11 Plus

Coronavirus: service update – The Redbridge 11 plus selection test will take place on Saturday 5 December 2020. 

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Latest service information

  • The Redbridge 11+ late test will take place on Saturday 5 December 2020.

  • All boys will be tested at Ilford County High School and all girls will be tested at Woodford County High School.

  • Due to the high numbers involved, we will be arranging testing sessions in the morning and the afternoon at both schools.

  • We are unable to confirm further details on sessions and timing at this time, as parents have until 1pm on Thursday, 26 November 2020, to submit evidence that their child was ill or isolating on Saturday, 21 November 2020 when they should have taken the first test.

  • This information will then be collated, along with the out of catchment applicants details and COVID-19 secure planning and seating arrangements finalised.

  • We will accept the existing completed ID forms for applicants who were due to sit the test on Saturday, 21 November 2020, so please ensure that you bring this with you to the late test venue. Please also note that the venue, time and seat number specified on your original form will no longer be valid for the late test.

  • All applicants from outside of the Common Catchment Area will receive an ID form for their child’s current school to complete in the next two days.

  • A separate email will be sent out to all late test candidates with further details of the timing of the test at the end of this week/beginning of next week, as we manage the levels of applicants who are required to isolate due to COVID-19.

  • Please bear with us, and understand that our first priority has to be safeguarding all of the 700+ children sitting the late 11+ test, as well as their families and the wider community as we strive to create a COVID-19 secure testing environment, when every day brings changes as we sadly hear of other cases being confirmed. Our aim is to ensure we enable every child to meet their educational potential, we have not moved away from this aim during these unprecedented times.

  • We are aware that each year there are concerns raised regarding the possibility of candidates telling their tutors the questions, in order for them to give those sitting the late test an advantage.

  • Before the test begins, we ensure that all candidates are reminded not to discuss the tests with others, so that they do not reveal any of the questions. They are reminded that this may give an advantage to other children, reduce their own chances of being admitted to a grammar school and could result in them being disqualified from the test.

  • We do not assume that children cannot recall some details of the selection test, hence our clear statements to parents in writing and to the candidates verbally before the test starts. We make these statements to inform both the candidates and their parents directly in advance of the possible consequences, both legal and personal, of disclosing any information. Parents have been advised of the following: The 11 plus test is subject to copyright; its content must not be disclosed to any third party including tutors/coaches. The test is for each candidate, who must concentrate on their own test performance. Breaches of copyright (such as answers being given to one or more children or to a third party) will be pursued vigorously by the examination board’s legal department and the child will be disqualified.

2020 - 11 Plus test results and statistics

The information provided is in relation to registrations received for the 11 plus and for those who sat the test for the Redbridge Grammar Schools for entry in September 2020.


When to register for the Redbridge 11 Plus selection test 

Registrations are now closed. 

11 Plus registration for Ilford County High School for boys and Woodford County High School for girls starting in September 2021, opened on Wednesday 1 May 2020 and closed at 5pm on Wednesday 24 June 2020.  No late registrations will be accepted. 


Where the tests are taken

Your child is expected to sit the test at the grammar school you most want them to attend. 


Date of the 11 plus selection test

The entrance test is expected to take place on Saturday 21 November 2020. 


Travel arrangements and parking for open evenings and test day

There will be no parking facilities available at either school site, except for those who have displayed a disabled badge.

Please use public transport. There will be very restricted parking in the local area and there will be parking patrols enforcing these restrictions, ensuring that local residents around the schools are able to access their properties without hindrance. Please respect the privacy of local residents and do not trespass on their properties or throw litter in their gardens.

  • Ilford County High School – please check the school website for open evening arrangements.
  • Woodford County High School – please check the school website for open evening arrangements.


Examination board for the 11 Plus selection test

The examination board is CEM (Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring) and is part of the University of Cambridge.

CEM produces a familiarisation booklet to inform parents and pupils about its 11 Plus selective assessment test. The booklet includes examples that show the range of skills needed to complete the assessment and the way questions are answered. This familiarisation booklet is not definitive and the type of questions included in the booklet does not guarantee they will be in the final assessment:
Familiarisation Booklet for 2021 Entry (PDF 1.37MB)


Further Information

2021 Information guidance for 11 plus parents (PDF 1.65 MB)


Register for the 11 Plus

2021 Grammar School Registration


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