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Redbridge Grammar Schools 11 plus: a parents’ guide for 2022

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London Borough of Redbridge Grammar Schools 11 plus: A Parents' Guide for 2022

Looking for information on the 11 plus for grammar schools in the London Borough of Redbridge? Atom's Education Experts have created an up-to-date guide to help you navigate through the 2022-23 test process, what to expect, and how best to prepare.

Redbridge Grammar Schools 11 plus at a glance

  • Registration opens: May 2022

  • Registration closes: End of June 2022

  • Exam board: CEM

  • Test dates: Saturday 17th September 2022

  • Results: October 2022

  • National School Allocation Day: 1st March 2023 (or next working day)

  • Appeals: contact the schools directly

  • Admissions information: individual school websites or the Secondary school admissions in Redbridge guide

Which schools use the Redbridge Grammar Schools 11 plus test?

It is advised you familiarise yourself with your target school's priority criteria. Living in the catchment area is an important factor for admissions for both Ilford County and Woodford County High School. In fact, no children who live outside the catchment areas have been admitted in the past five years.

What is the Redbridge Grammar Schools 11 plus test?

Taken on Saturday 17th September 2022, the 11 plus test is an exam which assesses children’s academic potential and suitability for grammar schools. Your child must pass the 11 plus to get into selective grammar schools, although passing the test does not guarantee admission to a school. The 11 plus entrance exam in Redbridge will be taken at the destination grammar school.

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How do I register my child for the test?

The schools participate in the Pan-London Coordinated Admissions Scheme and the coordinated admissions process run by the London Borough of Redbridge. You must complete an online application form available on the Redbridge Borough website.

You have until the end of June 2022 to register your child to sit the 11 plus test for Redbridge grammar schools.

What is covered in the Redbridge Grammar Schools 11 plus test?

The Redbridge 11 plus test is set by the CEM exam board. Split into two papers, it assesses your child on: maths, non-verbal reasoning, reading comprehension and verbal reasoning.

Each paper takes approximately 30 minutes. Most of the questions are multiple choice, except for a small number of questions in the numerical reasoning section.

For more information about what is covered on the 11 plus and how to prepare, check out Atom's complete guide to the 11 plus here.

What is the pass mark for the Redbridge Grammar Schools 11 plus?

Your child’s raw scores are converted to a standardised score to allow for the age differences of children across the year group. The pass mark for both the London Borough of Redbridge Grammar schools is 104. In 2021, around 400 applicants for each school achieved the pass mark.

How competitive is the Redbridge Grammar Schools 11 plus test?

Each year, around 1,100 students apply for 180 places per school, so competition is high. Although the pass mark is lower than grammar schools in other boroughs, the top 180 scorers are offered a place. The scores of the top 180 ranking applicants are around 111–133.

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How can I help my child prepare for the Redbridge Grammar Schools 11 plus?

Take a look at these free preparation resources. We've put these together to ensure your child has everything they need to excel in the 11 plus:

Here are some more of our top tips on how to help your child prepare for the 2022 exam:

Friendly familiarisation: verbal and non-verbal reasoning questions can be confusing to children who are not used to these question types. It is advisable that your child is confident with all known question formats, so they can tackle them with ease on exam day.

With Atom Nucleus, your child will gain access to unlimited practice papers in the format and style of the Redbridge 11 plus exams.

London Redbridge Grammar Schools 11 plus exams

Read widely: expanding your child’s vocabulary across traditional and contemporary texts will support their understanding of complex words and those not heard in everyday conversation. This will stand them in good stead for the reading comprehension section of the test.

Free resources for engaging your child with reading.

Focus on their needs: tailoring exam practice to your child’s needs is the best way to stay on track. Atom’s adaptive algorithm personalises your child’s learning journey to master everything they need to achieve entry into their target school. Data-driven insights give you a window into your child’s progress and where to focus next.

A detailed breakdown of progress by subtopic, compared to the average student in their year:

See a detailed breakdown of progress on Atom's Parent Portal

Set Custom Practices to target your child's most challenging subtopics, with functions to personalise timings and question types:

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