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


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.


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 Tuesday 2nd April 2024 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.

Key Dates

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

Tuesday 2nd April 2024


4pm 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.

Wednesday 1st May 2024 Deadline for adding any additional supporting evidence to your appeal (examples of school work will not be accepted)
Wednesday 8th May 2024 Stage 1 - Hearing of appeals (All parents present)
Monday 13th May - Friday 17th May 2024  Stage 2 - Individual appeals take place.


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