What is the 11 Plus exam format in Essex?

Chelmsford County High School for Girls          Southend High School for Boys

Colchester County High School for Girls            Southend High School for Girls

Colchester Royal Grammar School                      Westcliff High School for Boys

King Edward VI Grammar School                         Westcliff High School for Girls

Chelmsford County High School for Girls uses the CEM exam.

All other schools in Essex use the exam set by CSSE ( the consortium of selective schools in Essex).

For a list of all grammar schools in the UK go to our Grammar Schools List

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