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Admissions Year 7

This school participates in the Bexley Co-ordinated Secondary School Admissions Scheme and the application process dates will be those set out in that scheme.  

Only pupils who have sat the Bexley Selection Test and who are deemed selective will be eligible to be considered for entry to the school.

The number of intended admissions for the year commencing September 2024 is 192 at age 11.

The number of children sitting the selection test always exceeds the number of available places.  

6301 children sat the selection test for September 2024 entry, and 2028 children were deemed selective. The aggregate total of grammar school places for the four grammar schools situated in Bexley is 818 places.

Bexley Selection Test 2024

The London Borough of Bexley organises the delivery of the Bexley Selection Test.  The anticipated testing date for 2025 entry is between 9th -12th September, with the exact dates to be confirmed. 

Registration for the 2024 Bexley Selection Test will open on Wednesday 1st May, and close at midnight on Friday 31th May, for children due to start secondary school in September 2025. Please visit https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/schools-and-education/selection-tests/register-secondary-selection-test to register. Late registrations cannot be accepted.

The total score that pupils have to achieve to be deemed selective will be set by the Selection Panel, a panel of officers and Headteachers.

Parents of pupils not deemed selective may express a preference for a place at Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School and may then use their statutory right of appeal against a decision not to offer a place at that school.

Over-subscription criteria

The over-subscription criteria used to allocate places at Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School are set out in our Admissions Policy

Admissions Policy

Year 7 entrance to Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School

Children born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 inclusive can apply for entry in September 2024

Children born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014 inclusive can apply for entry in September 2025

Children who will start at secondary school in September would usually sit the Bexley selection tests in September when they are in Year 6 of primary school. Those deemed selective can be considered for a place at Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School.

Parents and carers must register online in May/June of Year 5 via the Bexley Borough website including children who are attending primary schools in Bexley.

Bexley Borough Website

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. You can also access the familiarisation guide here. The test provider, GL, does not sell past papers or practice books.

More information on the Bexley Selection Tests can be found on the Bexley website including an Information for Parents Leaflet.