Bexley Test

The Bexley test:
Selection test in September 2018 for children transferring to secondary school in September 2019.

The test covers entry to the four grammar schools in Bexley and is open to all children regardless of where they live.

There is an information leaflet for parents in related downloads, which you should read before registering your child for the test. You can register from May 1st 2018.

The Bexley test consists of two test papers with a mixture of questions on verbal reasoning and comprehension, non verbal reasoning and mathematical reasoning.

Each paper will be divided into timed sections, and instructions will be given on an audio soundtrack.

Most 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.

All parents who register their child for the test will be sent a link to practice questions and a familiarisation booklet.

The test provider, CEM, does not sell past papers or practice books.
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 test sessions will be on Tuesday 11th or Wednesday 12th September 2018.

All registered children who attend a primary school in Bexley will sit the test on the morning of 12th September, either in their own school or in a test centre.

All other children will be invited to one morning or afternoon test session on either the 11th or 12th September at a secondary school in Bexley.

If you have registered your child for a selection test in another area they will allocate a different session, if you let them know by emailing them at:
by June 2018.
They will not allocate alternative sessions after 1 July.

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.
Children born between 1 September 2007 and 31 August 2008 will transfer to secondary school in September 2019.

You can apply for a secondary school place between 1 September and 31 October 2018.

Please ensure you apply before the deadline as late applications will only be considered after all on time applications have been resolved.
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