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Wallington High School for Girls

Wallington High School for Girls

'A strong learning community. Pupils are proud of their school. The broad curriculum and high prior attainment of pupils lead to strong achievement.' OFSTED 2019

Admissions

We are very proud that Wallington High School for Girls is a very popular and successful school. Every year we receive over 2000 applications to join our 210 strong Year 7 intake and over 300 applications to join our Sixth Form in Year 12.

We aim to be a truly outstanding school with an excellent academic reputation that provides first class care, guidance, support and development so that our students enjoy a positive experience during their time at school and leave well prepared for life beyond.

In 2021 and 2022 Wallington High School for Girls gained the best results for a State Girls' School across the Borough of Sutton. In 2022, 91% of our GCSE entries were awarded 9/7 grades, which placed us 5th nationally for girl’s state schools, ranked by the Times.  At A level, 65% of our entries were awarded A*/A grades, which placed WHSG 8th nationally for girl’s state schools, ranked by the Times.

Beyond our excellent results, we ensure our students are nurtured and cared for. Our dedicated and supportive pastoral team and a wellbeing facilities, along with a comprehensive PSCHE curriculum, combine to ensure we provide high quality care and a strong sense of belonging for all students. Throughout the year student are provided with a vast and varied variety of extra-curricular options from sporting activities, STEM and language clubs to music ensembles and choirs. Our commitment to this ethos is reflected in our curriculum provision where a number of enrichment days are set aside where students take part in a number of activities and events that allow them to develop and prepare for life beyond the school.

Please note that a lot of information linked on our website is provided in .pdf format. If you require a PDF Reader, one can be downloaded from here.

Year 7 Admissions

As a Grammar School, our entrance processes will be slightly different and start earlier in your child’s education. All students looking to join us for Year 7 need to be registered for and undertake the Selective Eligibility Test (SET). The SET registration normally opens annually in May, when your child is in year 5. Those who pass the SET then need to sit and pass both parts of the Nonsuch & Wallington Second Stage Entrance Examination (NWSSEE) in order to be eligible for a place. The SET and NWSSEE normally take place in September/October, when your child is in year 6.

Our entrance test is broadly based on the KS2 curriculum and we do not consider it to be necessary for children to be tutored in order to gain access to the entrance test. We never allow 11+ tutoring companies in our schools.

Please select the correct year of entry below for more information regarding Year 7 entry.

2024 Entry

2025 Entry

Wallington High School for Girls annual Open Day occurs in late June/early July each year and gives prospective students and families the opportunity to view the school, meet our current staff and students whilst also discovering more about our ethos and curriculum.

The Open Day for 2024 is scheduled for Thursday 4th July 2024. Please note this event last year was ticketed. More information will be published closer to this event.

If you have any questions regarding Year 7 admissions, please email admissions@girlslearningtrust.org

Mid Term Admissions - Years 8 - 11

Admissions will only be considered when there is a vacancy in the relevant Year Group. Only candidates who were deemed to be of selective ability in the Entrance Test for a place in Year 7, or who are new applicants, will be eligible to be tested.

If you would like your child to be added to the waiting list, you will need to complete an 'In-Year Admission' application form on the London Borough of Sutton website via the link below.

In-year admissions and vacancy checker - Sutton Council

In the event of a place becoming available, all students on the relevant waiting list will be invited in to sit tests in English and Maths appropriate to their age group. Candidates who pass both tests will be considered to be of selective ability. Candidates who fail to meet the pass mark in any of the tests will not be able to resit the test at any point in the future and will only be eligible to join the School in the Sixth Form.

Parent/carers have the right of appeal if a place is not offered.

In the event of there being more selective candidates than vacancies, places will be allocated according to the criteria described in the School's admission policy.

If you have any questions regarding admissions for Year 7-11 please email:- admissions@girlslearningtrust.org

Sixth Form Admissions

Information regarding sixth form admissions is available by clicking on Curriculum, Sixth Form and then admissions or by clicking here

In recent years, over 85% of our current Year 11 students opt to continue their A Level education with us, a factor we feel reflects the sense of belonging we encourage in the students and the quality of teaching we provide. Each year we also have between 50 and 70 new students joining our school community who make a valued contribution to the school and attain highly in their A Levels.

In both 2021 and 2022, the A Level results for WHSG have been ranked as the highest in the borough and in 2022 resulted in WHSG being ranked the 8th Best Girls' State secondary school in England, by the Times 2022, with over 64% of the 2022 A level results being awarded a A/A*.  

Places for the Sixth Form are in demand and new students are admitted inline with our Admissions Policy and on their actual GCSE grades. We do not make offers based on predicted grades to ensure that no student is disadvantaged by the predictions their school may award. 

Our Sixth Form open evening for Sept 2024 entry will be held on Thursday 19th October 2023. The Sixth Form applications will open after this event.  

Please note for more details on Sixth Form applications for Sept 2024 entry, please review the information on the Sixth Form Tab by clicking the link above.