How to Apply

We appreciate that applying for a place at an independent school for the first time can feel a little daunting. The information available here should provide you with everything that you need to know and please be assured that you are welcome to contact our Admissions Registrar at any time to talk through the process step by step.

We accept applications (using the relevant Registration Forms below) to the Junior, Senior School and Sixth Form throughout the year. However, if you are applying for September 2017 entry, you must contact us as soon as possible so that we can guide you through our admissions process.

We are a selective, independent school and to ensure our school is the right fit for your child we ask all applicants (for Years 3 – 11) to sit an assessment/entrance test relevant to their year of entry. Applicants to the Sixth Form are also invited to meet with the Head of Sixth Form.

As the leading independent school in the area, demand for our school is high so we would recommend that you contact us as soon as possible to ensure you receive regular updates from us about open days and key application and assessment/entrance test dates.

You can contact the Admissions Registrar, Jane Morris by post, telephone or email. Alternatively, our school is open throughout the year (except public holidays) for a personal visit:

Wolverhampton Grammar School, Compton Road, Wolverhampton WV3 9RB
Telephone: 01902 422939
Email the Admissions Registrar: jam@wgs-sch.net

How to register for a place

The majority of children join our Junior School at 7 years old for Year 3 although there may be occasional places available in Year 4, Year 5 or our Big 6 (Year 6).

To register for a place at Wolverhampton Grammar Junior School you should complete our Registration Form and return it to our Admissions Registrar. Registration Forms can also be sent to your home address by contacting Jane Morris, Admissions Registrar on 01902 422939 or by 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 as we are unable to register your application until the registration fee is received.

We will then invite your child to come in for an assessment with our Junior School.

The assessment and offering a place

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 to sit an assessment.

For children joining us in September 2018, assessments will be held on the following dates:

  • Year 3 entry: Tuesday 6th February 2018
  • Year 3 entry: Wednesday 7th February 2018
  • Year 4 entry: Thursday 8th February 2018
  • Year 5 entry: Tuesday 13th February 2018
  • Year 6 entry: Wednesday 14th February 2018

Please contact the Admissions Registrar if you would like to register your child.

Our assessment is designed to ensure that your child will be able to access the Junior School curriculum, to provide information for parents on strengths and weaknesses of their child and to provide a clear starting point for teachers at the start of the year. The information we gain from the assessments form the basis of our decision whether to offer a place. We also take into account the child’s most recent school report.

English and Maths are assessed over the course of a morning (children in Year 5 seeking a place in our Year 6 will also take a further assessment in verbal reasoning) and then your child will be able to interact as a group with other current and prospective pupils. Your child is able to begin to form friendships right from the start of their journey with us. The tests provide a wealth of information highlighting strengths and weaknesses and also help indicate where additional support may be required. Whilst many of our children are very strong across a range of subjects, we are able to offer a place for children of average ability. We appreciate that some children may not feel as confident in a particular subject and a child may well be offered a place should we feel that they have the potential and desire to improve. A number of our children receive support in key areas of the curriculum and we have an effective support system in place.

Once the tests are conducted, the Head will contact parents to discuss results, and in all but a few exceptions, to offer a place (which will also be confirmed in writing).

Should your child’s scores be borderline for entry, we may request that the child joins us for an additional day to see how he/she copes in the classroom. Children in Year 2 seeking a place in Year 3 are able to join our Year 3 class for the day. Our experienced teachers are able to provide useful information to, hopefully, allow us to confirm a place.

Assessments can also be arranged at other times in the school year. If you wish to take this opportunity, please contact Jane Morris, Admissions Registrar.

In order to register your child for the assessment please use the downloadable registration form or contact the Admissions Registrar by post, telephone or email:

Wolverhampton Grammar School, Compton Road, Wolverhampton WV3 9RB
Telephone: 01902 422939
Email the Admissions Registrar: jam@wgs-sch.net

Download our Registration Form to register for our assessment and please return to the Admissions Registrar, Wolverhampton Grammar School, Compton Road, Wolverhampton WV3 9RB as soon as possible.

