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.

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:

address: Wolverhampton Grammar School, Compton Road, Wolverhampton WV3 9RB

telephone: 01902 422939

email: jam@wgs-sch.net

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.

The entrance test and offering a place

The next main Year 7 entrance test date for September 2018 admissions is Saturday 13th January 2018. Please contact the Admissions Registrar, Jane Morris as soon as possible if you would like to register your child.

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:

address: Wolverhampton Grammar School, Compton Road, Wolverhampton WV3 9RB

telephone: 01902 422939

email: 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:

  • Contact our Admissions Registrar jam@wgs-sch.net to arrange a personal visit, tour or taster day 
  • Open Day Saturday 7th October 2017, 11am – 3pm
  • Sixth Form Open Evening: Tuesday 21st November 2017, 6.30pm – 8pm
  • Open Evening (Junior, Senior and Sixth Form): Thursday 21st June 2018, 6-8pm

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