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.
To apply for your son to sit these tests, you will need to visit Bexley Local Authority's website (www.bexley.gov..uk/admissions), go to the 'Education' page and then to 'Schools and Colleges' and you will find details of when the tests will be held and be asked to complete an application form.
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:
Applicants who are or have been Looked After Children
Those boys identified by the Local Authority as achieving one of the highest 180 scores in the selection tests
Boys 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
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
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.