Wallington County Grammar School

Key Dates for Year 7 Entry in September 2024

On 1st March 2024 (National Offer Day) you will receive a notification from your home 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:  We will contact you ask you to indicate whether you accept or decline the offer early in March 2024 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 the offer, please do let the school know of your decision by completing the Google form emailed to you, as well as informing the Local Authority.
  • If you wish to accept the offer of a place, please complete the Google form and return it to the school. (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 2024 but he reached the Wallington County Grammar School Selective Eligibility Test (SET) and Second Stage Test pass mark 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 before the Easter 2024 break.

From National Offer Day on 1st March 2024, 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 2024 it may be likely that some additional offers for year 7 places will be made. 

Please rest assured that if your son reaches the top of this ranked waiting list and we a place available we will contact you. We will email revised waiting list positions every month.

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 gauge whether your son is likely to be offered a place.

If your son's details are still on our ranked Year 7 waiting list after December 2024 but we have been unable to offer him a Year 7 place, we will write to you to inform you when this ranked waiting list will be cancelled. At this time your son's details will be transferred to an unranked waiting list (unless you request otherwise). Should a place become available from January 2025 onwards, your child will be invited to sit an entrance examination along with others on the waiting list at the time.

 

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 (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. Further information can be found here.

 

Key Dates for Year 7 - Transfer to Secondary School in 2024

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

Key Date Activity

1st March 2024

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

Mid March 2024

If your son has been successful in being offered a place at our school, we will write to you via email in early March 2024 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. 

April/May 2024 (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 2024

Wallington County Grammar School organise a series of Induction Events for new Year 7 students and their families. 

In summary: 

Induction Meeting 

Meet The Head meetings 

Induction BBQ

Early July - Induction Days 

Transition workshop for parents (held remotely via Zoom)

 

May/early June 2024

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. 

Thursday 5th September 2024 The first day of term for new Year 7 students.  Students should be on site by 8.20am.