BEXLEY & BROMLEY
Barnet, Bexley, Bromley, Enfield, Kingston upon Thames, Redbridge, Surrey, Sutton
When are the Bexley tests sat and what do they consist of?
The tests will be sat in the September of your child's last year in primary school for admission the next school year. Bexley Local Authority notify parents about the dates and, if you are an out of borough resident, which test centre your child will sit the test at.
THE TEST PAPERS.
The Bexley test covers verbal ability and English comprehension, numerical reasoning and non verbal reasoning. There are two test papers, with a mixture of questions in each. Verbal ability tests vocabulary, comprehension and verbal reasoning.
Numerical reasoning tests the ability to solve mathematical problems. Non verbal reasoning tests the ability to see how objects relate to each other and to make logical deductions. The mathematical content of the questions will not go beyond what children are expected to have been taught by the end of Year 5.
Each test paper contains approximately 50 minutes of questions, plus some time for instructions and examples.
Each test will be divided into sections, and children will be given an allocation of time for each section, before being asked to move on to the next section. The test papers are multiple choice, with the exception of some Maths questions where one answer must be calculated by the child, with answers marked on a separate sheet.
The invigilator will play an audio soundtrack to talk children through the test papers and tell them how much time to spend on each section. All working out can be done on the test booklet and rough paper will not be supplied.
The links below will take you to the school website where you can find more information about each school.
Your child’s Head Teacher will be able to answer most questions.
All information about the selection test can be seen on the Council’s website www.bexley.gov.uk/selectiontests
School Admissions Team on 020 8303 7777
London Borough of Bexley School Admissions Team
2 Watling Street
Kent DA6 7AT
There are just two grammar schools in Bromley.
St. Olave's has 124 places for boys at year 7 and these are heavily contested so much so that potential pupils must first sit the School’s Selective Eligibility Test (SET), comprising Logic, Mathematics and English questions, designed to determine whether or not candidates are of the School’s required standard for a selective education. This will take place in September and parents/carers will be notified of the outcome of the SET in October, prior to submission of the Online Application Form, available from your Local Authority. The result of this test does not guarantee a place at St Olave’s Grammar School. Pupils passing the SET will then be invited to sit second stage tests in English and Mathematics. These will take place before the end of the Autumn term. Scores will be standardised and then aggregated, together with the SET marks, to allow a ranking of candidates. The testing will be competitive and the first one hundred and twenty four in rank order will be offered places in accordance with parental preference under the Coordinated Admissions Scheme. In the event of aggregate standardised scores being tied for two or more candidates the final rank order will be determined using performance in the Mathematics paper, then, if required, the creative writing, then the English multiple choice, then the SET.
Newstead Wood is an Academy Girls’ Selective School situated on the outskirts of the London Borough of Bromley. The School is heavily over-subscribed. There are 160 places for entry to Year 7. Often there will be 5 applications for each place so competition is very high. All girls will be invited to sit the selection tests in September each year. The selection tests will comprise papers in Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning set by a nationally recognised body. The scores achieved in the tests will be age adjusted and placed in ranked order based on the total score achieved.
Parents must also complete the school's Supplementary Information Form.
Admissions policy for the London Borough of Bromley
Director of Education,
London Borough of Bromley
Telephone: 020 8464 3333
Fax: 020 8313 4049
Director of Education, Children's Services and Leisure.
London Borough of Enfield
PO Box 56, Civic Centre
Silver Street, Enfield, EN1 3XQ
Telephone: 020 8366 6565
Fax: 020 8982 7375
Enfield grammar schools
Kingston Upon Thames
Kingston schools information on the 11 plus tests
There are grammar schools in the Kingston-upon-Thames Council area who cater for children who have passed their eleven plus exam (selection tests).
Kingston-upon-Thames Council provide an excellent booklet of advice for the parents of children who are about to sit their elevenplusexam. The booklet contains a wealth of information about selective and non-selective schools in their council area.
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 October.
Children may take the following eleven plus tests.
Non-Verbal reasoning test
Verbal reasoning test
The tests are marked, the scores standardised and results are issued usually in March. In this region it is possible that there will be five or six applications for each grammar school place.
Kingston Upon Thames LA
Director of Education & Leisure Services, Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, Guildhall 2, High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 1EU
Telephone: 020 8546 2121
Fax: 020 8547 5296
Kingston upon Thames Grammar Schools
The Tiffin Girls' School
Mrs Edwina Grant
Director of Education and Lifelong Learning, London Borough of Redbridge, Lynton House, 255-259 High Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1NN
Telephone: 020 8478 3020
Fax: 020 8478 9044
Redbridge Grammar Schools
Ilford County High School for Boys
Woodford County High School for Girls
Dr Paul Gray
Director of Education, Surrey County Council, County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2DJ
Telephone: 08456 009 009
Fax: 020 8541 9503
Surrey Grammar Schools
Nonsuch High School for Girls
Strategic Director of Learning for Life, The Grove, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 3AL
Telephone: 020 8770 6500
Fax: 020 8770 6545
Sutton Grammar Schools
Sutton Grammar School for Boys
Wallington County Grammar School
Wallington High School for Girls
NB. While the content is, to the best of our knowledge, accurate we cannot be held in any way responsible for any errors or omissions that it may contain.
Please contact your LA or chosen grammar school for all admission and eleven plus exam queries.