Year 7 Admissions for entry in September 2018

There are 150 places for boys at Queen Mary's Grammar School for entry to Year 7 in September 2018. Admission is based on the results of the School’s Entrance Test. We administer the Test as part of a Consortium of grammar schools in Shropshire, Walsall & Wolverhampton. Information regarding the Consortium and the Entrance Test are contained in the information leaflet below.

The Consortium of Grammar Schools in Shropshire, Walsall and Wolverhampton information leaflet


To be considered for a place at this School, parents / their sons must complete the following:

1. Parents must apply to the School/Consortium to take the Entrance Test
2. Boys must sit the Entrance Test
3. Parents must complete a separate application to their home Local Authority listing Queen Mary's Grammar School as a preference


1. Application to the School/Consortium to take the Entrance Test

Boys can only take the School/Consortium Entrance Test once. Applications to sit the Entrance Test must be made using the Consortium online applications portal. You can do this by clicking on the link below (at the end of the information on September 2018 entry). Please read the rest of the information before you complete the online application.


2. Taking the Entrance Test

When the online application has been completed boys will be allocated a test centre. The Entrance Test will take place on Monday 18th September 2017.

The Test comprises two papers of about an hour each, which assess verbal reasoning/English literacy, non-verbal reasoning, and mathematics. Admission to the School is based on performance in the Test.

Questions for the Entrance Test are contained in a question booklet and candidates are required to write their answers on a separate answer sheet. The familiarisation booklet below is designed to inform candidates and parents about the Entrance Test.

Familiarisation Booklet for the Entrance Test

For entry into Year 7 in September 2018, a number of places will be allocated to Looked After / Pupil Premium children, whose scores exceed a minimum qualifying score. Further details can be found in our Admissions Arrangements (below).


3. Applications to your home Local Authority Applications

Applications to the Local Authority need to be completed in accordance with your home Local Authority’s application process. This may be online or by completing their Preference/Common Application Form. We expect the deadline for parent applications to their home Local Authority to be on or around 31st October 2017. Places will be allocated by parents’ home Local Authority, on or around 1st March 2018. Parents must check their own Local Authority’s deadlines.


The provisional timetable for admissions in September 2018 is as follows:

• Admissions Arrangements – published January 2017
• Online applications from April 2017
• Open evening – 15th June 2017
• Open morning – 14th July 2017
• Closing date for applications to the School/Consortium to sit the Test – Friday 7th July 2017
• Entrance Test day – Monday 18th September 2017
• Test results posted to parents – around 16th October 2017
• Parents must complete their Local Authority application – 31st October (please check)

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. The School will require independent medical/other evidence supporting the application. All requests must be sent to the School before the deadline for online applications (as above). Further details will be available in due course.

Pupil Premium

Children attracting Pupil Premium at the time of the test who achieve the qualifying score will be admitted (subject to a maximum of 30 pupils). The School will require evidence of your son’s eligibility for Pupil Premium following your application from your Local Authority or your son’s Primary School. No proof will be accepted after the test. The onus is on parents / carers to provide this information before the test.

Admissions Arrangements

You can view our Admissions Arrangements by clicking here:

Admissions Arrangements for entry in September 2018

Online Application Portal

You can complete the online application by clicking here:

Online Applications Portal


Year 7 Admissions for entry in September 2017

There are 150 places for boys available at Queen Mary's Grammar School for entry to year 7 in September 2017. Admission is based on the results of the School’s Entrance Test. We administer the Test as part of a Consortium of grammar schools in Shropshire, Walsall & Wolverhampton. The Entrance Test was held in September 2016. 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 Test result in October 2016. The actual allocation of places is managed by the candidate’s home Local Authority, in a coordinated admissions scheme with other Local Authorities. Local Authority allocations were notified to parents on 1st March 2017.

Parents should not contact the school to find out if their son has been offered a place, as places are allocated by their home Local Authority and all enquiries should be directed to your home Local Authority.

For boys who sat the Test and were allocated a place at another school by their Local Authority, their names will automatically go on the school’s waiting list if Queen Mary's Grammar School was included as a higher preference on the Local Authority application. The waiting list is maintained by Walsall Council’s School Admissions team. If initial offers to the school are declined for whatever reason, then places will become available to boys on the waiting list in accordance with our Admissions Arrangements (see below).

The waiting list will not be available until the end of March 2017. The list is administered by Walsall Council so please do not call the School for information regarding the waiting list. The waiting list will be maintained until 31st December 2017. See Admissions Arrangements for further details.

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.

Admissions Arrangements for entry in September 2017

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