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Secondary School Applications

Current Year 5 children. 

Current Year 6 children
Secondary School Admissions for September 2022 entry


Please see newly published documents / letters below. 


To apply online and to access the Secondary Education in Essex booklet visit this site (due to be updated during the Summer)
Helpful video guide to applying for Secondary School Click here


There are 3 main Secondary Schools in Braintree:
– Notley High School and Braintree Sixth Form. Click here
– Tabor Academy. Click here
– Alec Hunter Academy. Click here


Other schools in the area include:
– Chelmer Valley High School. Click here.
– The Helena Romanes School. Click here.
– St John Payne Catholic School. Click here.
– Anglo European School, Ingatestone. Click here.



Selective or Grammar Schools
(children intending to take the 11+)

The CSSE website has been updated for this year Click here.  For the Information Guide which includes the application form, important dates, FAQs, Admission numbers, Open Days/Evenings and order forms for practice packs Click here.


Essex has a small number of Selective or Grammar schools. Selective schools have admission criteria which state highest rank in the selection tests as their first admission criteria. The nearest ones being:

  • King Edward VI Grammar School (Boys) Click here
  • Colchester County High School for Girls Click here
  • Colchester Royal Grammar School (Boys) Click here
  • *Chelmsford County High for Girls (Girls) * Click here

The process to register for the 11+ test for the above schools is open now and closes on 1st July 2021. 


* Chelmsford County High School for Girls – are not part of the same process, they have withdrawn from the consortium and now have their own admission exam, called the CEM 11+ Entrance Test.  Their entrance test takes place on Saturday 11th September.  To visit their admissions page click here.

White Court School's guide to Secondary Schools

White Court School's guide to the 11+

Information Guide for Selective Schools from the CSSE

Information Guide for Chelmsford County High School for girls