Admissions & Appeals
If you wish to apply to Wilmington Grammar School for Boys 2024 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.
To view a virtual tour of our school and welcome from our Head Teacher, please click on the link below
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.
If your child is due to start secondary school in September 2024, you can appeal if you are refused a place at one of your preferred schools on National Offer Day (Friday 1 March 2024). You must submit your appeal before 4pm on Friday 5th May 2024 (DATE TO BE CONFIRMED) for it to be considered in the first tranche of appeals. Any appeals received after this time may not be heard until the second tranche which could be in September 2024.
If you wish to appeal you would need to complete a form online. Please do NOT use ANY other appeal form or send your form to your local authority. Further information on how to appeal and the timetable can be found by downloading the document below 'Appeals information and Timetable for WGSB Academic Year 2023_2024.
Please note that you can only submit an appeal form if you named WGSB on your Secondary Common Application Form (SCAF) on/by 31st October 2023.
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.
Tuesday 31st October 2023
Submit your Secondary Common Application Form to your Local Authority
Friday 1st March 2024
National Offer Day: emails sent after 4pm and letters sent 1st class post
Friday 15th March 2024
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
Friday 5th May 2024
DATE TO BE CONFIRMED
Deadline for lodging appeals. Appeals lodged later than this date may not be heard until the second tranche which could be September 2024.
Thursday 25th April 2024
Kent County Council to reallocate places that have become available from the school's waiting list.
The school will maintain the waiting list from this date.
|Friday 21st June 2024 (TBC)||Stage 1 - Hearing of appeals (All parents present)|
|Monday 24th June - Monday 1st July 4th 2024 (TBC)||Stage 2 - Individual appeals take place.|
Sixth Form Appeals
If you have not been offered a place following a Sixth Form application, the law entitles you to appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel. This panel is completely independent of the school and the Local Authority. Appeals for Sixth Form admissions are held online.
Following GCSE results, if you are wishing to lodge an appeal, please consult the appeals timetable below and lodge your appeal using this Sixth Form Appeal Form:
Last day for Lodging appeals
4pm on Tuesday 12th September, 2023 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard.
You MUST state the reasons for your appeal on the online form and supply any documentary evidence at this stage e.g. a copy of your result sheet.
Please note the timetable is very short to enable those appellants who win appeals to start as early into the school year as possible
Appeals will be heard between September 18-19th.
Please note that you can only appeal if you have been refused a place in writing after making a formal application. The links below are NOT application forms.
If you wish to appeal, please use this link to complete your appeal online. Please do NOT use ANY other appeal form or send your form to your local authority.
You should include any evidence or supporting material with your appeal form and you MUST give the grounds for your appeal at the time you lodge your appeal form. Your appeal form will not be accepted unless you state the grounds for your appeal. You may appeal for more than one school.
Please note that the online form will ask you to download two utility bills dated in the last THREE months. If you do not have access to a scanner, please take two photographs with a mobile phone and upload the photographic files.
In Year Admissions
Applications from students wishing to transfer to Wilmington Grammar School for Boys should be made via the school by completing an In Year Casual Application Form (IYACF). If places are available applicants will be required to sit admission tests at the school to assess their suitability. We only carry out testing three times per academic year.
The school admits eligible students who are successful in our admission tests where places are available in Years 7 & 8. Admission part way through the preparation for GCSE examinations (i.e. Years 9,10 & 11) is not advisable, therefore the school would only admit a student after the start of Year 9 in exceptional circumstances where a place is available.
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
|In Year Appeals Timetable||31st Aug 2023||Download|
|Wilmington Grammar School for Boys Admissions Policy 2023 2024||17th May 2022||Download|
|PESE Threshold Statement for Synergy Schools 2023||28th Feb 2023||Download|
|FAQs for Entry into Y7 2023||02nd Mar 2023||Download|
|Wilmington Grammar School for Boys Admissions Policy 2024 2025||09th Mar 2023||Download|
|In year application form||17th Apr 2023||Download|
|WGSB In Year Admissions Policy 2023 24.docx||07th Sep 2023||Download|
|WGSB Supplementary Form 2024||26th Sep 2023||Download|