Familiarisation Test FAQs
- How can I get to Wallington County Grammar School for the familiarisation tests?
- I intend to travel to the School by car rather than public transport. Where can I park?
- How do I get the results and when will they by published?
- What is the pass mark for the test?
- If my child does well in the test will he/she be offered a grammar school place?
- I would like my daughter to sit the familiarisation test but Wallington County Grammar School is a boys school therefore I don't think she can. Is that correct?
- I have a question about the familiarisation tests that is not answered on this website. Who should I contact at the School to answer my question?
- Where will the familiarisation tests be held?
- How long will the tests take?
- What can my child take into the exam with them?
- Can I see the English and Maths papers and how can I get more information about my child's result?
- Are the exams in multiple choice format?
- Does my child have to be in Year 5 to sit the tests?
- What should my child wear on the day of the tests?
- Who can collect my child/can my child come home on their own after the test?
- Can I accompany my child into the exam hall?
- Is my child eligible for a free familiarisation test?
- How many tests can I book for my child?
- Will there be a first aider on site during the tests?
It's possible to get to the School by train or by bus. The nearest train station is Wallington Station which is approximately 15 minutes walk away (0.8 miles) via Croydon Road (A232) and Manor Road (A237). The School can also be reached via Carshalton Station, approximately 1 mile away via the A232. Alternatively a number of bus routes serve the School as set out below:
|151||Shotfield to Worcester Park Station|
|127||Purley Station to Tooting Broadway|
|407||Sutton, Marshall's Road to Caterham Valley|
|410||Crystal Palace Bus Station to Beddington Gardens|
|463||Coulsdon South Station to Pollards Hill|
|612||Selsdon Library to The Holt, Beddington|
|633||Coulsdon South to Beddington Church|
Please check via the TFL website before making any travel plans.
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The results for Test A will be available shortly after the final Test A session has taken place on 8th June. Test B results will be published as soon as possible after the final session on 7th July. Results will be sent by email (using the email address provided at the time of booking) and also published on the PTFA website. Further information will be provided nearer the time.
No - not as a result of this test. These tests are run by the PTFA to give your child an experience of real exam conditions as part of their preparation for sitting secondary school entrance exams in year 6. The familiarisation tests are in no way related to the Selective Eligibilty Test or any other school entrance exams and you must apply for those separately. The results of these familiarisation tests play no part in who school places are offered to.
Wallington County Grammar School is not involved in the running of these tests and will not be able to help with any enquiries. All questions should be directed to the PTFA at the following address: email@example.com
In addition to their candidate details which will be given nearer the time, your child should bring 2 HB pencils, a ruler, and an eraser (a pencil sharpener is optional) in a clear pencil case. Water may be taken into the exam if it is in a clear unlabelled bottle. No food, mobile phones, smartwatches, calculators or other bags are allowed in the hall during test sessions.
The papers are the property of the PTFA and will remain confidential therefore it won't be possible to release them. Results will be sent to the email address used at the time of booking and they will also be published on this site. We will be offering feedback on how a child performed by topic for both English and Maths papers as outlined on this website; further feedback won't be possible.
If your child gets free school meals or their school receives pupil premium funding for your child you can apply for one free Test A place. These places are paid for by the PTFA and are limited in number. Details of how to apply for one of these PTFA funded places which will be allocated on a first come first served basis can be found here
Test A and Test B contain different papers so you could book your child in for either Test A, Test B or both. As the same test papers are used for all Test A dates, we do not recommend booking more than one Test A date for your child. Similarly, although the Test B papers are entirely different from Test A, the same test papers are used for all Test B dates therefore any child attending more than one Test B session would be sitting the same paper more than once.