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Best areas in London for grammar schools

London Grammar Schools are located in the following London Boroughs:

  • Barnet
  • Bexley
  • Bromley
  • Enfield
  • Kingston
  • Redbridge
  • Sutton

The best areas in London for Grammar Schools are:

  1. Sutton / Wallington (in the Borough of Sutton) – 5 grammar schools located in that area
  2. Bexley / Sidcup (in the Borough of Bromley) – for the consortium enabling children to take the same test for 4 grammar schools at the same time*
  3. Orpington (in the Borough of Bromley) – 2 grammar schools located in that area

Beware, living close to a Grammar School is in no way a guarantee of getting a place – catchment areas do not apply for grammar schools, as the main entry criteria will be academic, and competitive, meaning it depends on how well other children fare at the same exam. However if you child has a good chance of passing the academic test, and of getting offered a place, then you will want to make sure you don’t live too far from the school so your child doesn’t travel for too long.

*The Bexley Grammar School Consortium unites four schools: Bexley Grammar School, Beths Grammar School, Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar School and Townley Grammar School.