There are currently two grammar schools located in the London Borough of Bromley. For more information about the 11 Plus entrance exam at either of these schools, or for details on the admissions process, please consult the articles below:
Registration Closing Date: June (Newstead Wood), July (St. Olave’s)
Common Application Form (CAF) Closing Date: October
Exam Date: September
Exam Board Type: Newstead Wood – GL Assessment | St Olave’s – Selective Eligibility Test (SET), set by the school
Results Date: October
Pass Mark: Places allocated according to highest score (figures not revealed)
Allocations Date: March
Appeals Hearings: April, May, June
Admissions Info: The London Borough of Bromley, 0208 313 4044
Year 7 admission to both Bromley grammar schools is by academic selection, via an entrance exam. Due to oversubscription at the schools, parents and students are actively encouraged to attend an open event at their chosen school to ensure that it is the right learning environment.
Both schools participate in the coordinated admissions process operated by the London Borough of Bromley and so parents must register their child online ahead of the eleven plus exam dates in September.
Although Newstead Wood and St Olave’s Grammar School use different entrance exams to determine Year 7 admission, both follow the London Borough of Bromley’s registration process. Parents must complete the Local Authority’s (LA) online application form, marking their preferred school.
Next, parents should download their preferred school’s Supplementary Information Form (SIF), which registers their child to sit the entrance exam. The SIF is available via the schools’ websites and must be submitted directly to the school before the public deadline.
The grammar schools in Bromley use different 11 Plus exams. We’ve outlined their formats in more detail below:
Prospective pupils will sit two tests that cover Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning. Both these tests are multiple-choice and take between 40-50 minutes each. The scores achieved by girls in these tests will be age adjusted and placed in ranked order based on the total score achieved.
St. Olave’s operate a two-stage process for their 11 Plus:
Boys must sit the Selective Eligibility Test (SET); this is a multiple-choice test that covers English comprehension, mathematics, verbal and non-verbal reasoning questions.
Boys who pass the SET will be invited to sit the school’s second stage tests in English and mathematics.
For both schools, parents will receive the results of their child’s eleven plus exam in October and Year 7 places will be allocated in March of the following year.
For girls due to sit the Newstead Wood School 11 Plus exam, we would specifically recommend the following resources:
For boys preparing for the St. Olave’s Grammar School entrance test, we would recommend the resources below, which are relevant for both stages of the exam:
The information provided about the Bromley grammar schools was believed to be correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the schools directly if you are unsure of anything. Contact details are provided within individual school posts.
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