Wallington County Grammar School

Key Dates for Year 7 Entry

On 1st March 2021 (National Offer Day) 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 be provided with an offer pack from Wallington County Grammar School (WCGS) shortly after National Offer Day which will contain an offer letter for your son and various documents for you to read and forms for you to complete. You must also always accept or decline any offer of a place with your Local Authority as well as informing the School.

Waiting List for Year 7

Your son will be on a waiting list if:

  • If your son reached the WCGS pass mark from the SET and
  • you listed our School as a preference on your CAF and
  • if you were not offered a place at our School
  • but you listed WCGS as a higher preference on your CAF than the offer you have been made by the Local Authority
  • only then will your son's details will be held on a ranked Year 7 waiting list at our school. 

Waiting list positions

Year 7 waiting list positions will be available from the end of March 2021 and will be communicated to you via email. Please do not contact the School regularly to ask about waiting list positions as if your son reaches the top of this ranked waiting list and we have a vacancy we can offer him the Admissions Officer, Mrs Waters, will endeavour to contact you by telephone to inform you and to discuss the vacancy. The ranked waiting list for Year 7 will stay in operation until the end of the Autumn term in 2021 (so from end of March 2021 to 31st December 2021).   

The amount of movement on waiting lists differs each year so it is almost impossible to predict whether your son is likely to be offered a place.  

Appeals

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. We ask that Appeals please be lodged within 20 School days from National Offer Day please in order for all Year 7 appeals to be heard on the same day in the summer term.

Transferring to Secondary School in 2022

If your son is transferring to secondary school in 2022 please note that the Selective Eligibility Test will be held on: 

  • Tuesday 14th September 2021  (this is for entry to secondary school in 2022)

 

Please also refer to our Open Evening section of this website for dates in July of our annual Transfer to Secondary School Open Evening.

Key Dates for Year 7 - Transfer to Secondary School in 2021

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

Key Date Activity

1st March 2021

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

From 3rd March 2021 

Wallington County Grammar School (WCGS) offer packs will be sent to parents, containing a letter, forms to be read and other forms to be completed. on forms for completion.

 

mid March 2021

Your offer letter acceptance slip (wit a copy of your son's birth certificate)and any other forms requiring completion must be received back at the school by today. 

If you wish to decline your offer of a place, please still notify the School by the deadline of mid March 2021 by completing the decline section of the offer letter slip.

April/May 2021 (unless otherwise specified)

Completed Induction Pack forms to be received back at WCGS (if any of them are relevant to you).

These may be for instance:

  • Form for music lessons (that must be returned to the Music Department)
  • Form for applying for Free school Meals (that must be returned to the Registrar)
  • Forms for the Finance Department (please mark for the Finance Department)
  • Forms for the PTFA )please mark for the PTFA)

please mark your envelope accordingly 

Please do NOT return them all to the Admissions Officer.

Monday 29th March 2021

 

Provisional date for the New Intake Year 7 Induction Meeting. Please be advised that this meeting may have to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 situation. If it is, some form of alternative presentation will be given.   

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 this coming September.

No more than 2 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. 

April/May 2021

Student house allocations will be communicated to all new Year 7 parents/carers. This information will be needed to purchase house-specific Sports/PE kit.

Monday 7th June & Wednesday 9th June 2021

 

 

 

Meet the Headmaster meetings:

Bridges - Monday 7th June 2021 - 9.30am

Carew - Monday 7th June 2021 - 11.30am

Mandeville - Monday 7th June 2021 - 1.30pm

Radcliffe - Wednesday 9th June 2021 - 9.30am

Ruskin - Wednesday 9th June 2021 - 11.30am

Woodcote - Wednesday 9th June 2021 - 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 as only 1 meeting is organised per House group. 

May 2021

 

Information regarding the PTFA Induction BBQ will be sent to you (as long as you have given permission for your email address to be shared with the PTFA). All food orders are to be returned to the PTFA by the end of May to allow sufficient time for the ordering of the food. 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 2021.

Saturday 19th June 2021

 

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. 

Induction Days - June 2021

 

The following dates are the 4 induction days held for new Year 7 students at Walllington County Grammar School. Students are asked to attend all 4 days if possible. You will be contacted before these induction days and asked to confirm your son's attendance. 

Monday 21st June 2021 - Day 1 of our Year 7 Induction Days   **

Tuesday 2nd June 2021 - Day 2 of our Year 7 Induction Days 

Monday 28th June 2021 - Day 3 of our Year 7 Induction Days

Tuesday 29th June 2021 - Day 4 of our Year 7 Induction Days

** Boys may be dismissed slightly later on this day if they are having a mouthguard fitting with OPRO.

Thursday 8th July 2021

 

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.