Admissions

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If you wish to apply to Wilmington Grammar School for Boys 2022 entry you will need to have registered and sat the Kent Test (Kent procedure for entrance to secondary schools age 11 assessment tests PESE).

Applications for places to start in Year 7 must be made through your Local Education Authority using the Secondary Common Application Form (SCAF).  Your son’s primary school will have copies of your LEA Admission to Secondary School booklet which provides information on the admission process for transfer from Year 6 to Year 7.  Applications can be made online through your LEA website or using the SCAF.

Admission to Year 7 at Wilmington Grammar School for Boys (WGSB) is co-ordinated by Kent County Council (KCC).  Information regarding admission to Kent schools can be found by clicking here

Parents must register for their son to take the PESE test with KCC.  Registration is usually open during the beginning of June each year.  Please check the KCC website to confirm the exact closing date.  Late registrations are not accepted unless you are moving into the area.

Only those students who are assessed as suitable for a grammar school education will be offered a place.  Places are offered in accordance with the schools Admissions Policy as published by the Governing Body.

Supplementary Form

You only need to complete a Supplementary Form if you:

(1) have a sibling currently attending WGSB or WGSG

(2) your son has been registered for free school meals in the last 6 years and you live within a 3 mile radius of the school.  If this applies to you, you will need to get a letter from your son's school confirming this.

The supplementary form can be found below.

Appeals 

If your child is due to start secondary school in September 2022, you can appeal if you are refused a place at one of your preferred schools on National Offer Day (Tuesday 1 March 2022).  You must submit your appeal before Monday 28 March 2022 for it to be considered by Thursday 16 June 2022. Any appeals received after this time will be heard within 40 school days from the deadline, or where reasonably possible in line with updated guidance from the Department for Education.

For late applications, appeals should be heard within 40 school days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged where reasonably possible in line with updated guidance from the Department for Education.

Appeal forms (Secondary Appeals Form 2022 can be found below) and any supporting documents need to be sent directly to Wilmington Grammar School for Boys either by post or via email. The email address these can be sent to is admissions@wgsb.co.uk.

Please note that you can only submit an appeal form if you named WGSB on  your Secondary Common Application Form (SCAF) on/by 1st November 2021.

Please see the documents (at the bottom of this page) to support you with the process of making an appeal this year, as well as the key general documentation the school will be providing the appeals panel.

Key Dates

Monday 1st November 2021

Submit your Secondary Common Application Form to your Local Authority

Tuesday 1st March 2022

National Offer Day: emails sent after 4pm and letters sent 1st class post

Tuesday 15th March 2022

Deadline for late applications and waiting list requests to be included in the Kent County Council reallocation stage.  

Also the date by which places should be accepted or declined to the school

Monday 28th March 2022

Deadline for lodging appeals

Tuesday 26th April 2022

Kent County Council to reallocate places that have become available from the schools' waiting list. 

The school will maintain the waiting list from this date.

In Year Admissions 

Unfortunately we are over subscribed in every Year group at our school and therefore cannot offer a place to anyone who applies directly to us.  You may complete an In Year Admission form and return it to the Admissions Secretary at WGSB.

Admissions to Year 12

Wilmington Grammar School for Boys offers a collaborative Sixth Form – WG6 - in partnership with Wilmington Grammar School for Boys.

WG6 admits all genders to follow AS/A Level courses if they achieve the required GCSE grades for the courses chosen. 

Full details can be viewed here