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Wallington High School for Girls

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Year 7 Admissions 2022

YEAR 7 ADMISSIONS SEPTEMBER 2022

Applications for Year 7 entry in September 2022 will open on 1 May 2021 via the link below

Click here to apply

Please see the links below for FAQs and other relevant information.

WHSG SET FAQS

SELECTIVE ELIGIBILITY TEST

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who are the “participating Schools” in the Selective Eligibility Test?

The “participating schools” in the Selective Eligibility Test, “SET”, are Greenshaw High School, Nonsuch High School for Girls, Sutton Grammar School, Wallington County Grammar School, Wallington High School for Girls and Wilson’s School. 

 

If my child passes the Selective Eligibility Test does that mean they have a place at my chosen school?

No.  If your child passes the Selective Eligibility Test for a particular school it means:

For Greenshaw High School – Greenshaw High School uses the outcome of the Selective Eligibility Test to determine those children who may be eligible to be considered for one of their 60 ability places.  You may wish to list this school on your CAF.  Please note that even if your child does not achieve the pass mark in the Selective Eligibility Test they may still be eligible for a place at Greenshaw under one of the school’s other criteria.

 

For Wallington County Grammar School – Wallington County Grammar School uses the outcome of the Selective Eligibility Test to determine boys who are eligible to be considered for a place at the School.   You may wish to list the School as a preference on the Common Application Form (CAF).  Please note that Wallington County Grammar School does not hold a second stage test.  Further information is available on their website.

 

For Nonsuch High School for Girls, Sutton Grammar School, Wallington High School for Girls and Wilson’s School – your child is eligible to sit the second stage Entrance Examinations, details of which will be sent to you by email. 

 

For boys:-

A shared second stage test will be held by Sutton Grammar School and Wilson’s School on Saturday 1 October 2021. The test will be common to both schools, but the criteria applied to be of selective ability will be determined by each school individually. If your son is deemed to be of selective ability by one or the other or both schools, you will be able to name that school, or both schools on your CAF in your chosen order of preference.

 

For girls:-

A joint second stage test will be held by Nonsuch High School for Girls and Wallington High School for Girls on Saturday 25 September 2021.  Both the test and the criteria applied to be of selective ability will be common to both schools.  If your daughter is deemed to be of selective ability, you will be able to name either or both schools on your CAF in your chosen order of preference. 

The outcome of the second stage entrance examinations will be emailed to parents/carers by the end of October (in advance of the deadline for completion of the CAF).  Please note that success in the examinations does not mean that a place will be offered.

 

Please note:

Greenshaw High School admits both boys and girls.

Sutton Grammar School, Wallington County Grammar School and Wilson's School admit only boys.

Nonsuch High School for Girls and Wallington High School for Girls admit only girls.

 

How do I apply for a place at Wallington Girls?

For a place at Wallington Girls in Year 7 September 2022 you must register your child to take the Selective Eligibility Test by completing the online Registration Form which can be accessed via this website.  This online Registration Form can also be accessed via the websites of Greenshaw High School, Sutton Grammar School, Wilson’s School, Nonsuch High School for Girls and Wallington County Grammar School.

 

The online Registration Form will be available to complete online from 1 May 2021. The closing date for the completion of the Registration Form is midnight on Friday 13 August 2021.  No late registrations will be accepted under any circumstances. Please note there is an earlier deadline of 18 June 2021 for submission of requests for special adjustments for candidates with SEN and for supporting evidence (see further information below).

In addition, if you are an overseas candidate and wish a test to be organised at an overseas centre, you must also register online by 18 June 2021.  Failure to do so will result in an overseas test not being possible and overseas candidates will be expected to travel to the UK to take the Selective Eligibility Test.

You must complete your registration using the online form in advance of this closing date.  Should your daughter be successful in the Selective Eligibility Test, she will be invited to sit the Second Stage Entrance Examination.  If your daughter passes this test you must include Nonsuch on the Common Application Form (CAF) to be eligible for consideration for a place. 

