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11 plus

Southend-on-Sea 11 plus

Parking arrangements for 11 plus day: Saturday 22 September 2018

With an expected influx of pupils ready to sit this year’s 11 Plus exam,  Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is supporting residents and schools to minimise disruption to those living locally, and to avoid bloackages and maintain the flow of traffic through the area. Please note the road closures and changes below, and on this map.

The council has agreed to close the following roads in Westcliff, to non-residents:

  • Suffolk Avenue
  • Surrey Avenue
  • Kent Avenue
  • Norfolk Avenue
  • Middlesex Avenue

To view the Temporary Traffic Regulation Order in full please visit our downloads page.

Please park at the schools where available, or on nearby roads, being considerate to residents.

Public transport available:

The 11 plus examination is run by the Consortium of Selective Schools in Essex (CSSE) and assesses whether grammar school is a suitable option for your child. If your child is achieving above the national expectations in their classwork then you should consider if a local grammar school is a suitable option for them. Southend has four grammar schools, Southend High School for Girls, Southend High School for Boys, Westcliff High School for Girls and Westcliff High School for Boys.

Please note in registering for the 11 plus, you are registering to take the examination. An application to the grammar school of your choice will also be required.

A wealth of information is available on the Southend 11 plus website, including:

  • Key dates and a timeline
  • Summer holiday help and sessions
  • Dates for visits to Southend’s grammar schools
  • Examination structure
  • Practice questions and practice papers – English and Maths
  • Pupil support
  • Parental advice
  • Grammar school myth busters – uniform costs, homework, transport, friends and more

Registration for the 11 plus, for pupils entering Year 7 in 2020 will open in June 2019.

Page last updated: 18/09/2018