemed by means of the 11 plus exam to be in the top 25% of the ability range. About 1000 grammar school places available to the approximate 4000 that sit the tests.
For entry to secondary school or grammar school in September of the following school year children will usually sit their 11 plus exam in the autumn term of their last primary school year- often in November.
Children may take the following eleven plus tests:
The Consortium of Selective Schools in Essex www.csse.org.uk will provide you with a wealth of knowledge.
Any questions about grammar schools in this area should be directed to the consortium and not the Local Authority.
Any parent /carer wishing for advice about mainstream schools in Essex that is not related to grammar schools should contact:
Planning and Admission The Schools Service, Essex County Council, PO Box 47, Chelmsford, CM2 6WN
Telephone 08456 037627
E mail email@example.com
Miss Lorraine O'Reilly
Director of Education and Lifelong Learning, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, PO Box 6, Civic Centre, Victoria Avenue, Southend-on Sea SS2 6ER
Telephone: 01702 215000
Fax: 01702 215000
If we have not included your Grammar School's website please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
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