Information about Wallington County Grammar School

Entrance criteria and school links

 

Wallington County Grammar School and the 11plus in Sutton (Selective Eligibility Test)

Wallington County Grammar School Entrance Criteria


(DfE number 319 5407)


Address: Croydon Road, Wallington, SM6 7PH
Telephone: 020 8647 2235


Email: enquiries@wcgs.org.uk or admissions@wcgs.org.uk


Head Teacher: Mr J Bean


Open Evening Date: Please refer to the school website or contact the school directly.

Test Date: Selective Eligibility Test – 11 November 2020


Places available for September 2021: 150
Applications received for September 2020: 888


The School admits 150 boys into Year 7 each year on the basis of their ability. Included in this number are all boys for whom Wallington County Grammar School (WCGS) is the named School on their Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP) who meet the School’s Admission Criteria & Arrangements.


Boys will be regarded of selective ability according to their performance in the Selective Eligibility Test (SET).

 

In the event that the number of eligible applications exceeds the number of places available an oversubscription criteria will apply:


1.  Looked After Children (LAC) and Previously Looked After Children (PLAC)Looked After Children (LAC) and Previously Looked After Children (PLAC), but immediately after being looked after become subject to adoption, a child arrangements order or special guardianship order.


A Looked After Child is a child who is (a) in the care of a Local Authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see the definition in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989).


2. Selective Eligibility Test (SET) In rank order of performance in the Selective Eligibility Test (SET). The total number of places awarded under criteria 1 and 2, together with those with the School named in an Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP) will not initially exceed 110. See Notes for more detail regarding the SET.


3. Pupil Premium (PP). In rank order of performance in the Selective Eligibility Test (SET). Up to 25 places for those
boys who are successful in reaching the WCGS pass mark from the Selective Eligibility Test(SET) and are eligible for Pupil Premium (PP) through their current school at the time of registering for the Selective Eligibility Test (SET). Any unfilled places in this criterion on National Offer Day and thereafter will be filled by criterion 2.


See Notes for more detail regarding the SET and Pupil Premium (PP).


4. Sutton Post Codes
In rank order of performance in the Selective Eligibility Test (SET). Up to 15 places for those boys who are successful in reaching the WCGS pass mark from the Selective Eligibility Test (SET) where the permanent Home Address is one of the postcodes SM1, SM2, SM3, SM4, SM5, SM6, SM7, KT4 8---, CR0 4 --, and CR4 4 --, at the time of Common Application Form 

(CAF) submission deadline. Any unfilled places in this criterion on National Offer Day and thereafter, will be filled by criterion 2.
See Notes for detail regarding SET and Home Address.


5. Children of permanent staff
Children of permanent staff at Wallington County Grammar School who have been recruited to fill a vacant post where there is a demonstrable skill shortage as determined by Folio Education Trust or those who have worked at the School for 2 consecutive years or more.


If you are a member of staff working at this School and you wish to make an application to this School for your child, please ensure the Admissions Officer (or equivalent member of staff) is contacted and informed of your wish to use this oversubscription criteria. Please be aware of any conditions that may apply (such as the need to pass any entrance tests).
Notes:
Selective Eligibility Test (SET):
The Selective Eligibility Test is a generic entrance test used by Wallington County Grammar School and other selective entrance schools in the London Borough of Sutton. See the School’s website for further information.


Pupil Premium (PP):
If your child is successful in reaching our School’s pass mark from the Selective Eligibility Test (SET), you are asked to provide proof/evidence from your child’s primary school that your child was receiving Pupil Premium (PP) at the time of registering for the SET.


Home Address:
The home address is where a child normally lives. Where a child lives with parents with shared parental responsibility, each for part of a week, the address where the child lives is determined using a joint declaration from the parents stating the pattern of residence. If a child’s residence is split equally between both parents, then parents will be asked to determine which residential address should be used for the purpose of admission to school. If no joint declaration is received
and the residence is split equally by the closing date for applications, the home address will be determined to be the address where the child is registered with the doctor.

 

However, all evidence will be taken into account. If the residence is not split equally between both parents, then the
address used will be the address where the child spends the majority of the school week. In some cases, where distance is a relevant factor in admission decisions, a different address may be used if a family unit owns or has access to another property.


Success in the Selective Eligibility Test does not mean that your child will be offered a place at the School as each year more children are eligible for a place than there are places available. If your child does not pass the test, they will not be eligible for a place at the School.


Applicants for this school are required to complete a Selective Eligibility Test registration form on-line. In order to sit the test on 11 November 2020, the Selective Eligibility Test online registration form must have been submitted by 14 August 2020 (or earlier if you are request special arrangements for the test). Please see pages 7-8 for more details.

Website: www.wcgs-sutton.co.uk

Further Information​ - Your child’s Head Teacher will be able to answer most questions.

 

** This information is provided for guidance only and while the content is, to the best of our knowledge, accurate we cannot be held in any way responsible for any errors or omissions that it may contain. Please contact your LA or chosen grammar school for all admission and elevenplus exam queries.**