WALLINGTON COUNTY GRAMMAR SCHOOL
25th September 2015
I would like to personally congratulate your son on the considerable achievement of reaching the pass mark required for admission into Wallington County Grammar School.
Following our decision to reduce the testing process for young people wishing to access the selective system, we do not expect you to enter your son for a second test to gain a place at our school. Our pass mark for this test is considerably higher than that of other selective entrance schools and so you should feel very proud of your son’s achievement.
Wallington has recently achieved some of its best ever public examination results at both GCSE and at A Level and is enjoying a period of stability as it looks to cement itself as one of the leading schools in the country.
Having passed the Selective Eligibility Test (SET) and reached the expectations of the Governing Body this means that you can now list Wallington County Grammar School as a preference on the Common Application Form (CAF) by the deadline of 31st October 2015. We strongly advise you to list the School as a high preference on your CAF to stand a better chance of gaining entry for September 2016. The number of parents listing the school as their first preference has dramatically increased in recent years and so we would urge you to bear this in mind should you wish to secure a place here.
Wallington County Grammar School have decided not to hold a second stage test as we feel, and have felt for the vast majority of our 88 year history, that one test is more than enough to give an accurate indication of whether a child may be suitable for selective education. Also, by reducing the testing process, we believe we are removing some of the unnecessary demands placed upon your son by a second stage test, reflecting the outstanding pastoral care that we at Wallington County Grammar School pride ourselves on.
You may wish to read more about the School, why we have reduced the testing process or about the Admissions Criteria for Wallington. If so, please visit our website at www.wcgs.org.uk
Thank you for considering Wallington County Grammar School and rest assured that it is the perfect place for your son to mature and develop as he strives to reach his personal best and become a leader of tomorrow.
Your commitment to your son's future is the reason he will succeed and we look forward to working with your family through the next exciting stage of his life.
Mr J J Wilden
Wallington County Grammar School