 

The CAF is provided by your home Local Authority when your child is in Year 6 and you use it to apply to any school regardless of the Local Authority in which the School is located. The closing date for submission of the CAF is 31 October 2021.  If you wish to apply for a place at Nonsuch, you must name the school on the CAF.

 

In order to make a valid application to Wallington Girls:

  • your daughter must meet the Admission Standard following completion of the SET and Second Stage Entrance Examination; and
  • you must name the School on the CAF.

 

If I am also interested in a place at one or more of the other participating schools do I need to complete a separate form for them too?

No.  You only need to complete the online Registration Form once.  This is the case no matter how many of the participating schools you are interested in.

 

Do I need to complete a Supplementary Form?

The Registration Form for the Selective Eligibility Test serves as the Supplementary Form for all the schools in the SET group.

 

What if I am only interested in a place at one or two of the participating schools?

That’s fine. Just complete the online Registration Form to sit the Selective Eligibility Test (accessed via the website of any of the participating schools).  Your child must sit the Selective Eligibility Test in order to be considered by any of the following schools: Nonsuch High School for Girls, Sutton Grammar School, Wallington County Grammar School, Wallington High School for Girls, Wilson's School or for one of the 60 ability places available at Greenshaw High School. 

 

What if I change my mind or am not seriously interested in any of the participating schools?

If you register your child for the SET (Selective Eligibility Test) but then decide that you do not want him or her to take the test after all, please let us know by emailing SET2022Entry@suttongrammar.sutton.sch.uk  as soon as you decide. For 2021 entry we received 5999 registrations but only 4889 children attended. So we made unnecessary arrangements for 1110 children: printing of test papers and personalised answer sheets, employing invigilators, printing desk cards and room plans, plus arranging test rooms and so on. This represents a significant cost to our schools at a time when financial resources are stretched.

Are you genuinely interested in applying for a place at one or more of the selective schools in the London Borough of Sutton? While any parent of a child who will be transferring to secondary school in September 2022 is entitled to register their child for the SET, we respectfully request that you only register if you are genuinely seeking a place in one or more of the SET participating schools.

Parents using our tests as a free “mock” for more distant grammar schools or for independent schools generate unnecessary costs for us as described above. When the children qualify for, and sit, stage 2 tests the costs can be quite significant as stage 2 tests have to be marked by teaching professionals.

How do I register twins or two or more children in the same school year?

You will be asked when you start your registration how many children you are going to register.  Your children will then be linked to your parental information so that we know they are from the same family group.  Please follow the instructions on the registration form.

 

Can my child sit the test if they are not in Year 6 at the time of the tests?

The Selective Eligibility Test is for children who will be in Year 6 of primary school at the date of the test being held on 14 September 2021 (expected date of birth range 1 September 2010 to 31 August 2011).  Children can only sit the Selective Eligibility Test once.   A younger child cannot sit the test in earlier years as a practice. The participating schools will conduct year on year comparisons of the names of registered children. 

 

If your child is going to be in Year 6 at the time of the test but is out of date range (i.e. their birth date is not between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011) then there are instructions on the registration form on who to contact to make the registration.  You will be asked to provide supporting evidence from your child’s primary school confirming why the decision was taken to either promote them by a year group or hold them back before any registration can be made. 

 

Why is there a question on the registration form about Pupil Premium/Free School Meals (FSM)?

You have been asked to complete these questions because your child’s eligibility for Free School Meals and/or your child’s Primary School receiving Pupil Premium in respect of him or her forms part of the oversubscription criteria in the admissions policies of the following schools within the SET group:

Nonsuch High School for Girls

Wallington High School for Girls

Wallington County Grammar School

Wilson’s School

You should consult the Admissions Policy of these specific schools for further information.

