11 Plus

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Latest service information

  • The Redbridge 11+ selection test took place on Saturday, 21 November 2020; the 11+ late selection test took place on Saturday 5 December 2020.

  • Results of the Redbridge 11+ selection test were sent at 17:56 to all parents on 8 December 2020.

  • If you need to change your preferences on your submitted, on time application form, you are able to do so, as long as you contact us, detailing your child’s name, date of birth, application reference number, the full list of preferences 1 to 6 and the changes you wish to make, by 5pm on 10 December 2020, then your application will still be treated as being on time. Details should be emailed to admissions@redbridge.gov.uk

  • You will be notified by email from the Admissions team as soon as your changes have been made to your application form. Please do not call or email the Admissions team on 10 December 2020, to check that we have received your email as we will not be able to respond. You will have received an automated acknowledgement of your email by return if your email has been received. Check your Junk inbox if you have not received an email by 14 December 2020. If you have not received a notification email by this date, please email the Admissions team at: admissions@redbridge.gov.uk, providing copies of your initial email and your automated acknowledgement response.

  • Our first priority has always been to safeguard all of the children sitting the 11+ test, as well as their families and the wider community.  COVID-19 secure arrangements were strictly adhered to, to ensure a safe testing environment. Our aim remains to enable every child to meet their educational potential and we did 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.

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 2021.

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 

11 Plus registration for Ilford County High School for Boys and Woodford County High School for Girls starting in September 2022, will open on Friday 30 April 2021 and close at 5pm on Wednesday 23 June 2021.  No late registrations will be accepted. 

Please be advised: : This year the two Redbridge Grammar schools will no longer be participating in the test normally shared with the following schools:

  • Gloucestershire Grammars (7 schools)
  • Slough Consortium (4 schools)
  • Reading School (leaving this year)
  • Kendrick School
  • Chelmsford County High School
  • Heckmondwike Grammar School
  • Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School
  • Queen Elizabeth Grammar School Penrith
  • Trafford CEM Consortium (currently 4 schools going to 5 this year)

As candidates registered to sit the test for Redbridge grammar schools will sit a different test from those schools listed above, the test scores will not be comparable so results will not be shared with these schools.

This means that, if you are applying for entry to both Redbridge Grammar schools and any other schools, your child will have to sit the entrance test relevant to the schools you are registering for entry to.

We will not agree to any requests to sit the Redbridge late test due to the candidate sitting the test at any of the above schools on the same day. 

Where the tests are taken

Your child is required to sit the test at one of the Redbridge grammar schools. 

Date of the 11 plus selection test

The entrance test is confirmed to take place on Saturday 18 September 2021. 

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 supplier of the entrance test for Redbridge Grammar School is CEM (Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring) which 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)

Please be advised the information in this booklet is standard and will apply to all schools using CEM supplied Entrance tests.

Further Information

We strongly advise parents who live outside of the common catchment area for the Redbridge Grammar Schools NOT register their child to sit our test.  
No candidate, whatever the score they attain, who lives outside of the common catchment area has been offered a place at either of the Redbridge Grammar Schools. 
By registering your child for the Redbridge Grammar School test we will be unable to accommodate any non attendance on the test date due to your child's participation in other entrance tests held on the same day. 

Check if you live within the common catchment area by following this link https://my.redbridge.gov.uk/map, then by clicking on the education tab and then clicking on the 11+ common catchment area tab.    

Register for the 11 Plus

The link will be available from 30 April 2021. 

2021 Grammar School Registration


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