Located in Wallington, Wilson’s School is a boys-only selective grammar that teaches over 1,000 pupils aged 11-18. Founded in 1615, Wilson’s is one of the oldest state schools in the UK. The school became an academy in 2011 and consistently appears in the top 10 schools in the country for both GCSE and A-Level results.
Alongside a traditional curriculum, the school offers a strong co-curricular programme, with particular emphasis placed on sport and music. In fact, the school has an established programme of free vocal tuition or specialist instrumental tuition on a wind instrument for every pupil in Year 7.
Address: Wilson’s Grammar School, Mollison Drive, Wallington SM6 9JW
County: London – Borough of Sutton
Admissions Info: [email protected], 020 8773 2931
School Type: Boys’ Grammar
Number of pupils: 1,061 (approx.)
Number of Places in Year 7: 180
Open Day Date: June
Exam Date: September (Part One) and October (Part Two)
Exam Board Type: Part One, Selective Eligibility Test (SET), Part Two, set by school
Wilson’s Grammar School is part of Sutton’s Coordinated Admissions Scheme, where admission is solely determined by pupil performance in the Selective Eligibility Test (SET), similar to the standard 11 Plus exam. With 180 places available in Year 7, the school encourages prospective students and their parents to attend one of its open events. At these events, parents will learn more about the admissions process and have an opportunity to tour the school and speak to staff.
Schools within the Borough of Sutton are consistently oversubscribed, so in the likely event of there being more applications than there are places at Wilson’s School, the following oversubscription criteria is used, giving priority to:
Parents are advised to read Wilson’s admissions criteria before taking their son’s application further.
Parents who wish to register their son to sit the SET (Part One) must complete a Supplementary Form, which can be found on the school’s website when registration is open. Parents must also 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 the Second Stage Entrance Examination. Should they pass this test, they must include Wilson’s School on the CAF to be eligible for consideration for a Year 7 place.
Wilson’s Grammar School 11+ tests are split into two stages:
This Selective Eligibility Test (SET) is run in conjunction with other grammar schools in Sutton such as Sutton Grammar School and Wallington County Grammar School. The result of the SET determines whether or not a boy is eligible for the second stage test.
Sutton-based selective grammar schools do not reveal information about their selection examinations. This can be daunting for parents ahead of the exam, but with a good revision plan and the use of practice papers, parents can give their son the best possible chance of gaining a Year 7 place at Wilson’s School.
To get ahead of the fierce competition at Wilson’s, 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:
For Stage 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 Wilson’s 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.
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