Chigwell School

Overview of Chigwell School and 11 Plus information

Children sit the 11 Plus entry to Chigwell junior school and then when they are 13 they naturally move into Chigwell senior school

Address: Chigwell School, Chigwell, Essex, IG7 6QF



Boys – Yes

Girls – Yes

School Size – c. 710 – 740

Chigwell School Scholarships and bursaries available – Yes

Chigwell School 11 Plus Exam – English, mathematics and verbal reasoning


Chigwell School – Overview

Chigwell School is situated to the north of Chigwell village, Essex, twelve miles from central London and is set in its own grounds of over 70 acres. The junior and senior school share the same site and facilities, and have the same Christian ethos and educational philosophy. The school is administered by a board of governors. The school aims to provide a rounded education of high quality which enables pupils to develop their talents and interests and to achieve their individual and collective potential. It seeks to foster in pupils a love of learning and to develop an awareness of the spiritual dimension of life and an inclusive approach to others.

The junior school caters for 323 pupils, aged seven to thirteen. It has been co-educational since 1997; currently, boys slightly outnumber girls. The school is academically selective. Pupils are drawn from the surrounding areas of Essex and North London and from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures. The main points of entry are at the ages of seven and eleven. Almost all pupils continue their education at the adjoining senior school.

Nationally standardised tests indicate that the ability profile of the school is above the national average.

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