Bexley Grammar School – About

Bexley Grammar School (BGS) is a co-ed grammar school located in the London borough of Bexley, catering for just over 1400 students. The school aims to create the perfect environment for students to work to the best of their abilities, and develop into well-rounded and responsible young adults. BGS achieves this through a balance between an academically achieving school with a challenging curriculum and a wide-ranging offer of extra-curricular experiences. The school also prides itself on educating pupils on the importance of diversity and eradicating prejudice and discrimination, creating a collective harmony within the school community.

Bexley Grammar School
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Bexley Grammar School – Essential Information

Address: Danson Lane, Welling, Kent, DA16 2BL

Phone number: 0208 304 8538

Students admitted at 11+: 190

Admissions email:

Link to website:


BGS was founded in 1955 by Sir Edward Heath, who was the local Member of Parliament. Following years of progressive attainments and improvements, the school became a specialist Language College in September 2002, giving them the ability to specialise and become recognised for its Languages departments. Following this, the school also became a specialist college in Science and Mathematics in 2008, allowing BGS to receive specific funding for their Science and Mathematics faculties.


GCSEs in 2022

Percentage of grades
Grades 7-9 74.9%
Grades 5-9 98.4%

IB Results in 2022

Percentage of Grades
Grades 7-6 48%
Grades 7-5 83%

Bexley Grammar School – Entrance Exams

BGS use the GL exam board for their 11+ entrance exam.

GL Assessment
Format MCQ
Layout Section by section
Separate Answer Sheet Yes for MCQ
Creative writing No
Timing Approximately 50 mins per paper

Exam Information

The Bexley test covers verbal ability, English comprehension, non-verbal and numerical reasoning. There are two tests, with a mixture of questions in each of them. The mathematical questions are created to the same level as the Year 5 curriculum. The raw scores of the test are then converted to an age-standardised score, with the mean score being 200.

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