In the case of Nonsuch High School for Girls and Wallington High School for Girls, candidates who have triggered Pupil Premium are eligible to achieve up to 10% lower than the standardised pass mark for the SET (and the minimum standardised pass marks in the NWSSEE Maths and NWSSEE English). Documentary evidence to support such an application will be required from the current primary school or Local Authority prior to the closing date for test registration. It is the parents’ responsibility to ensure this documentary evidence is available.  

 

For Wallington County Grammar School, there is an admissions band of up to 25 places available for students reaching the WCGS pass mark from the SET and who are eligible for Pupil Premium. For Wilson’s School there is an admission band of up to 14 places available for candidates who pass the entrance tests and are eligible for income linked Free School Meals. In each case if your son is eligible to be considered for a place at the school because they have passed the relevant test(s), documentary evidence to confirm Pupil Premium/FSM eligibility will be required from your child's current primary school. It is the parents’ responsibility to ensure this documentary evidence is available.

 

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is triggered for children who at any time in the previous six years:-

  • were registered as eligible for free school meals at their primary school;
  • had been Looked After (registered in public care) for 1 day or more;
  • had been adopted from care;
  • had left care under a special guardianship order, a residence order or a child arrangements order.

 

How do I find out if my child has triggered Pupil Premium/Free School Meals (FSM)?

You should speak to your child’s primary school who will be able to help answer this question. This link gives a list of the reasons why your child could be eligible for free school meals https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals

 

When is the Selective Eligibility Test?

The date of the Selective Eligibility Test will be Tuesday 14 September 2021.

 

What is in the Selective Eligibility Test?

The test is made up of two papers; a multiple-choice Maths paper and a multiple-choice English paper. The tests do not include verbal reasoning or non-verbal reasoning. Candidates record their answers on a separate answer sheet by filling in a lozenge-shape for answer A, B, C, D or E. You can see an example of the answer sheet here. If candidates change their mind about the answer, they need to rub out as fully as possible the wrong answer and replace it with the new answer. The exam papers take between 40 and 50 minutes each and there is a rest and toilet break between the two.

An extract from a sample answer sheet can be viewed here.

 

Can I get specimen papers or sample questions for the Selective Eligibility Test?

We do not provide specimen papers. The content of the Maths and English tests is broadly based on the Key Stage 2 curriculum.

Examples of the sorts of questions asked for both the English and Maths Selective Eligibility Tests can be found below.

SET Maths Sample Questions

SET English Sample Questions

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Are there any other opportunities to sit the Selective Eligibility Test?

There are no alternative dates to sit the Selective Eligibility Test except in the case of illness on the day.  A medical certificate covering 14 September 2021 confirming illness on the day of the test will be required. If your child is not fit the sit the SET on this day due to exceptional circumstance (and not including the normal level of nerves expected before a test) then please telephone your allocated SET test centre to discuss your personal circumstance. Evidence may be requested.

 

Where will my child sit the Selective Eligibility Test?

All six participating schools will be hosting the Selective Eligibility Test at their schools during the same time periods on the same day.  About a week before the test date you will be notified by email of the test centre your child should attend, along with other details needed to sit the test.  Regardless of your preferences, girls will be allocated to sit the test at either Nonsuch High School for Girls, Wallington High School for Girls or Greenshaw High School.  Boys will be allocated to sit the test at one of Sutton Grammar School, Wallington County Grammar School, Wilson’s School or Greenshaw High School.  Boy/Girl twins or siblings will be allocated to sit the test at Greenshaw High School.

 

Can I request that my child sits the Selective Eligibility Test at a particular venue?

No.  In view of the number of candidates, it is not possible to manage requests for a specific venue. 

 

I have been allocated a particular venue for my child to sit the Selective Eligibility Test but I am not interested in a place at that school?

It doesn’t matter. The school your child attends to sit the Selective Eligibility Test has no relevance to your preferences for a school place.

 

My child is at school abroad. Is it possible for my child to sit the SET at his/her current school?

If you are resident overseas and your child is at school in your country of residence, we may be able to arrange for your child to sit the SET in his or her current school or at an overseas test centre.

