Year 7 Admissions for entry in September 2018

There are 150 places for boys available 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. The Entrance Test was held in September 2017. 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 2017. The actual allocation of places is managed by the candidate’s home Local Authority, in a coordinated admissions scheme with other Local Authorities. Local Authorities will inform parents which school their son has been allocated a place at on 1st March 2018. 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. 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 listed 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, 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 2018. The list is maintained 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 2018 in accordance with our Admissions Arrangements.

If Parents have not already applied to the School and wish to be considered for a place at the School they can still apply for their son to sit the Test. Applications must be made online using the link below:

Only use this link if you are applying LATE for your son to start at the School in SEPTEMBER 2018

Late Applications For September 2018 Entry

Admissions Arrangements for entry in September 2018


Year 7 Admissions entry for entry in September 2019

There are 150 places for boys at Queen Mary's Grammar School for entry to Year 7 in September 2019. 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 test will be held on Monday 17th September 2018.

Please note that the consortium of grammar schools in Shropshire, Walsall and Wolverhampton has agreed the Entrance Test will not be re-arranged for candidates involved in pre-planned activities, such as school trips or residentials, on the Test date.

 

Process

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

Applications must be made via the Consortium’s online applications portal. This will be made available in April 2018.


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 17th September 2018.

The Test comprises two papers of about an hour each, which assess verbal reasoning/English, non-verbal reasoning, and mathematics. Admission to the School is based on performance in the Test. 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 2018. Places are allocated by parents’ home Local Authority, on or around 1st March 2019. Parents must check their own Local Authority’s deadlines.


Timetable

The provisional timetable for admissions in September 2019 is as follows:

• Application forms and admissions arrangements available – from April 2018
• Open evening – June 2018 (date to be confirmed)
• Closing date for applications to the School to sit the Test – Friday 6th July 2018
• Entrance Test day – Monday 17th September 2018
• Test results posted to parents – October 2018 (date to be confirmed)
• Parents must complete their Local Authority application – 31st October 2018 (please check)

Draft Admissions Arrangements for entry in September 2019


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