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Wallington County Grammar School 11 plus: a parents' guide for 2022

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Wallington County Grammar School is a state grammar school for ages 11-18. The school has a co-educational sixth form and is one of the highest-ranking state schools in the country based on its A Level and GCSE results.

The school was established in 1927 and has the motto of ‘Per Ardua ad Summa’ (Through Difficulties to the Heights). Girls have been admitted to the sixth form from September 1999.

11 plus information for Wallington County Grammar School

  • Address: Wallington County Grammar School, Croydon Road, Wallington, Surrey, SM6 7PH

  • County: London Borough of Sutton (Surrey)

  • Admissions contact: [email protected]

  • School type: boys' grammar

  • Number of pupils: 1,095

  • Number of places in Year 7: 150

  • Open day date: September 2022

  • 11 plus exam dates: 13th September 2022

  • Exam board type: Sutton Selective Eligibility Test (SET)

Wallington County Grammar School term dates

Wallington County Grammar School's term dates for 2022-23 are:

  • Autumn term: 6th September - 16th December

  • Half term: 19th October - 28th October

  • Spring term: 4th January - 31st March

  • Half term: 13th - 20th February

  • Summer term: 18th April - 21st July

  • Half term: 29th May - 2nd June

Admissions process for Wallington County Grammar School

You will need to register your child for the Selective Eligibility Test on the Wallington County Grammar School website.

Wallington County Grammar School is part of the Pan-London Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme. As well as registering for the SET, you will need to complete the Common Application Form (CAF) issued by your Local Authority, naming Wallington County Grammar School as one of your chosen schools.

Year 7 places for students who pass the SET are allocated in order of the following priorities:

  • Children with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC)

  • Children who are or have been looked after

  • Children ranked according to their attainment in the SET

  • Applicants in receipt of the Pupil Premium

  • Sutton postcodes

  • Children of permanent school staff

Success in the SET at Wallington Grammar does not necessarily mean securing a place, as many more students pass than there are available places.

What is the catchment area for Wallington County Grammar School?

The following postcodes are prioritised for admissions to Wallington County Grammar School: SM1, SM2, SM3, SM4, SM5, SM6, SM7, KT4 8–, CR0 4–, and CR4 4–.

The Wallington County Grammar School 11 plus exam format

Wallington County Grammar School uses the Sutton Selective Eligibility Test (SET), which is taken in the September of Year 6. The SET is made up of two papers, both consisting of multiple-choice questions:

  1. English (40-50 minutes)

  2. Maths (40-50 minutes)

These papers are based on the Key Stage 2 national curriculum and do not include verbal reasoning or non-verbal reasoning questions.

Students who pass the SET are then required to take an additional School Admission Standard test which is written by the school itself. This consists of two written papers in English and maths (no multiple-choice questions).

How to prepare for the Wallington County Grammar School 11 plus

‘Little and often’ is the best way to build up your child’s mastery of the 11 plus material so they can perform at their best on test day. Beginning as early as possible also makes the exam preparation process a lot less stressful. Once your child is familiar with the 11 plus topics, a great way to help them practice their exam technique is to try online mock tests.

How Atom can help your child prepare for the Wallington County Grammar School 11 plus

At Atom Learning, we have over 90,000 teacher-written practice questions and unlimited mock tests that mirror the format and structure of Wallington County Grammar School's 11 plus. We also offer live exam prep courses and lessons to help build their skills in a friendly, encouraging, and interactive way. You can start your 5-day free trial of Nucleus today to ensure your child is fully confident and prepared for the 11 plus.


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