Admissions for the start of Year 7
Applications for places to start in Year 7 must be made through your Local Education Authority using the Secondary Common Application Form (SCAF). Your daughter’s primary school will have copies of your LEA Admission to Secondary School booklet which provides information on the admission process for transfer from Year 6 to Year 7. Applications can be made on line through your LEA website or using the SCAF.
Admissions to Year 7 for Wilmington Grammar School for Girls are co-ordinated by Kent County Council (KCC). Information regarding admission to Kent schools is found here.
Entry to Wilmington Grammar School for Girls is via the Kent Procedure for Entrance to Secondary Schools Age 11 Assessment Tests (PESE).
Parents must register for their daughter to take the PESE test with KCC. Registration is usually open during June each year. Please check the KCC website to confirm the exact closing date. Late registrations are not accepted unless you are moving into the area.
Only those students who are assessed as suitable for a grammar school education will be offered a place. Places are offered in accordance with the Admissions Policy as published by the Governing Body.
Waiting List for entry into Year 7 September 2018
Kent County Council (KCC) will post Waiting List forms to all those Out of County that placed WGSG on their Common Application Form in October 2017 but was unsuccessful in gaining a place at the school in March 2018, following the National Offer Day.
To apply for the waiting list, complete the waiting list form and return it to KCC before the 16th March 2018. Parents' may apply for their daughter to go on the waiting list via your own Local Authority. The Waiting List will be returned to the school to maintain after the Reallocation day on April 26th.
PLEASE NOTE: The School will not know where your daughter is on the Waiting List until 26th April 2018.
Appeals for entry to Year 7 in September 2018
Appeals for entry to Year 7 in September 2018 must be lodged by 29th March 2018 and will be heard by 15 June 2018. Appeals should be lodge directly to the school: Clerk to the Governing Body, Wilmington Grammar School for Girls, Wilmington Grange, Parsons Lane, Wilmington, Kent DA2 7BB.
Appeals lodged after this date will be heard within 40 school days of 29th March or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date.
National Offer Day: emails sent after 4pm and letters sent 1st class post: Thursday 1st March 2018
Deadline for late applications and waiting list requests to be included in the Kent County Council reallocation stage. Also the date by which places should be accepted or declined to the school: Friday 16th March 2018 - Waiting list form to be posted to KCC
Deadline for lodging appeals: Thursday 29th March 2018 - post to the school address
Kent County Council to reallocate places that have become available from the schools' waiting list: Wednesday 25th April 2018
School Maintains the waiting list from: Thursday 26th April 2018
In Year Admissions
Unfortunately we are over-subscribed in Years 7-9 at our school and therefore cannot offer a place to anyone who applies directly to us. You may contact the Admissions Officer to discuss this further. Admission part way through the preparation for GCSE examinations (i.e. Years 10 and 11) is not advisable, therefore the school would only admit a student after the start of Year 9 in exceptional circumstances where a place is available.
Admissions to Year 12
Wilmington Grammar School for Girls offers a collaborative Sixth Form – WG6 - in partnership with Wilmington Grammar School for Boys.
WG6 admits boys and girls to follow AS/A Level courses if they achieve the required GCSE grades for the courses chosen.
Full details can be viewed here