Assessment and Entrance Test

A love of learning is one of the main requirements of all our students. As a selective, independent school we want to ensure that all children are able to make the most of all the opportunities that our school can offer. This includes ensuring that all children are able to make the most of the curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities available.

As part of the application process:

  • Children applying for our Junior School will be asked to join us for an assessment
  • Children applying for our Senior School will be asked to sit an Entrance Test
  • Students applying for our Sixth Form must meet our minimum entry requirements and have an interview with our Head of Sixth Form

Children are welcome to join us for assessment and entrance test dates throughout the year (at a time and date to suit you). However, to ensure we can guarantee your child a place for the forthcoming school year we would recommend that you contact us as soon as possible to register your child for an assessment/entrance test.

Junior School Assessment

Children are welcome to join us for Assessment dates throughout the year (at a time and date to suit you). However, to ensure we can guarantee your child a place in our Junior School for the forthcoming school year we would recommend that you contact us as soon as possible to register your child.

For children joining us in September 2017, assessments dates are:

  • Year 3 entry: Tuesday 7th February 2017
  • Year 3 entry: Wednesday 8th February 2017
  • Year 4 entry: Thursday 9th February 2017
  • Year 5 entry: Tuesday 14th February 2017
  • Year 6 entry: Wednesday 15th February 2017

Please contact the Admissions Registrar, email: jam@wgs-sch.net if you would like to register your child.

Senior School Entrance Test

Our process of selection and admissions for our Senior School is designed to confirm that applicants have the potential to cope with a curricular that is designed to stretch academic potential. The whole process aims to put children at their ease and to assess both what they can do and what they might do given the academic and extra-curricular opportunities that Wolverhampton Grammar School can offer them.

The school strives to set and maintain a constant academic standard of entry (via an entrance test). There is no quota system, nor any minimum or maximum number of places to be offered, though late applicants may not be able to be considered if the available places are already full. We always ask your current school for a most recent school report.

Entry at Year 7 and above is via the entrance test. The entrance test includes short papers in:

  • English,
  • Mathematics and
  • Verbal Reasoning.

You can download a selection of sample test questions together with relevant answers if required.

Students are welcome to join us for an entrance test throughout the year (at a time and date to suit you). However, to ensure we can guarantee your child a place in our Senior School for the forthcoming school year or to consider your application for a Scholarship or financial assistance (Bursary) we would recommend that you contact us as soon as possible and/or register your child to sit our main entrance test date in January.

Students who are successful in the entrance test will be offered a place. If your child has been awarded a Scholarship or bursary support you will be notified at the same time.

Sixth Form Entry Requirements

To secure a place in our Sixth Form a student should expect to meet the following minimum entry requirements:

  • A minimum of 6 Bs at GCSE, with at least grade C or 5 in Maths and English Language. Candidates must achieve B (or 6) or better in any subject (or supporting subject) they wish to study at A Level.

Return the Sixth Form Registration form, indicating predicted grades (or actual grades if known) to our Admissions Registrar. Registration Forms can also be sent direct to your home address. You should also include a letter to support your application, outlining:

  • Why you want to study at Wolverhampton Grammar School Sixth Form.
  • Which subjects you wish to choose and why.
  • What extra-curricular interests you have.
  • What you might hope to do in the future.
  • You should also include your last two School reports.

All candidates will also be interviewed by a member of the Sixth Form tutor team and we will request a reference from your current school.

Register Now

To register your child for an assessment or entrance test please download the relevant registration form:

Alternatively, contact the Admissions Registrar by post, telephone or email:
address: Wolverhampton Grammar School, Compton Road, Wolverhampton WV3 9RB
telephone: 01902 422939 or email: jam@wgs-sch.net

A registration fee of £25 is required with each application when you return your Registration Form (please note this is non-refundable). Please send the registration fee with your form and letter as we are unable to register your application until the registration fee is received.

We occasionally have spaces available in the current school year. Please contact the Admissions Registrar for more information on 01902 422939 or jam@wgs-sch.net

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