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Bexley 11+ Exam

When are the Bexley 11+ tests taken and what do they consist of?

The tests will be sat in the September of your child's last year in primary school for admission the next school year.  Bexley Local Authority notify parents about the dates and, if you are an out of borough resident, which test centre your child will sit the test at.


The Test Papers

The Bexley test covers verbal ability and English comprehension, numerical reasoning and non-verbal reasoning. There are two test papers, with a mixture of questions in each. Verbal ability tests vocabulary, comprehension and verbal reasoning.

Numerical reasoning tests the ability to solve mathematical problems. Non verbal reasoning tests the ability to see how objects relate to each other and to make logical deductions. The mathematical content of the questions will not go beyond what children are expected to have been taught by the end of Year 5.

Each test paper contains approximately 50 minutes of questions, plus some time for instructions and examples.

Each test will be divided into sections, and children will be given an allocation of time for each section, before being asked to move on to the next section. The test papers are multiple choice, with the exception of some Maths questions where one answer must be calculated by the child, with answers marked on a separate sheet.

The invigilator will play an audio soundtrack to talk children through the test papers and tell them how much time to spend on each section. All working out can be done on the test booklet and rough paper will not be supplied.

The links below will take you to the school website where you can find more information about each school.​


Further Information

​Your child’s Head Teacher will be able to answer most questions.

All information about the selection test can be seen on the Council’s website

or Contact

School Admissions Team on 020 8303 7777

London Borough of Bexley School Admissions Team

Civic Offices

2 Watling Street


Kent DA6 7AT

You can also e-mail if you have questions that have not been answered in their leaflet at the bottom of their Selection Tests page.

Preparation for elevenplus exams

 You can find lots more information about the 11+ in Bexley by visiting THE SCHOOLRUN website.

** This information is provided for guidance only and while the content is, to the best of our knowledge, accurate we cannot be held in any way responsible for any errors or omissions that it may contain. Please contact your LA or chosen grammar school for all admission and elevenplus exam queries.**

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