Located in the London Borough of Sutton, Wallington County Grammar School is a boys-only grammar for pupils aged 11-18. Founded in 1927, the school gained academy status in 2011 and has a roll of over 800 pupils.
Rated across all areas as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, the school aims to build independent, self-motivated learners through a combination of a challenging curriculum and a selection of co-curricular activities, including sports, Student Council and various charitable events.
11 Plus Exam Information for Wallington County Grammar School
Address: Wallington County Grammar School, Croydon Road, Wallington SM6 7PH
County: London – Borough of Sutton
Admissions Info: firstname.lastname@example.org, 0208 647 2235
School Type: Boys’ Grammar
Number of pupils: 885 (approx.)
Number of Places in Year 7: 150
Open Day Date: July
Exam Date: September
Exam Board Type: Selective Eligibility Test (SET), Multiple Choice Maths and English
Wallington County Grammar School 11 Plus Admissions
Wallington County Grammar School is part of the Pan-London Coordinated Admissions Scheme, which means admission to the school is determined by pupil performance in the Selective Eligibility Test (SET), similar to the standard 11 Plus exam. With 150 places available at Year 7, the school encourages prospective students and their parents to attend one of their open events, which usually take place in July. At the open events, parents and students can learn more about the admissions process and have an opportunity to tour the school and speak to staff.
Wallington County Grammar is consistently oversubscribed, so in the likely event of there being more applications than there are places, the school uses the following oversubscription criteria, giving priority to:
- Children who are looked after by a local authority (LA)
- Children in rank order of performance in the SET
- Children eligible for free school meals (up to 15 places)
- Children who live in one of the school’s designated postcodes, as outlined in this document
- Children of permanent staff who work at the Folio Education Trust
Parents are advised to thoroughly read Wallington County Grammar’s admissions criteria before taking their son’s application further.
How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Wallington County Grammar School
Parents who wish to register their son to sit the SET must complete a Supplementary Form, which can be found on the school’s website when registration is open. To apply for a place at the school, parents must complete the Common Application Form (CAF) issued by their LA.
Those who live in London, or Surrey, can complete the CAF online. Only one form needs to be completed, even if you are applying to more than one school in the Sutton area.
Parents will receive information on the outcome of the SET in late September.
Wallington County Grammar School 11 Plus Exam Format
Unlike other schools in the Sutton area, Wallington County Grammar does not run a second stage entrance exam. Therefore, prospective pupils can expect to sit just one exam.
This exam consists of two multiple choice papers in maths and English, with each lasting approximately 45 minutes.
How to Prepare for the Wallington County Grammar School 11 Plus Exam?
Wallington County Grammar School is one of the five fully-selective grammar schools in Sutton that don’t reveal the details of their entrance exam provider.
Using our online practice papers will help ensure that children have the best possible chance of securing a Year 7 place at Wallington County Grammar. Students should start their revision early and use these papers to identify any weaker areas that require additional work before the exam.
Wallington County Grammar has reported that there are over 10 applications for each Year 7 place, so for students to get ahead of the competition, we would recommend using the following practice tests, which have been specifically designed to help students prepare for the Selective Eligibility Test:
For further subject-specific practice, we would recommend the following:
The information provided about Wallington County Grammar School was believed to be correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the school directly if you are unsure of anything. School contact details are provided within the post.