If you would like us to organise an overseas test for your child, please contact a potential test centre (likely to be your child’s current school or the British Council) before you register, then email the test centre’s details, with the name and contact email address of the correct liaison staff member, to admissions@wcgs.org.uk once you have registered for the SET.

Please ensure that you complete the SET registration form by Friday 18 June 2021 if you wish for such arrangements to be made. You should also refer to your request for an overseas test in the “Additional Information” box on the registration form.

Late requests for overseas tests will not be accepted after this date and overseas candidate will be expected to travel to the UK to sit the Selective Eligibility Test. Please note that travelling to the UK and then returning abroad afterwards may necessitate in you having to self-isolate before and after the SET.

For advice about sitting the SET overseas please contact admissions@wcgs.org.uk

You should be aware that when you are  applying for a school place, rather than simply registering your child to sit an entrance test, applicants living outside England may only submit an application if they have a linked address within an English Local Authority area. Documentary evidence must be supplied to the Local Authority at the time of application to show you will return to the address prior to September in the year of entry. If you wish to discuss your circumstances prior to making an application, you should contact the school admissions department of your likely future home Local Authority. Local Authority contact details in the local area are as follows:

Sutton           suttonadmissions@cognus.org.uk            020 8770 5000  

Merton          admissions@merton.gov.uk                        020 8274 4901

Croydon        school.admissions@croydon.gov.uk        020 8726 6400

Surrey           schooladmissions@surreycc.gov.uk         0300 200 1004

 

Can we request a morning or afternoon slot for the Selective Eligibility Test?

No.  In view of the number of candidates, it is not possible to manage requests for a specific time during the test day. 

 

What if my child has an Education Health and Care Plan? (EHCP)

If your child has an EHCP, there are separate processes to be followed and you should speak first with your Local Authority who administer the process.  You still need to complete the online Registration Form for your child to be able to sit the Selective Eligibility Test.  Your child will need to pass the Selective Eligibility Test (and second stage tests where applicable) to be eligible for a place at Nonsuch High School for Girls, Sutton Grammar School, Wallington County Grammar School, Wallington High School for Girls, Wilson’s School or for one of the 60 ability places at Greenshaw High School.

 

Please note that supporting documentary evidence must be submitted if you wish us to consider putting a special arrangement in place for the tests.  The required evidence must be submitted to Wilson’s School (for male candidates) and Nonsuch High School for Girls (for female candidates) no later than Friday 18 June 2021. Further guidance and information on the evidence that is required and the basis on which decisions on special arrangements will be made can be found here.

 

What if my child has special needs or medical requirements that I think should be taken into account for the Selective Eligibility Test?

The online registration form asks you to provide details of any special needs or medical conditions your child may have. It is particularly important that you tell us if your child has any physical/mobility, medical, sensory, learning or behavioural issues or conditions or is suffering from a temporary injury that may substantially disadvantage him/her in the context of an examination. Letting us know will not disadvantage your child in any way.  It is also important that you tell us if your child has a disability in relation to mobility that has an impact upon their ability to access the exam venue so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Please note that supporting documentary evidence must be submitted if you wish us to consider putting a special arrangement in place for the tests.  The required evidence must be submitted to Wilson’s School (for male candidates) and Nonsuch High School for Girls (for female candidates) no later than Friday 18 June 2021.  Further guidance and information on the evidence that is required and the basis on which decisions on special arrangements will be made can be found here.

 

What should my child bring with them to the Selective Eligibility Test?

Your child will need:

  1. A printout of the invitation email which will be sent to you the week before the test. This contains your child’s venue details and candidate number.
  2. Two pencils (HB or B), a soft rubber, a pencil sharpener and a ruler in a clear plastic pencil case or bag. 
  3. A fleece or jumper.
  4. If desired, water in a clear plastic sports cap bottle (no fizzy drinks) and a snack for break time (no nuts due to the number of children who suffer from nut allergies).
  5. A reading book to help pass waiting time. It should be a book that your child is reading for pleasure.
  6. Tissues and personal hand sanitiser.

