According to Bexley council:
2154 children attending Bexley schools sat the tests, and 2843 from out borough schools. 469 children from Bexley schools (including independent) were deemed selective, and 1024 from out borough schools.
Any views on this?
So c.21% in- and c.36% out of borough.
As the stats are quoted based on schools rather than residence, do many Bexley children near the borough boundaries attend out of borough schools?
Is Bexley opt-in or opt-out? What proportion of Bexley primary school children does the 2154 represent?
How are places in Bexley grammar schools allocated? Would OOC parents only put their DC in for the test if they thought that they would stand a good chance of getting a high score, whereas Bexley Borough parents let their DC have a go anyway, because the schools are local and they might as well?
What percentage of in-borough DC did the pre-CEM test select?
Just a few thoughts...