Grammar School Entrance Exams

One of our school’s core values is ASPIRATION and we want all our pupils to have the best opportunities in life.  At Lawford Mead we ensure that children who are working above age related expectations are given opportunities to work at greater depth across the curriculum. We have a Gifted, Talented and More Able Register which we regularly update.  We work in partnership with local schools to provide a range of events and activities for these children throughout the year.

If your teachers identify your child as having the potential to meet the entrance criteria for our local grammar schools then you will be contacted to discuss the process and your preferences.  It would mean that your child was working above their age related expectations in reading, writing and maths consistently from the end of Key Stage 1.

Our two local grammar schools are:

King Edward VI Grammar School (KEGS)

KEGS use the traditional 11+ Exam to select boys for admission.  Parents will need to register their son with the Consortium of Selective Schools in Essex (CSSE) who are the organisation that manage the 11+ process in Essex.   The form, which can be completed online, is called the Supplementary Information Form (SIF).  The 11+ for admission in September 2018 will take place on 23 September 2017.  Registration is via the Consortium of Selective Schools in Essex (CSSE) and will open on Thursday 4 May and close on Friday 21 July 2017. Find out more on their website.

Chelmsford County High School for Girls (CCHS)

CCHS is a grammar school with academy status and uses its own admission test. The test for admission in September 2018 will take place on 16 September 2017.  Registration is via the CCHS website and closes at noon on Friday 30th June 2017.

If you have any further questions regarding grammar schools and their entrance exams, please contact the school office and ask to speak to Mrs Baker or Mr Poyton.