Founded in 1888, Wallington High School for Girls (WHSG) is an all-girls selective grammar school for students aged 11-18. The school is located in the London Borough of Sutton. In 2015, the school became part of the Nonsuch and Wallington Education Trust.
In recent years, school numbers have significantly increased, resulting in an expansion of new teaching and extracurricular facilities on campus. WHSG has specialist status in engineering and languages. Outside of the classroom, students are encouraged to participate in a number of extracurricular activities including sport, music, drama and arts. The school also has its own Combined Cadet Force.
Address: Wallington High School for Girls, Woodcote Road, Wallington SM6 0PH
County: London – Borough of Sutton
Admissions Info: [email protected], 020 8647 2380
School Type: Girls’ Grammar
Number of pupils: 1,303 (approx.)
Number of Places in Year 7: 210
Open Day Date: July
Exam Date: September
Exam Board Type: Part One: multiple-choice maths and English (SET). Part Two: open answer maths and English
Wallington High School for Girls is part of Sutton’s Coordinated Admissions Scheme, meaning admission to the school is determined by pupil performance in the Selective Eligibility Test (SET), similar to the standard 11 Plus exam. There is huge competition for the 210 Year 7 places, so prospective students and their parents are actively encouraged to attend an open event before applying for a place.
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 and current pupils.
It is likely that WHSG will be oversubscribed for places. In such cases, the school applies the following criteria, giving priority to:
Take a look at the full breakdown of WHSG’s admission policy.
Parents who wish to register their daughter to sit the SET (part one) must complete a Supplementary Form, which can be found on the school’s website when registration opens. To apply for a place at the school, parents must complete the Common Application Form (CAF) issued by their Local Authority. Those who live in London, or Surrey, can complete the CAF online.
If students are successful in the SET, they will be invited to sit WHSG’s second stage exam. Should they pass this test, parents must include the school on the CAF for pupils to be eligible for consideration of a Year 7 place.
Wallington High School for Girls’ 11+ assessment is split into two stages:
Stage 1 – Maths and English, both multiple-choice and each lasting approximately 45 minutes.
This Selective Eligibility Test is run in conjunction with other local schools in the Borough of Sutton. The result of the SET determines whether or not a student is eligible for the second stage test.
Stage 2 – English and Mathematics, the English test is an extended writing task to test comprehension skills, while the maths test is based on the KS2 curriculum and is standard format. Both tests last 40-45 minutes.
At WHSG, the final rank order is determined by the aggregate scores of the SET and the two parts of the second test in the ratio of 1:1:1. This means it is equally weighted across subjects.
Sutton is a fiercely competitive grammar school area. In order for students to maximise their chances of gaining a place at Wallington High School for Girls, it is important that they are fully prepared heading into the exam room.
Parents should help their daughter create a revision plan months ahead of the test date, to ensure all subjects are thoroughly covered. Online practice papers can help parents to identify weaker areas that require additional work before the exam.
We have specifically designed practice papers to help students prepare for the Selective Eligibility Test:
For more subject-specific practice, we recommend the following:
For Round 2, we highly recommend the following packs:
The Complete 11 Plus Writing Guide (Covers all known writing categories that could come up in the Stage 2 test)
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The information provided about Wallington High School for Girls 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.
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