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Information on the 11plus Tests (11+ Exams)

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:

  1. Verbal reasoning test (Lasting about 45 minutes)
  2. Mathematics test (Lasting about 35 minutes and set at levels 4 and 5 of the National Curriculum.)
  3. English test (Lasting about 40 minutes.)

The Consortium of Selective Schools in Essex  www.csse.org.uk will provide you with a wealth of knowledge.

Essex LA

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 admissions@essexcc.gov.uk
Website: www.essexcc.gov.uk

Essex Grammar Schools

  • Chelmsford County High School for Girls
  • Colchester County High School for Girls
  • Colchester Royal Grammar School
  • King Edward VI Grammar School

Southend Borough Council

Southend Borough Council

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
Email: jillhowlett@southend.gov.uk
Website: www.southend.gov.uk

Southend Grammar Schools

  • Southend High School for Boys
  • Southend High School for Girls
  • Westcliff High School for Boys
  • Westcliff High School for Girls


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