Wallington County Grammar School

Key Dates for Year 7 Entry

On 1st March 2022 (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 emailed an offer letter and an acceptance/decline form early in March 2022 from Wallington County Grammar School (WCGS). We ask that you always accept or decline any offer of a place with your Local Authority as well as informing the School.

  • If you wish to decline your offer, please do let the school know of your decision as well as informing the Local Authority.
  • If you wish to accept this offer of a place, please complete the acceptance form and return it to the school with a copy of your son's birth certificate. (If you are accepting your offer, at a later date you will be asked to provide the school with additional information about your son, eg. any medical conditions he may have, passport details, parental/carer contact details etc.). 

Waiting List for Year 7

If your son was unsuccessful in being offered a placed at our school on National Offer Day in March 2022 but he reached the Wallington County Grammar School Selective Eligibility Test (SET) pass mark from the test in September 2021 and you listed our school on your CAF as a higher preference than the school you have been offered by the Local Authority, then your son's details will automatically be placed on a ranked Year 7 waiting list at our school.  

Waiting List positions

Year 7 waiting list positions will be emailed out to all parents/carers after Easter 2022.

From National Offer Day on 1st March 2022, all parents offered a place at our school will have a certain number of days in which to accept or decline their offer with their Local Authority. The Local Authority in Sutton will also then collate acceptances and declines from other Local Authorities in other boroughs, meaning that only after Easter in 2022 it is likely that some additional offers for year 7 places will be made. 

Please do not contact the School regularly to ask about revised 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 contact you to inform you of the vacancy that we can offer your son. The Admissions Officer will email out revised waiting list positions approximately every 2-3 months. Please be advised that this ranked waiting list for Year 7 entry will stay in operation until the end of the Autumn term in 2022 (it will only be cancelled in December 2022).   

Waiting list positions may go down as well as up (as some parents do occasionally wish to change their CAF preference priorities). 

The amount of movement on the ranked year 7 waiting list can differ greatly each year, so it is very difficult to gage whether your son is likely to be offered a place.

If your son's details are still on our ranked Year 7 waiting list in December 2022 but we have been unable to offer him a Year 7 place, the school will write to you to inform you that this ranked waiting list will be cancelled at the end of December 2022. At this time you will be given instruction on how to transfer your son's details to a non-ranked waiting list from January 2023 if you so wish, so if a future vacancy were to arise in your son's year group, he would be invited in to our school to sit a mid-term entrance test.   

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 be lodged within 20 School days from National Offer Day please (so by Tuesday 29th March 2022 for the completed form and supporting documentation to be with the school) in order for all Year 7 appeals to be heard on the same day in the summer term.

Key Dates for Year 7 - Transfer to Secondary School in 2022

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

Key Date Activity

1st March 2022

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

15th March 2022

If your son has been successful in being offered a place at our school, we will write to you via email in early March 2022 and ask you to complete an Acceptance Form. This completed Acceptance Form should be returned to Wallington County Grammar School by 15th March 2022, along with a copy of your son's birth certificate to confirm acceptance of his place.

If you wish to decline your offer of a place, please still notify the School as well as your Local Authority. 

Please also now read the Year 7 Induction Pack of documents on this website.  

April/May 2022 (unless otherwise specified)

Please also complete any forms within the Induction Pack that are relevant to you and your son.

When returning these forms, please ensure they are returned to the relevant member of staff at the school (for example, the form for private music lessons is to be returned to the Music Department, forms for the Finance Department are to be returned to the Finance Department and forms for the PTFA are to be returned to the PTFA please). Alternatively, any non-admissions related forms such as the above can be emailed in to the school's general email address of enquiries@wcgs.foliotrust.uk. 

March to July 2022

Wallington County Grammar School organise a series of Induction Events for new Year 7 students and their families. Please go to the Year 7 Induction Pack to read the Year 7 Programme of Induction Events document. You may also wish to print a copy of this document off for future reference. 

In summary: 

28th March - Induction Meeting 

13th & 14th June - Meet The Head meetings 

18th June - Induction BBQ

27th June, 28th June, 4th July and 5th July - Induction Days 

13th July 2022 - Transition workshop for parents (held remotely via Zoom)

 

May/early June 2022

Student 'house allocations' will be communicated to all new Year 7 parents/carers via email. Your son's 'house' information will be needed when you purchase house-specific Sports/PE kit and for when you attend the Headmaster's 'Meet The Head' meetings as detailed in the Year 7 Programme of Induction Events document as mentioned above. 

Tuesday 6th September 2022 The first day of term for new Year 7 students.  Students should be on site by 8.20am.