Year 7 Admissions

On-Line Entrance Test Registration Portal closed on the 5th July 2019 at 4.00pm

 

The deadline for registration for the Consortium entrance test has now passed.

 

On-line registrations submitted after the closing date may be rejected.

 

Should you wish to make a late, on-line registration for your daughter, to sit the Consortium entrance test, as a matter of urgency, please would you write to the school, giving your daughter’s full name and date of birth.  You will also need to provide written information outlining the reasons for wanting to make a late submission and this will be considered by the School.

A notification letter giving information on the outcome of the test will be sent week commencing 14th October 2019 by post to all applicants by each school to which they applied in time for the completion of the LA preference form.

 

For Entry to Year 7 in 2020

 

Wolverhampton Girls’ High School- DATES FOR OPEN EVENTS

 

Information for Admission to Year 7 in September 2020

We welcome visitors to the school for the above events. Appointments are not necessary.

The Entrance Test for entry to Year 7 in September 2020 will be held on:

Monday, 16 September 2019.

Information about how to register your daughter for the Entrance Test will be available at one of the above events or from the School website following 1st April 2019

Registration for the Entrance Test must have taken place by:

5 July 2019 at 4.00pm at the very latest.

Familiarisation Sessions

The following Familiarisation Sessons have been arranged. Please follow this link to register your attendance:
 

https://forms.gle/YPZwFeWHQ9R5DUrt6​

Year 7 Admissions (2020-2021)

For admissions at age 11 to Year 7 of the school, the Governing Body participates in the Local Authority’s co-ordinated admissions scheme for maintained secondary schools.


Parents will be offered their highest available preference of school for which their daughter meets the criteria by their home Local Authority on 1 March.


Admission to Year 7 is determined by the performance of candidates in an entrance test, taking into account the priority categories for the allocation of places. Only girls who attain the required standard in the prescribed arrangements for selection by reference to ability will be eligible to be considered for admission to the school.


The entrance test is open to girls who will be no older than 11 years of age on 31st August 2020.

Application Procedures

Parents who wish their daughter to be considered for a place in Year 7 from 1st September 2020 must register her for the entrance test by completing and returning the Registration Form to the school by the specified date. This is available to collect from the school or alternatively is published electronically on the Wolverhampton Girls’ High School website.


Parents must also complete a Common Application Form. The parents of children resident in Wolverhampton should visit the Wolverhampton City Council website to obtain the Secondary Composite Prospectus and Common Application Form. The parents of children not resident in Wolverhampton must obtain a composite prospectus and Common Application Form from the Local Authority in whose area they live. This must also be completed and returned by the specified date to their home Local Authority, following the guidelines given in the composite prospectus, and ensuring that Wolverhampton Girls’ High School is named as one of their preferred schools. If Wolverhampton Girls’ High School is not named on the Common Application Form, no offer of a place will be made, even if the child has taken the entrance test.

 

Admission Number

The number of intended admission for the year commencing 1st September 2020 will be 180.

Entrance Test

Admission to Year 7 of the school on 1st September 2020 will be determined on the performance of all candidates in an entrance test and by taking into account the priority categories for the allocation of places.


Arrangements for taking the test will be announced by the Governing Body in the local press during the Spring Term 2019.


Where a candidate is ill on the day of testing, arrangements will be made for the test to be taken on an alternative date. In such cases the candidate will need to provide a medical note within 5 days of the test date. Any other exceptional circumstances for non-attendance should be notified in writing to the school prior to the test. The school cannot make allowance for test performance which may have been adversely affected by illness or by any other exceptional circumstance.

Out of Cohort Candidates

Parents who wish their daughter to be considered for entry to Year 7 in September 2020, where she was born either before 1st September 2008 or after 31st August 2009, should write to the Headteacher outlining the reasons for the request. The Headteacher will then seek the views of the Governors’ Admissions Committee which will assess the request. Parents should note that a student can only take the Entrance Test for entry into Year 7 once. Therefore, if applying a year ahead of the cohort, a student would not be able to take the following year’s test. In addition, an In Year Transfer Test is not possible for entry into Year 7 where a student has already taken the Entrance Test for entrance into Year 7.

Allocation of Places

The school makes the arrangements for girls to sit the entrance test and for it to be marked independently. In order to inform their choice of schools for their daughter, parents are sent a notification letter (October 2019) containing information about their daughter’s performance in the entrance test.


At the point of registration, parents are asked to confirm if their daughter qualifies for Pupil Premium. Where this is the case, proof will be requested by the school as outlined on the school website and must be provided by the parent for their daughter to be treated as a Pupil Premium candidate, before their daughter sits the test.


A qualifying score will be set for use in Stage One of the Allocations process as outlined below.


On National Offer day, 180 places are offered at the School through the Co-ordinated Local Authorities Admission Scheme. In advance of this date, data is provided to the Local Authority to enable it to make these offers.


Where more than 180 applications are received, the allocation of places will be completed in the following ways:


Stage 1 – Allocation of places to Looked After Children and Pupil Premium students

 

  1. The school sets a qualifying score. This is set in October 2019 and communicated to parents through the notification letter. Students who satisfy the criteria outlined in points 2 or 3 below will receive an automatic offer of a place where the entry criteria are met.
     

  2. A “Looked After Child2”, or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, child arrangements order, or special guardianship order, will be offered a place if they have achieved a score equal to or exceeding the qualifying score.
     

