Founded in 1958, Wilmington Grammar School for Girls (WGSG) is a Kent-based selective grammar with a co-educational Sixth Form for girls aged 11-18. An academy school, WGSG was awarded specialist status for maths and computing in 2004.
Alongside a traditional curriculum, the school offers its pupils the chance to develop skills and gain experience through several extracurricular activities including choir practice, acting lessons and a variety of sports.
Address: Wilmington Grammar School for Girls, Wilmington Grange, Parsons Lane, Wilmington, Dartford DA2 7BB
Admissions Info: [email protected]co.uk, 01322 226351
School Type: Girls’ Grammar
Number of pupils: 930 (approx.)
Number of Places in Year 7: 150
Open Day Date: July
Exam Date: September
Exam Board Type: Kent 11 Plus Test
To be considered for a Year 7 place at Wilmington Grammar School for Girls, prospective pupils must sit the Kent eleven plus test and achieve the required standard. Parents and children are invited to attend one of the school’s open events to ask any questions they have about the admissions process. Parents may also take a tour of the school and meet staff and current pupils.
With 150 Year 7 places available at WGSG, the school often receives more applications than there are available places. In such instances, the school uses the following oversubscription criteria, giving priority to:
As Wilmington Grammar School for Girls uses the Kent Test as a means of selection in Year 7, parents must register online with Kent Local Authority (LA) in the first instance.
Once students have taken the Kent Test at 11+, parents are required to complete the Secondary Common Application Form and submit it to Kent County Council. This process can usually be done online. Parents will receive 11+ results from the Council by mid-October, with offers sent out in March.
If parents have any further queries about WGSG’s admissions process at Year 7, they are encouraged to email the school at [email protected] or call 01322 226351.
Most Kent-based selective schools require pupils to sit the Kent 11 Plus exam, including WGSG. The Kent Test consists of two multiple-choice tests:
Pupils must also complete a 40-minute writing task, which will not form part of the final 11 Plus result but can be used in any borderline or appeal cases.
You can learn more about the Kent Test with these sample questions and gain further clarification on what to expect from the exam.
Kent is one of the most competitive grammar school areas in England, so for students to secure one of the 150 Year 7 places at Wilmington Grammar School for Girls, they should do additional revision on top of their usual homework.
Primary school children are shown to perform better in exams if they have revised over a longer period of time. Revision sessions should be manageable and split into ‘little and often’ study sessions.
The Kent Test requires children to have a solid knowledge of a number of subjects, so if parents suspect that their daughter has a weaker area, we recommend using practice exam papers to highlight these areas early on. Don’t be afraid to introduce these papers early on as they can act as a diagnostic, highlighting strengths and weaknesses.
Girls sitting the Kent Test with a view of gaining a Year 7 place at WGSG will benefit from these resources:
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The information provided about Wilmington Grammar 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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