Wallington County Grammar School

Selective Eligibility Test ('SET') 11+ testing & SET FAQs

The Selective Eligibility Test for 2021 entry into Year 7 has now been held

Please be aware that this year's SET was held after the deadline date for submission of your Common Application form (or 'CAF') at the end of October 2020, but if you are interested in a place at Wallington County Grammar School you will need to list our school as a preference on your CAF.

Question: Am I able to change my preferences or order of preferences after the closing date of 31st October, if I am unsuccessful in the SET? Answer: Yes, you should visit your Local Authority website for information on this. London local authorities have agreed that such changes may be made up until 10 December, but this may not be the case if you live outside of London. It will not, however, be possible to change preferences after any second stage results are issued by the other SET participating Schools. Please note: Wallington County Grammar School do not hold a second stage test. 

Outcome emails for this test have now been emailed to all candidates. There are 6 schools who hold this test and each school are allowed to set their own pass mark. If your son does not reach the Wallington County Grammar School pass mark from the SET, he is not eligible to be considered for a Year 7 place at our School. 

The Selective Eligibility Test for 2022 entry to Secondary School will be held on Tuesday 14th September 2021. 

It is likely that an updated section of Selective Eligibility Test Frequently Asked Questions (or FAQs) for the test being held in September 2021 will be available to read here from April 2021. 

It is likely that the online registration form for the test being held in September 2021 will be available here from 1st May 2021. 

What additional measures have been put in place for this year's (November 2020) Selective Eligibility Test due to Covid-19?

  • Where possible, we are seating candidates from the same primary school bubbles in the same room. Where this is not possible, candidates will be seated 2m apart.
  • Only 1 parent is asked to accompany their child to the test and onto the school site when collecting after the test. Parents/carers are asked to wear face coverings at all times please, outside of our school and if/when brought on site after the test to collect their child. 
  • Candidates sitting the SET are asked to wear a face mask when moving through general areas of our school. Candidates may remove face masks when seated in their exam room.
  • It is very likely that our gates will open before the scheduled time to allow early arrivals to come on to our site and so parents will not have to gather in large numbers outside of our gates. Please provide your child with a reading book to pass the time until the test commences.  
  • Marshalls will be used outside of our premises to ensure any waiting parents socially distance and ask them to wear face coverings.  
  • Staff, invigilators and student helpers will wear a face mask/face covering during movement through the general areas of our school. The only time staff or an invigilator is allowed to remove their face mask is when they are in a dedicated area when no SET candidates are around them (for example at the front of a room where a teacher may normally sit or stand).   
  • Extra cleaning will be carried out throughout the day. All tables and chairs and high frequency touch areas will be cleaned between the morning and afternoon session of the SET.
  • Candidates are asked to bring hand sanitiser and tissues with them. There will of course be hand sanitiser available but students will be asked to sanitise their hands before and after using the bathroom and when entering their exam room. 


Please now read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below for further information on the Selective Eligibility Test being held on 11th November 2020.

Please also read the document below:

Request to Parents