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

Come and visit us

The best way to really appreciate what Wolverhampton Grammar Junior School has to offer is to come and see for yourself:

  • Contact our Admissions Registrar jam@wgs-sch.net to arrange a personal visit, tour or taster day
  • Junior School Open Day: Saturday 27th January 2018, 10am – 1.30pm
  • Junior School Open Evening: Wednesday 25th April 2018, 4pm – 7pm
  • Open Evening (Junior, Senior and Sixth Form): Thursday 21st June 2018, 6-8pm
How to register for a place

The majority of children join our Senior School at 11 years old for Year 7. However, students who move to the area or are dissatisfied with their current state or independent school do occasionally join us in Year 8, 9 and 10. We would always recommend that you talk to our Admissions Registrar to learn more about our school and the places that may be available for all years.

To register for a place at Wolverhampton Grammar Senior School you should complete our Registration Form and return it to our Admissions Registrar. Registration Forms can also be sent to your home address by contacting Jane Morris, Admissions Registrar on 01902 422939 or by 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 as we are unable to register your application until the registration fee is received.

We will then invite your child to sit our Entrance Test, which, for September 2018 entry is on Saturday 13th January 2018.

Students are always 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. If you have missed this deadline, please contact our Admissions Registrar, Mrs Jane Morris as soon as possible.

The entrance test and offering a place

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.

In order to register your child for an entrance test please use the downloadable Registration Form or contact the Admissions Registrar by post, telephone or email:

Wolverhampton Grammar School, Compton Road, Wolverhampton WV3 9RB
Telephone: 01902 422939
Email the Admissions Registrar: jam@wgs-sch.net

Download our Registration Form here to register for our school and relevant entrance test and please return to the Admissions Registrar, Wolverhampton Grammar School, Compton Road, Wolverhampton WV3 9RB as soon as possible.

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

Come and visit us

The best way to really appreciate what Wolverhampton Grammar School has to offer is to come and see for yourself:

How to register for a place

The twenty months or so which make up the Sixth Form are for some, the most challenging of all the years in secondary education. Parents and students alike appreciate the importance of the right learning and support environment as well as the right academic experience and expertise of teachers.

That’s why many students take the opportunity to join Wolverhampton Grammar School for those crucial Sixth Form years.

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

  • An average GCSE score of 5.5 (for letter grades where A*=8, A=7, B=6 etc)
  • A minimum of 6 (or B) in the subjects (or associated subjects) chosen to be studied at Sixth Form (except Further Maths which requires A*/8 in Maths)
  • A minimum of a 4 (or C) in Maths and English Language where these subjects have not been chosen for study at Sixth Form

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.

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 as we are unable to register your application until the registration fee is received.

Offering a place

Our process of selection and admissions for our Sixth Form is ensure that students will make the most of the opportunities available at Wolverhampton Grammar School.

Our students go on to achieve great things. The school strives to set and maintain a constant academic standard of entry and so it is important that you are realistic about your predicted grades before applying.

Your interview with our Sixth Form tutor team will also be an opportunity for you to demonstrate your commitment to learning and making the most of what school life has to offer.

Students who meet our entry requirements and the standards expected by our interview process will be offered a place. If you are awarded a Scholarship you will be notified at the same time.

In order to register for our Sixth Form use the downloadable registration form or contact the Admissions Registrar by post, telephone or email:

Wolverhampton Grammar School, Compton Road, Wolverhampton WV3 9RB
Telephone: 01902 422939
Email the Admissions Registrar: jam@wgs-sch.net

Download our Registration Form to register for our school and relevant entrance test and please return to the Admissions Registrar, Wolverhampton Grammar School, Compton Road, Wolverhampton WV3 9RB as soon as possible.

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

Come and visit us

The best way to really appreciate what Wolverhampton Grammar School has to offer is to come and see for yourself:

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