 

Your child must not bring:

  1. A mobile telephone or any other electronic device.
  2. A calculator or calculator watch.
  3. A watch that beeps
  4. Any piece of stationery which displays times tables or other such information.
  5. A dictionary.
  6. Any food containing nuts.

 

Please do not send your child to the exam with a backpack or any other bag as space in the exam areas is limited. 

Please do not show us your child’s candidate number on your smartphone. You must have a printout with his/her candidate number when you arrive for the test.

 

Can my child bring their medication (e.g. EpiPen, inhaler) with them to the Selective Eligibility Test?

Your child may bring their usual medication with them to the test venue.  It is important to provide details of their medical requirements on the online registration form so that we can make sure that the members of staff supervising their test venue are aware.

 

What if my child is clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV)?

If your child is CEV and you have registered for him/her to sit the SET, please email SET2022Entry@suttongrammar.sutton.sch.uk

 

What should I do if my child is ill on the day of the Selective Eligibility Test?

If your child is ill on the day of the Selective Eligibility Test you must ring the school to which he/she has been allocated as a venue to sit the test before the test is due to start.  You will need to produce a doctor’s certificate confirming illness on the day. We will then arrange for your child to sit the test at a later date.

 

Greenshaw High School                                 -              020 8715 1001

Nonsuch High School for Girls                     -              020 8394 3400

Sutton Grammar School                                -              020 8642 3821

Wallington County Grammar School        -              020 8647 2235

Wallington High School for Girls                 -              020 8647 2380

Wilson’s School                                                 -              020 8773 2931

 

What happens if my child is unwell during the Selective Eligibility Test?

If a candidate is unable to attend on the day of the tests due to illness or injury then provided a genuine medical certificate covering the day of the test is received an alternative test date will be provided.  Where a candidate becomes indisposed during a test, the test venue will make appropriate arrangements to care for the child and to inform his/her parents.  These arrangements may include allowing the candidate to leave the test room for a short period under supervision; returning to finish the tests.  If the candidate is unable to continue and leaves the premises then he/she will not be allowed to finish any test that he/she has already started.

 

What is the pass mark for the Selective Eligibility Test?

It is not possible to state a pass mark in advance of the test.  The pass mark will be decided by the participating schools after the test has been marked.  Each School may determine its own pass mark.

 

Do you offer a review or re-marking service?

No. All SET answer sheets are marked twice as a matter of course: firstly by machine and then by hand, to ensure that all marks are recorded.

 

Does my child have to pass each paper in the Selective Eligibility Test?

It is the total score that determines whether your child has passed the test: so for example, a very good performance in English can compensate for one that is a little weaker in Maths. 

 

Does my daughter’s score in the Selective Eligibility Test count towards her score in the Second Stage Entrance Examination?

Yes. The final rank order of the entrance examinations will be determined on the basis of the aggregate scores of the Selective Eligibility Test and the two elements of the Second Stage Entrance Examination in the ratio 1:1:1.

 

Do you make allowances for age (as in a child whose birthday is at one end of the school year)?

Yes. A standardisation for age mechanism is applied to the outcome of the Selective Eligibility Test.

 

When and how do I find out the outcome of the Selective Eligibility Test?

You will receive an email during Tuesday 21 September 2021 with the outcome of the Selective Eligibility Test. 

 

Will I be given details of my child’s results of the Selective Eligibility Test?

Each school may determine its own pass mark. 

 

If your child meets the required standard for at least one participating school: You will not be given any information regarding his/her scores but will be told that he/she has met the required standard(s) and will be invited to second stage testing (where applicable).

 

If your child does not meet the required standard for any of the participating schools: You will be given his/her standardised scores in both papers which will include any appropriate age adjustment and their total score. 

 

What happens if my child does not pass the Selective Eligibility Test?

If your child does not pass the Selective Eligibility Test for a particular school it means:

For Greenshaw High School – your child is not eligible for one of the 60 ability places at Greenshaw High School but they may still be eligible for a place at Greenshaw High School under one of the school’s other criteria. Please see the Greenshaw High School website for details of its admissions criteria. 

