In-Year Admissions Process

To be completed for children currently in years seven and above.

A ‘casual’ or ‘in year’ admission is when a student is admitted to the school, outside of the normal secondary transfer period (when a student enters the school from Year 6 into Year 7).

For a child to be considered for a place at Townley Grammar School, they must have been deemed selective in the Bexley Selection Tests. Procedures for making a secondary transfer have recently changed and all parents of students wishing to apply for a place at Townley Grammar School, whether they live in Bexley or in a neighbouring local authority, must complete a ‘Bexley In Year Application Form

A link to an example In Year test has also been provided below.

Link to example In Year test (Please note this link will not work on iPads or iPhones)

We are currently full and have waiting lists for each year group.  If your child has previously been deemed selective and a place is not currently available, you can ask for them to be placed on the waiting list for their year group. If a place becomes available, we will contact the person at the top of the list to offer them a place.  Please note, you will still need to complete an application form through the Borough of Bexley's website for your child to be added to the waiting list.

Dates of upcoming tests - 

Test date (Week commencing): 16th October 2023
Deadline for applications: 28th September 2023
School test site: Beths Grammar School

Test date Tuesday 23rd January 2024
Deadline for applications: Monday 8th January 2024
School test site: Townley Grammar School

Test date Tuesday 16 - Thursday 18th April
Deadline for applications: Friday 22nd March 2024
School test site: Bexley Grammar School

Test date Monday 8th July 2024
Deadline for applications: Friday 24th May 2024
School test site: Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School

If you have any questions, please contact:
Mrs G Bradshaw Smith,
Admissions, Townley Grammar School, Townley Road, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7AB


If you have a child currently in year 7 and they sat the 11 plus in year 6, they are not eligible to sit the 'In Year' test until the end of the Summer term in year 7.