School entry tests in Chigwell, Loughton and Woodford

August 27th 2018
By: Melanie Hollidge

Bancroft, Chigwell and Forest schools have entry tests in the autumn with the results in January. There are lots of good schools in the Chigwell, Loughton and Woodford areas. Lots of families move to Chigwell, Loughton or Woodford in part for the quality of schooling.

A usual entry point for pupils to join Chigwell School or any other good school are 4+, 7+,11+ or 16+. Chigwell asks that parents of 4+ candidates registering for entry in September 2019 submit their registration form by 12 noon on Thursday 11th October 2018.  Applications received after this date will be not considered.  

Candidates for 7+ entry to Chigwell in September 2019 are advised to register by the end of October 2018.  Details of the entrance exam will be sent out at this time, together with interview and classroom experience dates.  7+ interviews take place in the weeks beginning Monday 15th October and Monday 19th November.  7+ Classroom experience dates are Saturday 17th November and Saturday 1st December.

Candidates for the 11+ entry in September 2019 are advised to register by the end of October 2018.  Interviews take place in the weeks beginning 8th October and 12th November.

Preparing your kids for the 11+ is vital and local to Chigwell Brainbox offer a structured but personalised approach to preparing students for the 11+ exams. Students are in small groups (no larger than 4) which enables tutors to target help to children but unlike 1:1 tuition, it also allows children to compete with and learn from other high achieving children.

Their sessions focus on English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning. After an initial diagnostic test, each student's key area for development is prioritised, whether it is comprehension, verbal reasoning, vocabulary, grammar or creative writing. This is reinforced with regular homework and assessment. Brainbox also offers one-to-one sessions, if you are planning to get your kids into one of Chigwell, Loughton or Woodford’s great schools you may want to contact them.