On 1st March 2019 you will receive notification from your Local Authority whether or not you have been successful in being offered a place at Wallington County Grammar School.
If your son has been offered a place at our School, you will then be sent a letter from Wallington County Grammar School shortly afterwards asking you to confirm whether you will be accepting or declining this offer. You must also always accept or decline any offer of a place with your Local Authority.  
If you have not been offered a place at Wallington County Grammar School and wish to appeal against this decision, please refer to the Appeals section of this website for further information.

 

Transferring to Secondary School in 2020 or 2021?

If your son is transferring to secondary school in 2020 or 2021, the Selective Eligibility Test will be held on the following future dates:  
  • 2020 Entry - Tuesday 17th September 2019 (this is for entry to secondary school in 2020)
  • 2021 Entry - The date of the Selective Eligibility Test being held in September 2020 for entry in 2021 will be confirmed here shortly.
Please also refer to our Open Evening section of this website for dates in July of our annual Transfer to Secondary School Open Evening.

 

Waiting Lists after National Offer Day

Is my son on the waiting list?
If your son was not offered a place at Wallington County Grammar School on 1st March 2019 but he did reach the Wallington County Grammar School pass mark from the SET AND you listed our school as a higher preference on your Common Application Form than you have been offered by your Local Authority, your son's details will automatically be placed onto our Year 7 ranked Waiting List.
Waiting List positions 

These will only be available after the deadline for the first round of offers in March 2019. Ranked Waiting Lists will be in operation from late March 2019 to 31st December 2019. After this date, all ranked waiting lists will be cancelled.

 

Key Dates for Year 7 - Transfer to Secondary School in 2019

Please refer to the table below for all key dates for new Year 7 students

Key Date

Activity

1st March 2019

National Offer Day. Notifications of all Secondary School offers will be sent to parents/carers by their Home Local Authority.

By 5th March 2019 

Wallington County Grammar School (WCGS) offer letters will be sent by post, along with a Year 7 Registration Form and a parental authorisation form for completion.

A Programme of Events sheet detailing our very comprehensive induction events for new students will also be provided at this time. Please retain this yellow sheet for future reference for dates, times and locations of our induction events throughout the spring and summer terms.

15th March 2019

Your offer letter acceptance slip, a copy of your son’s birth certificate, the Year 7 Registration Form and the parental authorisaion form are to be completed and received back at the school by today please.

If you wish to decline the offer of a place, you must still notify the School by the deadline of 15th March 2019 please by completing the decline section of the offer letter slip.

By April 2019 (unless otherwise specified)

Completed Induction Pack forms to be received back at WCGS. Please ensure these are marked for the attention of the relevant member of staff or department. Some forms are relevant for our Music Department, others for our Finance Department, so we ask that you please mark your envelope accordingly.

 

Tuesday 2nd April 2019

New Intake Year 7 Induction Meeting for new parents and students - 6.30-8.00pm in the School Hall.

This is for parents and the new students joining us in September.

No more than 3 members of each family can attend this event (as we have limited space in our School Hall).

During this evening you will hear our Headmaster and Head of Keystage 3 give talks. You will also be given documentation regarding the school uniform and where it can be purchased from and a leaflet from OPRO, our supplier of gum shields. 

Mid May 2019

Student house allocations will be communicated to all parents/carers. This information will be needed to purchase House-specific Sports/PE kit & for invitations to Meet The Headmaster meetings in June 2019.

Tuesday 11th & Wednesday 12th June 2019  

Meet the Headmaster meetings:

Bridges - Tuesday 11th June 2019 - 9.30am

Carew - Tuesday 11th June 2019 - 11.30am

Mandeville - Tuesday 11th June 2019 - 1.30pm 

Radcliffe - Wednesday 12th June 2019 - 9.30am

Ruskin - Wednesday 12th June 2019 - 11.30am 

Woodcote - Wednesday 12th June 2019 - 1.30pm 

 

These meetings will give parents/carers the opportunity to meet the Headmaster on a more informal basis by House group and meet other parents/carers within the same House group as your son.

Please note: Parents/Carers ONLY are invited to this event. These meetings will last for approximately one hour.

Please be advised, if you are unable to attend this event there will be no further opportunity for you to attend a 'Meet The Headmaster' meeting.

May/End of May 2019

Information regarding the PTFA Induction BBQ will be sent to you from the PTFA. All food orders are to be returned to the PTFA.Your son will be given a free BBQ meal funded by the PTFA, but please be advised that ALL food orders, including your son's, must still be ordered through the PTFA.

All food orders must be provided to the PTFA by no later than the end of May 2019.

If the purchase of Art Packs is again being offered by the PTFA in 2019, then all completed forms should be returned to the school office marked for the attention of the 'PTFA' by no later than the end of May 2019.

Saturday 15th June 2019

PTFA BBQ for the new Year 7's and their families (3.00pm-5.30pm)

The student joining WCGS in September will be offered a complimentary BBQ meal and drink. Please ensure your son's food order is ordered in advance of this day.

All other food orders should be made in advance to the PTFA and paid for on the day. Please note: food must be ordered in advance and cannot be ordered on the day

Sunday 30th June 2019

Rugby and Sport Taster Session is run by the WCGS PE Dept on the WCGS field. This event will be held 10.00am to approximately 12.30pm.

Parents are asked to attend this session with their sons.  

Induction Days - June & July 2019

Monday 24th June 2019 - Day 1 of our Year 7 Induction Days (students are expected to attend all 4 induction days (8.20am to 3.10pm* if possible)

Tuesday 25th June 2019 - Day 2 of our Year 7 Induction Days

Monday 1st July 2019 - Day 3 of our Year 7 Induction Days

Tuesday 2nd July 2019 - Day 4 of our Year 7 Induction Days

 

*Boys may be dismissed slightly later on the first induction day if they are having a mouthguard fitting with OPRO

Monday 8th July 2019

Transfer to Secondary School Workshop for new parents 6.30pm to 8.00pm in the School Hall. This is run by an external speaker.

Please note: Parents/Carers ONLY are invited to this event.

Term Commences Thursday 5th September 2019 (for new students only).