For all the other participating schools – your child is not eligible for a place at any of these schools as they will not have met the admissions criteria.  You should not name these schools on your CAF.  However, if you think you might want to lodge an appeal, you will need to name the relevant school(s) on the CAF.  This will give you the opportunity to lodge any appeal(s) after National Offer Day. 

 

When will I receive an offer of a school place?

You will not receive an offer until 1 March 2022 (National Offer Day). Offers of places at Wallington Girls are dependent not only on passing the SET and Second Stage Entrance Examination and your daughter’s position in the rank order but also on whether or not you have placed another school or schools higher on your list of preferences and if you have, on the outcome of the process at those schools.

 

I have a question which isn’t covered here; what should I do?

If your query relates to the SET, you should email it to SET2022Entry@suttongrammar.sutton.sch.uk   

 

If your query relates to admission to one of the participating schools, you should contact a member of the Admissions Team at that school:

 

School

Tel No

Email

Greenshaw High School

020 8715

 1001

admissions@greenshaw.co.uk

Nonsuch High School for Girls and Wallington High School for Girls

020 394

3400

admissions@girlslearningtrust.org

Sutton Grammar School

020 8642 3821

admissions@suttongrammar.sutton.sch.uk

Wallington County Grammar School

020 8647 2235

admissions@wcgs.org.uk

Wilson’s School

020 8773 2931

admissions@wilsonsschool.sutton.sch.uk

Flowchart of Admissions Process 2022 Entry

Nonsuch and Wallington Second Stage Entrance Examination FAQS

NONSUCH AND WALLINGTON SECOND STAGE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION (NWSSEE)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When is the Nonsuch and Wallington Second Stage Entrance Examination?

A joint second stage test will be held by Nonsuch High School for Girls and Wallington High School for Girls on Saturday 25 September 2021.  Both the test and the criteria applied to be of selective ability will be common to both schools.  All girls who have passed the Selective Eligibility Test will receive an invitation to sit the Nonsuch and Wallington Second Stage Entrance Examination (hereafter NWSSEE).

 

What is in the NWSSEE?

There are two elements: an English test and a Maths test. They will not be multiple-choice. Each paper will be around 45 minutes to 1 hour long. The tests will not include verbal reasoning or non-verbal reasoning. There is no comprehension paper for English in the NWSSEE.

 

Can I get specimen papers or sample questions for the NWSSEE?

We do not provide specimen papers. The content of the English and Maths tests is broadly based on the Key Stage 2 curriculum.

You can find examples of the sorts of questions asked for both the English and Maths Selective Eligibility Tests by clicking on the links below:

Click here for some further information about the NWSSEE English paper.

You can find examples of the sorts of questions which might be set in the NWSSEE by clicking on the links below:

NWSSEE English Sample Questions

NWSSEE Maths Sample Questions & Answers

 

Where can my daughter do her working out in the Maths paper?

If there is not enough space on the paper, candidates will be given rough paper to do any working out. This will be collected in and thrown away. It will not be marked.

 

Will my daughter’s working out receive any marks in the Maths paper?

No. Only the answer your daughter puts on the answer paper will be marked.

 

What is the pass mark in the NWSSEE?

It is not possible to state a pass mark in advance of the examination. The pass mark will be decided after the papers have been marked.

 

Does my daughter’s score in the Selective Eligibility Test count towards her final total score?

The marks in the NWSSEE will be added to half of the aggregate mark achieved in the SET, with each part carrying equal weight, to create a total score in the Entrance Test.

 

Does my daughter have to pass both parts of the NWSSEE?

Yes. Candidates must pass BOTH parts of the NWSSEE to be eligible for a place. The marks in these tests will then be added to half of the mark achieved in the Selective Eligibility Test and each part will carry equal weight.

 

Do you make allowances for age (as in a child whose birthday is at one end of the school year)?

