Assessment & Entrance Tests

Assessment & Entrance Tests

Founded in 1512, Wolverhampton Grammar School is an award-winning independent day school, for boys and girls ages 4 to 18.

Our friendly Admissions Team are always available to help you with your application. Whether an in-year transfer or registering for our annual Entrance Test and Assessments, they will guide you through the process.

We hold an Entrance Test for entry to Year 7 in January each year, for entry in the following September. For entry in September 2024, please register with us by 1st December. At the time of registering you can specify an interest in applying for one of our scholarships or a bursary. We will contact you with further information.

For students in Year 5, our Discovery Day in the Spring is an ideal way to get a taste of senior school life, ahead of sitting the Entrance Test the following year. Our next Discovery Day is on Saturday 27th April.

Sixth Form entry is assessed by interview and students are welcome to attend a taster day. Scholarships and Bursaries are available and the registration deadline is Friday 9th February for entry next September. An average GCSE score of 5.5 across a minimum of 7 subjects is required for entry to our Sixth Form along with a satisfactory school report. Further details can be found below in the key information section.

Junior School assessments for September will take place in the Spring Term.

For all other year groups individual assessment and taster days can be arranged through our Admissions Team.

Key Information

Junior School entry

We are currently fully subscribed in our year groups from Reception to Year 2. Please contact our Admissions team if you would like to find out about joining our waiting lists.

There are limited places remaining in Years 3 to 6. We would be delighted to arrange an assessment for your child.

Children seeking places in Years 3 to 6 are required to sit a digital assessment in English and Mathematics, accompanied by a short creative writing task.

Senior school entry

Entry to Year 7

Most students join us at Year 7 at the start of the Senior School. We offer several means tested bursaries and scholarships.

The entrance test for Year 7 comprise of online English, Mathematics and Verbal Reasoning. There will also be a Creative Writing task and a team-building exercise. Following the test there will be scholarship auditions and bursary interviews. A reference will be requested from your current school.

If you are still looking for a place in Year 7 for this academic year, please contact our Admissions Office to arrange an assessment for your child. Email: The Entrance Test for entry in September 2024 will take place on Thursday 18th January and Friday 19th January 2024. Sample questions and further information can be found in our Entrance Test Guidance for Parents.

Key Admission Dates

Deadline for Year 7 2024 entry is Friday 1st December 2023.

Entry to Years 8-10

Students are welcome to join us at other entry points dependent on availability. Please contact our Admissions team to find out about places. They will arrange an assessment and an optional taster day for you. A reference will be requested from your current school.

Sixth Form Entry

As well as students progressing up through the Senior School, we welcome many new students into our Sixth Form each September. There are many reasons for joining us at this stage including our ability to offer you maximum flexibility when choosing your A Level options, small classes of 15 maximum, preparation for university and careers advice, plus an abundance of extra-curricular opportunities.

Key Admissions Dates

  • Deadline for applications Friday 12th January 2024.

Entry Requirements

  • An average GCSE score of 5.5 across a minimum of 7 subjects
  • A minimum of 6 in the subjects (or associated subjects) chosen to be studied at Sixth Form
  • A minimum of a 7 in Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Maths if chosen to be studied at Sixth Form (except Further Maths which requires an 8 in Maths)
  • A minimum of a 4 in Maths and English Language where these subjects have not been chosen for study at Sixth Form
  • Students who wish to consider undertaking 4 subjects must have an average GCSE score of at least 8

Sixth Form Interviews

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

We offer several Sixth Form Scholarships and Means tested bursaries.

Proud to be one of the oldest schools in the country but forward-looking in our approach.