Wallington County Grammar School

Key Dates for Year 7 Entry

On 2nd March 2020 (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 then be sent an offer pack from Wallington County Grammar School shortly after National Offer Day which will contain an offer letter 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

If your son reached the WCGS pass mark from the SET and 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, then your son's details will be held on a ranked Year 7 waiting list. 

Waiting list positions

Year 7 waiting list positions will only be available from the end of March 2020 and will be communicated to you every couple of months via email. Please do not contact the School to ask about waiting list positions between these communications. If your son reaches the top of this ranked waiting list and we have a vacancy we can offer you, the Admissions Officer Mrs Waters will endeavour to contact you by telephone to inform you. The ranked waiting list for Year 7 will stay in operation until the end of the Autumn term in 2020 (31st December 2020).   

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 (so by Monday 30th March 2020) in order for all Year 7 appeals to be heard on the same day in the summer term.

Transferring to Secondary School in 2021 or 2022

If your son is transferring to secondary school in 2021 or 2022 please note that the Selective Eligibility Test will be held on the dates in future:  

  • for 2021 Entry - Tuesday 15th September 2020  (this is for entry to secondary school in 2021)

  • for 2022 Entry - 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 2020

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

Key Date Activity

2nd March 2020

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

From 3rd March 2020 

Wallington County Grammar School (WCGS) offer packs will be sent by post around this time, along with a Year 7 Registration Form and parental authorisation forms 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 2020

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

If you wish to decline the offer of a place, please still notify the School by the deadline of 15th March 2020 please by completing the decline section of the offer letter slip.

April/May 2020 (unless otherwise specified)

Completed Induction Pack forms to be received back at WCGS (if any of them are relevant to you as they may for instance applying for music lessons or offering parental voluntary contributions). Please any envelope is 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 and some for the PTFA, so we ask that you please mark your envelope accordingly. Please do NOT return them all to the Admissions Officer.

Monday 23rd March 2020

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 may also be given information from our School Uniform supplier, Cladish. 

May 2020

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 2020.

Thursday 11th June & Friday 12th June  2019  

Meet the Headmaster meetings:

Bridges - Thursday 11th June 2020 - 9.30am

Carew - Thursday 11th Jun 2020 - 11.30am

Mandeville - Thursday 11th June 2020 - 1.30pm

Radcliffe - Friday 12th June 2020 - 9.30am

Ruskin - Friday 12th June 2020 - 11.30am

Woodcote - Friday 12th June 2020 - 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/End of May 2020

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 fir .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 2020.

If the purchase of Art Packs is again being offered by the PTFA in 2020, 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 2020.

Saturday 13th June 2020

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. 

 

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

Induction Days - June 2020

Monday 22nd June 2020 - Day 1 of our Year 7 Induction Days

Tuesday 23rd June 2020 - Day 2 of our Year 7 Induction Days **

Monday 29th June 2020 - Day 3 of our Year 7 Induction Days

Tuesday 30th June 2020 - 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

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 Monday 7th September 2020 (for new students only). Year 7 students are asked to be on the School site by no later than 8.20am.