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We hope you find this service useful.Bexley LA
Director of Education, London Borough of Bexley
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- Bexley Grammar School
- Beth's Grammar School
- Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School
- Townley Grammar School for Girls
Starting secondary school in September 2013
Children moving to Year 6 in September 2012, who were born between 1 September 2001 and 31 August 2002, will transfer to secondary school in September 2013.
The 'Admission to Secondary Schools in Bexley 2013' booklet has been sent to parents of children attending primary schools in Bexley. You can download the booklet from the link on the right side of this page, or contact the School Admissions Team for a paper copy.
The booklet gives information about all the secondary schools in Bexley with their admissions policies and dates of open days and evenings. The schedule of open days can be downloaded as a separate document from the link on the right of this page for easy reference. Parents will receive the results of the selection tests on 11 October 2012.
You can make your application online from 1 September 2012. The link to the eAdmissions website will be on this page from that date. Paper forms will be available from primary schools and Council offices if you cannot apply online. You must attach proof of your child's permanent home address to your application, whether online or paper. If you are asking for priority on medical or social grounds, you must provide written evidence with your application. Please see the 'Admission to Secondary Schools in Bexley 2013' booklet for more details.
Some schools ask parents to complete a Supplementary Information Form to help them decide which children can be offered places. You will able to download copies of the forms from the link on the right of this page in September. Forms should be returned direct to the school by the specified date, not to the School Admissions Team.
The closing date for all applications is 31 October 2012. Paper forms can be handed in to primary schools before the half term holiday, or sent to the School Admissions Team. Late applications will be dealt with after all on time applications and your child may not be offered one of your preferred schools if you apply late, so it is very important not to miss the closing date.
1 September. Online application website opens and paper application forms are available to Bexley residents from Bexley schools and Council offices
18 and 19 September Bexley selection tests
22 September – 25 October Open days/evenings for schools
10 October Selection test results posted by first class post to parents, and should be received on 11 October
- Information about the Bexley selection tests 2011 [1Mb]
- Registration form for Bexley selection tests 2011 [77kb]
- Special arrangements procedure [14kb]
- Bexley selection tests - specimen questions [79kb]
- Bexley selection tests - mathematics specimen questions [229kb]
- Bexley selection tests - answers for mathematics specimen questions [96kb]
- Bexley selection tests - verbal reasoning specimen questions [72kb]
- Bexley selection tests - answers for verbal reasoning specimen questions [85kb]
Daytime visits / Open Evening arrangements for 2012
Wednesday 17th October Morning 8.45am – 10.45am
Thursday 18th October Morning 8.45am – 10.45am
Thursday 18th October Evening 5.00pm – 8.00pm
The Headmaster will address visitors in the Main Hall at 5.30 pm and 6.30 pm on the Open Evening and at 10.00 am during the morning of the Open Days.
To be considered for a place at Beths Grammar School, your son must achieve the selective standard in the Bexley selection tests held at the beginning of Year 6.
There are two tests, in Mathematics and Verbal Reasoning. Both are multiple choice and the answers are marked on a separate sheet. Verbal Reasoning tests a child’s understanding and skill in handling logical ideas expressed in writing. Mathematics tests a child’s level of attainment, and the questions will be based on the National Curriculum. There will be 50 Mathematics questions and 75 Verbal Reasoning and the time allowed for each tests is 50 minutes.
The tests will be marked within Bexley’s Directorate of Children’s and Young People’s Services. There is a comprehensive checking process to ensure that answer sheets are correctly marked. The number of correct answers is converted to a standardised score ranging from 70 to 140. Allowance is made for each month of a child’s age at the time of the tests to ensure that younger children are not disadvantaged.
There is no pre-set ‘pass’ mark. The two standardised scores will be added together to give a total, and children will be ranked according to the total score. Both tests carry equal weight.
The selective standard is high and competition for places is demanding.
|Friday 19 October 2012||9.00am - 11.00am|
|Monday 22 October 2012||9.00am - 11.00am|
|Monday 22 October 2012||5.00pm - 8.00pm|