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Bexley Grammar School | Late Transfer (In-Year 12+ and 13+) Entry Information




Bexley Grammar School is a co-ed grammar school with academy status in Welling, in the London Borough of Bexley. Founded in 1955, the school specialises in languages, science and mathematics. [1]


The extensive curriculum boosts pupils academic and non-academic abilities in the areas of art, classics, computer science, DT, drama & theatre studies, economics & business, English, geography, history, mathematics, MFL, music, PE, PSHCE, psychology and science.


The subject faith, belief, culture & society is also on offer, aimed at expanding pupils’ cultural horizons by introducing them to the role of faith in the complexity of social existence. Growing in understanding about the importance of human rights and democracy, students benefit from a subject area that transcends traditional religious education.


Besides its standard entry point (11+), the school also accepts late entry applications. To assess pupils for late transfer, Bexley Grammar School administers the CEM Select test. 


CEM Select is created by the Centre of Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM), which is part of Cambridge Assessment.


Bexley Grammar School Late Transfer (In-Year 12 Plus & 13 Plus) Entry Admissions Information


The CEM Select assessment will be taken at Bexley Grammar School or some other grammar school in Bexley. You will be notified in written of the exact date of the exam.


In order for your child to be considered for the assessments, you should complete and submit one of the following forms:


  • The Grammar In Year Application Form;
  • Bexley In Year Application Form.


If your child is not currently attending a Bexley school, the Bexley In Year Application Form will give them access to all of the schools in Bexley rather than just the selective schools. 


In the case of oversubscription, priority will be given to:


  • Looked after children or previously looked after children.
  • Students identified by the LA as achieving one of the highest scores in the selection tests.
  • Pupils whose siblings are already attending the school.
  • Children who live closest to the school.


Distance will be measured as a straight line from home to Bexley Grammar School, to near the 3 mile mark.


Bexley Grammar School Late Transfer (In-Year) Entry Exam Information


Address: Danson Lane, Welling, DA16 2BL

County: Kent

Admissions info: [email protected] or 0208 304 8538

School type: Co-educational’ grammar school

Number of students: 1500 (approx.)

Open day date: October

Exam type / Board: CEM Select


As part of the assessment process for late transfer entry, your child will be asked to complete the CEM Select assessment. 


The test contains a number of unusual question formats that your child is unlikely to have encountered before. These include drag and drop digits and sentence auto-completes.


The assessment will be divided into a series of highly time-pressured sections. Your child doesn’t necessarily need to complete all the questions in each section to do well.


Bexley Grammar School Late Transfer (In-Year) Entry Exam Format


The CEM Select assessment will cover the following areas:


  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • Numerical Reasoning


The Verbal Reasoning section of the test assesses your child’s ability to solve problems using words, with a special focus on depth and breadth of vocabulary.


The Non-Verbal Reasoning section requires your child to solve problems using shapes and patterns with a main focus on one specific question type.


The Numerical Reasoning section assesses your child’s ability to solve problems using numbers and arithmetic.


Bexley Grammar School Late Transfer (In-Year) Entry Exam Practice Tests


Our CEM Select practice tests are highly accurate, ensuring that your child’s preparation is targeted and efficient. 


Each timed module is marked automatically. Your child will then be able to review every question in detail with clear step-by-step explanations.


Statistical averages, based on the scores of other students who have taken the same practice test, are provided so you can get an idea of your child’s relative performance against their peer group. Click the below links to learn more and purchase: 


Online Practice Tests


CEM Select Practice Test 1


CEM Select Practice Test 2


CEM Select Practice Test 3


CEM Select Practice Test 4


CEM Select Practice Test 5


Skill Practice


CEM Select – Missing Words



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The information in this post was correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the school directly if you are unsure of anything. School contact details are provided within the post.


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