YEAR 7 ADMISSIONS ENTRY FOR ENTRY IN SEPTEMBER 2017

Please read the instructions below before completing the online application form.

ALTHOUGH THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS WAS 1ST JULY, PARENTS CAN STILL MAKE A LATE APPLICATION AND THEIR SON WILL STILL BE ABLE TO SIT THE EXAM. ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE MADE USING THE:

Online Application Form

There are 150 places for boys at Queen Mary's Grammar School for entry to Year 7 in September 2017. Places are allocated in accordance with the Governors’ Admissions Arrangements, which are managed under the Local Authority’s coordinated admissions scheme for secondary schools.

Admission is based on the results of the School’s entrance examination.

We operate the exam as part of a Consortium of grammar schools in Shropshire, Walsall & Wolverhampton. For the past three years the exam has been in July, but for entry in September 2017 the Consortium exam will be on 19th September 2016.

The exam for entry to Year 7 in September 2017 is open to boys born between 1 September 2005 and 31 August 2006. It comprises two papers, of about an hour each, which assess:

• verbal reasoning/English literacy
• non-verbal reasoning
• mathematics

To be considered for entry to the School in Year 7 during September 2017, parents must:

1. Complete an application to the School to take the Consortium Entrance Exam
2. Apply to their home Local Authority (LA) in accordance with the LA applications process

 

1. Application to the School

Our Entrance Exam is operated by the Consortium of Schools in Shropshire, Walsall & Wolverhampton. There is only one exam which will be held by all schools in the Consortium on the same day (Monday 19th September 2016).

There are two boys’ schools in the exam Consortium

• Queen Mary's Grammar School (Walsall)
• Adams’ Grammar School (Newport, Shropshire)

Candidates may only sit the exam once; however parents may want their son to be considered for both schools. By sitting the exam at either school your son’s result can be counted for entry to both schools, but you need to indicate this when you complete the online application form.

 

Application form

For entry in September 2017 parents must complete our online application form, which is available on all of the websites of the Consortium Schools. Once this has been completed, parents should receive an email acknowledgement confirming we have received the application.

Generally parents applying via the Queen Mary's Grammar School website will be registered to sit the exam at this School. However, depending on the number of applications we receive, or your location, you may be asked to sit the test at Adams’ Grammar School. The school your son will sit the exam at will be confirmed by email within 14 days of your online application.

All applications must be completed online and submitted by 4.00 pm on Friday 1st July 2016. Parents who miss this deadline may still make the Late Application using the online application form (above).

Entrance Exam

Details for arrangements on the day of the examination will be posted to parents in the week commencing 5th September 2016.

If a candidate is ill on the day of the exam, arrangements will be made for them to sit the exam on an alternative date. Parents will be asked to provide medical evidence of the illness within 5 days of the main exam date. The School cannot make any allowance for exam performance which may have been adversely affected by illness on the day. If parents have any other exceptional circumstances for their son not being able to attend the exam on 19th September 2016 please contact the school.

The School uses independent experts to set and mark the exam, calculating a total score for each pupil. The result will be posted to parents around 17th October 2016. The school uses these scores to rank candidates. This ranking is shared with our LA as part of the coordinated admissions process for Local Authorities, and the LA’s allocate places in rank order. Parents will be informed by their home LA which school their son has been offered a place at in March 2017.

Special Arrangements

Special arrangements may be agreed for children who satisfy the Governors that they have special education needs, or suffer from disability. Parents who wish to request special arrangements must complete a separate form, which will be sent to them within 14 days after they have submitted the above online application form.

The School will require independent medical/other evidence supporting the application. All requests must be sent to the School before 1st July 2016. Further details will be available in due course.

Timetable

The provisional timetable for admissions in September 2017 is as follows:

• Application forms and admissions arrangements available - from Friday 29th April 2016
• Open evening –16th June 2016
• Closing date for applications to the School – Friday 1st July 2016
• Exam arrangements details posted to parents – week commencing 5th September 2016
• Entrance Examination day – Monday 19th September 2016
• Results posted to parents – around 17th October 2016

Please continue to check our website for future updates.

Useful documents and information

Please read the following documents before making your online application:

Consortium Information
Admission Arrangements for Y7 entry (Sep 2017)
Sample Questions
Online Application Form

 

2. Application to your home Local Authority

Applications to the Local Authority need to be completed in accordance with the Local Authority’s application process, which may be online or on the Local Authority’s Preference Form or Common Application Form. We expect the deadline for parent applications to their home Local Authority to be on or around 31st October 2016. Places are allocated by parents’ home Local Authority, on or around 1st March 2017. Parents must check their own Local Authority’s deadlines.

YEAR 7 ADMISSIONS ENTRY FOR ENTRY IN SEPTEMBER 2016

There are 150 places for boys available at Queen Mary's Grammar School for entry to Year 7 in September 2016. Admission is based on the results of the School’s entrance examination. We administer the examination as part of a Consortium of grammar schools in Shropshire, Walsall & Wolverhampton.

The entrance examination was held in July 2015. Parents also had to list this School as one of their preferences when completing their Local Authority application forms.

The School informed parents of their son’s exam result in September 2015 and places were allocated in March 2016 under the coordinated admissions scheme with Local Authorities.

After initial allocations a waiting list is produced, which is maintained by Walsall Council’s School Admissions team. If initial offers are declined, places will be offered to boys on the waiting list in accordance with our Admissions Arrangements (see below). If parents wish to find out where their son is on the waiting list they should contact Walsall’s School Admissions team on 01922 652585.

Please do not call the School for information regarding the waiting list.

If Parents have not already applied to the School and the Local Authority and wish to be considered for a place (for example due to relocation from another part of the country) then they should contact the School by telephone or email.

Admission Arrangements for Y7 entry (Sep 2016)

 

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