Beths
Grammar
School

Year 7 Admissions

 

 

Bexley 11+ Selection Tests

For those boys planning to sit the selection tests in September, you may already be aware that, due to the Covid-19 advice from the Government, these have now been moved to the first week in November 2020.  The following link  may be helpful in answering any questions you may have:

https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/schools-and-education/selection-tests/register-secondary-selection-test

Admissions

Admission to Beths Grammar School into Year 7 is open to those who are deemed selective following the Bexley Selection Tests which are held in September.  

Results from the Selection Tests are sent to parents during the middle of October and by 31 October you should have completed a Common Application Form (CAF) and returned it to your own Local Authority.  The CAF is where you list all the schools, in preference, that you wish for your son to attend. Letters will be sent, from your Local Authority, at the beginning of March detailing which school your son is being offered.

At Beths Grammar School, we offer 192 places into Year 7.  To be eligible for a place at Beths, your son will firstly have been deemed selective in the Bexley Selection Tests.  Places are then offered according to our oversubscription criteria:

  1. Where applications for admission exceed the number of places available, the following criteria will be applied for students deemed selective in the Bexley Test, in the order set out below, to decide which students to admit:

  2. Applicants who are or have been Looked After Children.*

  3. Those boys identified by the Local Authority as achieving one of the highest 180 scores in the selection tests.

  4. For applicants with a sibling currently attending Beths Grammar School at the time of enrolment. A sibling includes full, half, adopted and step brother or sister living at the same address.

  5. Applicants with a parent or registered carer employed by Beths Grammar School on a permanent contract at the time of application.

  6. Up to 12 places for boys who are eligible for Pupil Premium and/or Free School Meals and deemed selective at the time of application in rank order of distance from the school.  A supplementary form will be downloadable from the school website and will need to be returned to the school by 31 October 2020 for those wishing to be considered under this criteria.

  7. On the basis of proximity to the school measured by reference to the shortest radial distance (direct line distance between the applicant’s home address to  Beths Grammar School’s east entrance in Hartford Road).  In cases where parents live at different addresses, the home address is that at which the child resides for the greater part of the week.

  8. Where the distance is identical to 0.001 of a mile, the scores in the selection tests will be used as a tie-breaker with priority given to the higher score.

* Children who are looked after are (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see the definition in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989) at the time of making an application to a school.  Children who have been looked after are children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order) immediately following having been looked after.

Further information regarding the selection tests can be found by clicking on the following link which takes you to Bexley LA's website: Bexley LA selection test information