Year 7 Admissions

Year 7 Admissions entry for entry in September 2020

Number of places available
There are 180 places for boys at Queen Mary’s Grammar School for entry to Year 7 in September 2020.

The Entrance Test

Admission is based on the results of the School’s Entrance Test (the Test). We administer the Test as part of a Consortium of grammar schools in Shropshire, Walsall & Wolverhampton (The Consortium).

The Test will be held on Monday 16 September 2019. The Consortium has agreed the Test will not be re-arranged for candidates involved in pre-planned activities, such as school trips or residentials, on the Test date.

How places are allocated at the School

To be considered for a place at the school candidates must achieve a Minimum Qualifying Score in the Test. This score will be set once Governors have received the results of the Test.

Places are then offered in the following order:

a) Looked after children / previously looked after children
b) Students eligible for Pupil Premium (up to 54 places)
c) All other students

Places for “Looked after Children”

Parents/carers must indicate that the candidate is or has been a looked after child when completing the online application form. Evidence will be required.

Pupil Premium Places

Up to a maximum of 54 places (30% of the 180 intake) will be made available for boys who are eligible for pupil premium at the date of the test. Parents must indicate if their son is eligible when completing the online registration form. Evidence of eligibility will be required.

Pupil Premium places are only available to boys scoring above the Minimum Qualifying Score. If the number of students eligible exceeds 54 then places will be offered as follows:

1. Applicants attending a Primary school listed in Walsall Children’s Services Directory

2. Places for applicants NOT at a Primary school in the Walsall Children’s Services are offered based on their score in the Test

Special arrangements

Parents may apply for special arrangements for the Test if they can satisfy the Governors that their son has special educational needs to is suffering from a disability. 

A request for special arrangements must be indicated when completing the online application form. Evidence will be required.


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

1. Parents must apply to the School / Consortium to take the Test

2. Boys must sit the Test

3. Parents must complete a separate application to their home Local Authority, listing Queen Mary’s Grammar School as a preference

Further information as follows:

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 2019.

2. Taking the Entrance Test

When the online application has been completed boys will be allocated a test centre. The Test will take place on 16 September 2019.

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 as above. 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 2019.

Places are allocated by parents’ home Local Authority, on or around 1st March 2020. Parents must check their own Local Authority’s deadlines.


The timetable for admissions in September 2020 is as follows:

• Application forms and admissions arrangements available – from April 2019
• Open evening – Thursday 13 June 2019
• Open morning – Wednesday 19th June 9.30 to 11.00 am
• Closing date for applications to the School to sit the Test – Friday 5 July 2019
• Entrance Test day – Monday 16 September 2019
• Test results posted to parents – October 2019 (date to be confirmed)
• Parents must complete their Local Authority application – 31 October 2019 (please check)

Exact dates will be confirmed later in the year. Please do not call the School as details will be published on our website when available.

Please read all of the documents in the links below before completing the online application form

Information on the Consortium and the entrance test

Sample questions / familiarisation guide

Admissions Arrangements for entry in September 2020

Walsall Council primary Admissions Booklet (2018) – for information only

Online Registration form for entry in September 2020

Year 7 Admissions entry for entry in September 2019

There are 150 places for boys available 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 Entrance Test was held in September 2018. Parents also had to list this School as one of their preferences when completing their Local Authority application forms.

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 be maintained until 31st December 2019 in accordance with our Admissions Arrangements.

If you have recently moved into the area from outside the West Midlands and you would like your son to be considered for a place at the School, please telephone the School office for advice.