Secondary Schools

Our Year 6 children have joined the following schools:

School 2021 2022 2023
St John Payne Catholic School 18 9 13

Grammar Schools, including:

11 6 4
Hylands School 9 27 33
The Boswells School 7 1 0
The Beaulieu Park School 5 2 5
Chelmer Valley High School 4 5 1
Great Baddow High School 3 2 3
Others (e.g. Anglo European, Moulsham High)   3 1

Local Grammar Schools and entrance exams

One of our school’s core values is ASPIRATION and we want all our pupils to have the best opportunities in life.  At Lawford Mead we ensure that children who are working above age related expectations are given opportunities to work at greater depth across the curriculum. We have a Gifted, Talented and More Able Register which we regularly update.  We work in partnership with local schools to provide a range of events and activities for these children throughout the year.

For children whose parents are considering grammar school, we run a weekly ‘11+ club’ before school.  The club is recommended for Year 5 children who have been working above their age related expectations in reading, writing and maths consistently from the end of Key Stage 1.  However, all Year 5 parents are contacted about the club before it starts each year so they can consider it.

Our two local grammar schools are:

King Edward VI Grammar School (KEGS)

KEGS use the traditional 11+ Exam to select boys for admission.  Parents will need to register their son with the Consortium of Selective Schools in Essex (CSSE) who are the organisation that manage the 11+ process in Essex.   The form, which can be completed online, is called the Supplementary Information Form (SIF).  Registration is via the Consortium of Selective Schools in Essex (CSSE). Find out more on their website.

Chelmsford County High School for Girls (CCHS)

CCHS is a grammar school with academy status and uses its own admission test.  Registration is via the CCHS website.

If you have any further questions regarding grammar schools and their entrance exams, please contact the school office and ask to speak to Mrs Wilson or Mr Poyton.