Yes. Age standardisation is applied to the results of the Selective Eligibility Test and each of the English and Maths tests which make up the NWSSEE before the aggregate score is calculated.

 

Can my daughter sit the test overseas?

Candidates can sit the NWSSEE overseas as long as they have passed the Selective Eligibility Test and as long as the test centre guarantees that the tests are taken in suitable test conditions.

 

How many children will sit the NWSSEE?

All the girls who pass the Selective Eligibility Test will be invited to sit the NWSSEE.

 

Can my daughter sit the NWSSEE if she has not sat the Selective Eligibility Test?

No. It is a requirement that your daughter sits and passes the Selective Eligibility Test in order for her to sit the NWSSEE.

 

Are there any other opportunities to sit the NWSSEE?

There are no alternative dates to sit the NWSSEE except in the case of illness on the day for which a signed medical certificate covering Saturday 25 September will be required.

 

Can we request a morning or afternoon slot for the NWSSEE?

No.  In view of the number of candidates, it is not possible to manage requests for a specific time during the test day. 

 

What if my child has additional needs and will need access arrangements?

You will have already provided details of these when completing the online registration for your child to sit the Selective Eligibility Test. You will have been informed of the arrangements that will be put in place for your child at the NWSSEE.

 

When do I find out the outcome of the NWSSEE?

You will be notified by email whether or not your child has passed the NWSSEE prior to the CAF deadline. Please note that because of oversubscription, many candidates who pass the entrance test will not be made an offer on National Offer Day.

 

I am no longer interested in a place at Nonsuch or Wallington Girls; what should I do?

If you are no longer interested in a place at either school, then your daughter does not need to sit the NWSSEE. If this is the case, it would be appreciated if you could email admissions@girlslearningtrust.org to let us know.

 

I have a question that isn’t covered here; what should I do?

Please email admissions@girlslearningtrust.org

Key Dates for Year 5 Parents

Advice Relating to the Entrance Tests

ADVICE RELATING TO THE SELECTIVE ELIGIBILITY TEST

The Selective Eligibility Test (hereafter SET) is made up of two papers; a multiple-choice Maths paper and a multiple-choice English paper. Candidates record their answers on a separate answer sheet by filling in a lozenge-shape for answer A, B, C, D or E. You can see an example of the answer sheet here. If candidates change their mind about the answer, they need to rub out the wrong answer as fully as possible and replace it with the new answer. The exam papers take between 40 and 50 minutes each and there is a rest and toilet break between the two.

You can find examples of the sorts of questions asked for both the English and Maths Selective Eligibility Tests by clicking on the links below:

English SET Sample Questions

Maths SET Sample Questions

ADVICE RELATING TO THE NONSUCH & WALLINGTON SECOND STAGE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION

Those candidates who reach the minimum qualifying mark in the SET are invited back to sit the Nonsuch & Wallington Second Stage Entrance Examination (hereafter NWSSEE). The outcome of the NWSSEE is valid for applications to Nonsuch High School for Girls and Wallington High School for Girls.

There are two tests, one in Maths and one in English. Neither of them is multiple choice. They last between 40 and 50 minutes and there is a rest and toilet break between the two. In line with common practice at Primary School, candidates are expected to use pencil for the Maths paper and black biro or pen for the English paper.

The questions set in both parts of the entrance examinations (SET and NWSSEE) broadly match what is commonly covered at Key Stage 2 at Primary School. Candidates will need to adapt their learning to tackle some of the questions.

Candidates sometimes come to the NWSSEE with an English composition that they have learned by heart. However, they must write about the subject as shown on the question paper. If they write about another subject, which they have prepared in advance, they will be given a much lower mark.

There is no comprehension paper for English in the NWSSEE.

Click here for some further information about the NWSSEE English paper.

You can find examples of the sorts of questions which might be set in the NWSSEE by clicking on the links below:

NWSSEE English Sample Questions

NWSSEE Maths Sample Questions & Answers