11 plus

Southend-on-Sea 11 plus

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: 30/01/2019