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Grammar school places

If you are interested in a year 7 place for September 2023 at one of the selective schools in the Consortium of Selective Schools in Essex (CSSE), you need to register your child to sit the 11+ test by the given deadline.

Visit the CSSE website for more about the 11+ examination.

If you are interested in a year 7 place for September 2023 at Chelmsford County High School (CHHS) for Girls, you need to register your child to sit the entrance test by the given deadline.

Visit the CHHS website for more about the entrance test for September 2023.

Essex grammar school places

Entry to Essex grammar schools is based on the results of the entrance test. If your child took the test and was assessed as suitable, the Essex grammar school will consider your application.

See admissions for guidance on applying for school places.

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