  3. The first twenty “Pupil Premium” students, as at the time of taking the test, whose test scores are ranked highest in the merit order, and have achieved a test score equal to or exceeding the qualifying score, will be offered a place . Proof of “Pupil Premium” status will be required in line with the requirements requested by the school and outlined on the school website.
     

  4. Remaining Pupil Premium students will be slotted back into the full order of merit for consideration under the subsequent stage of the process.​

 

Stage 2 – Allocations of remaining places in order of merit

The scores are put into a table in merit order according to the performance of each girl in the Entrance Test. This table is sent to the Local Authority. Following the allocation of places under Stage 1 of this process, the remaining places are allocated in strict order of merit in accordance with girls’ scores in the test.


Before 1st September 2020, parents of successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of the date of birth of their daughter in the form of a short form birth certificate or other documentation acceptable to the School.


Joint Lowest Last Place Score – Stage 1


In the event that more than one candidate obtains the last score for the twenty Pupil Premium places a tie break process will be followed. Priority will be allocated to:


Those living nearest to the school. The measurement between home and school will be determined by the straight line measurement from the designated home address3 to the school using computerised software. For applications from the same block of flats that have the same designated point, the allocation will be decided by lot. Where parents have shared responsibility for the girl and the girl lives with both parents for part of the week then the main residence will be determined as the address where the girl lives for the majority of the school week during term time. Parents may be requested to supply documentary evidence to support the address used for the application.


Joint Lowest Last Place Score – Stage 2

In the event that more than one candidate obtains the last score a tie break process will be followed. Priority will be allocated in the following order:

  1. A “Looked After Child4”, or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, child arrangements order, or special guardianship order (in the event that the score falls below the Qualifying Score and so has not secured an automatic place).
     

  2. A Pupil Premium student, as at the time of taking the test. Proof of “Pupil Premium” status will be required in line with the requirements requested by the school and outlined on the school website (in the event that the score falls above the Qualifying Score and has not been allocated a place at Stage 1).
     

  3. A Pupil Premium student, as at the time of taking the test. Proof of “Pupil Premium” status will be required in line with the requirements requested by the school and outlined on the school website (in the event that the score falls below the Qualifying Score and so has not secured an automatic place).
     

  4. Those living nearest to the school. The measurement between home and school will be determined by the straight line measurement from the designated home address3 to the school using computerised software. For applications from the same block of flats that have the same designated point, the allocation will be decided by lot. Where parents have shared responsibility for the girl and the girl lives with both parents for part of the week then the main residence will be determined as the address where the girl lives for the majority of the school week during term time. Parents may be requested to supply documentary evidence to support the address used for the application.
     

  5. Twins, triplets, multiple births – in this situation, in the event that there is a tie between sisters who live at the same address, the place will be allocated to the first born and in cases where this is not known, the allocation will be decided by lot.​

Late Applications

It is essential that the Registration Form for the entrance test is received by the specified date. In exceptional circumstances, late applications must be submitted to the school with supporting evidence to provide the reasons for the late application. This will be considered and if accepted provision will be made for the child to sit the test at an alternative date.


Candidates who make a late application to their home local authority after the deadline date of 31st October 2019 and subsequently take the test late are considered a late applicant. Such candidates will be inserted into the order of merit following the initial allocation of places on 1st March 2020.

 

Waiting List

Following completion of the annual co-ordinated admissions procedure, should places then become available, girls will normally only be considered for admission if their standardised score in the entrance test is within 2% of the girl with the lowest score to have been offered an automatic place at initial offer stage (March 2020). On 1st March, the School will establish the lowest score to gain an automatic place at the School. From here the School will then calculate that any scores falling within 2% of the girl with the lowest score to have been offered an automatic place, are of the required standard. These candidates will make up the waiting list.


A candidate’s position on the waiting list will be determined solely in accordance with the oversubscription criteria, outlined under Stages 1 and 2, allocation of places. Where places become vacant they will be allocated to candidates on the waiting list in accordance with this criteria. The waiting list will be reordered in accordance with the oversubscription criteria whenever anyone is added to or leaves it.


The waiting list will be automatically generated after initial offers have been notified and maintained until the end of the Autumn Term 2020 by Wolverhampton Local Authority. Following this date, a waiting list will be held in line with the arrangements outlined in the In Year Admissions section of these arrangements.

Appeals

In the event of a place not being offered, parents have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel. The intention to do so must be indicated in writing to the school by the date specified. Parents will then be sent the necessary forms. Once an appeal has been lodged, parents will receive information about the appeal process, including details as to when and where the appeal will be held.

 

Equality Act 2010

Parents who consider that their daughter has a disability under the terms of the Equality Act 2010 and/or Special Educational Need which would disadvantage her during the application of the school’s admission procedures should provide further written information, at the time of registration, so that consideration can be given to making any reasonable arrangements for the candidate.

 

1 Admission arrangements means the overall procedure, practices, criteria and supplementary information to be used in deciding on the allocation of school places and refers to any device or means used to determine whether a school place is to be offered.
 

2 A 'looked after child' is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see the definition in section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989).
 

The normal place of residence on weekdays and nights. The home address of a child is considered to be the permanent residence of a child in a residential property when the place is offered. The address must be the child’s main residence and is either: owned by the child’s parent/carer or guardian or leased to or rented by the child’s parent/carer or guardian under lease or written rental agreement.

A 'looked after child' is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see the definition in section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989).