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East Anglia 11+ Exam

East Anglia 11+ Exam



The Essex region has a number of grammar schools and children wishing to attend these selective schools must sit their 11+ exam. These exams are administered by the Consortium of Selective Schools in Essex (CSSE). Parents must register with the CSSE for their child to sit 11+ examination by the relevant deadline CSSE. Chelmsford County High School for Girls has its own testing process and parents should ensure they register with the school for your child to sit the entrance test by the relevant deadline.


The 11+ exam in South-End-on-sea is also administered by CSSE.


Test Content

An English Paper containing questions on:


  • Comprehension, grammar and vocabulary questions

  • Two pieces of continuous writing

  • Applied reasoning (literacy/verbal)
    The paper will last 1 hour, with an additional 10 minutes reading time and will be worth 60 marks in total
    A Mathematics paper containing questions consistent with KS2 of the National Curriculum on

  • Applied reasoning (mathematical/non-verbal)
    The paper will last 1 hour and be worth 60 marks in total.

One set of free CSSE familiarisation papers is available to download from the CSSE website

The Grammar Schools

King Edward VI Grammar School
Colchester County High School for Girls.
Colchester Royal Grammar School
Southend High School for Girls.
Southend High School for Boys.
Westcliff High School for Girls.
Westcliff High School for Boys.
St Bernards High School for Girls.
St Thomas More High School.
Cecil Jones College.
Shoeburyness High School
Chelmsford County High School for Girls

Useful Contacts

CSSE Head Office
P O Box 3087
t. 01245 348257
f 01245 350 522


Essex County Council,
County Hall,
Market Road,
Tel: 03457 430 430
Textphone: 03457 585 592

Southend On Sea Borough Council
Civic Centre
Victoria Avenue
Tel: 01702 215007

** 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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