Back to blog

Wallington High School for Girls 11 plus: a parents' guide for 2022

School guides

Contents

Wallington High School for Girls is located in Sutton and is an entirely selective girls’ grammar school founded in 1888. Its twin school is Wallington County Grammar School, a boys’ school. The school has an excellent academic reputation, specialising in STEM and languages.

11 plus information for Wallington High School for Girls

  • Address: Wallington High School for Girls, Woodcote Road, Wallington, Surrey, SM6 0PH

  • County: London Borough of Sutton (Surrey)

  • Admissions contact: [email protected]

  • School type: girls' grammar

  • Number of pupils: 1,303

  • Number of places in Year 7: 210

  • Open day date: July 2022

  • 11 plus exam dates: 13th September 2022

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

Wallington High School for Girls term dates

Wallington High School for Girls' term dates for 2022-23 are:

  • Autumn term: 6th September - 16th December

  • Half term: 24th October - 4th November

  • Spring term: 3rd January - 31st March

  • Half term: 13th - 17th February

  • Summer term: 17th April - 21st July

  • Half term: 29th May - 2nd June

Admissions process for Wallington High School for Girls

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

Wallington High School for Girls 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 High School for Girls as one of your chosen schools.

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

  • Children who are or have been looked after

  • Children ranked according to their attainment in the SET, irrespective of home address

  • Applicants in receipt of the Pupil Premium subject to 11 plus results and irrespective of home address

  • Applicants within the catchment area in order of SET result

What is the catchment area for Wallington High School for Girls?

The catchment area for Wallington High School for Girls is designated as anywhere within a radius of 6.7 kilometres from the school’s main entrance. The address used to register for admission with the Local Authority should be the child’s permanent address. In the case of tied entrance exam scores, proximity to the school will also be used as a means of priority.

The Wallington High School for Girls 11 plus exam format

Wallington High School for Girls 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 High School for Girls 11 plus

The best way to get your child engaged and focused on their preparation for the 11 plus is by practicing regularly, in small chunks, to build up stamina and familiarity with the content. As a result, it’s best to begin preparing as early as possible. Not only will this make the process less stressful, but it will also give your child the best chance at success on exam day.

Once they have mastered the content needed for the 11 plus, online mock tests are a great way for your child to practice their exam technique and get to grips with the format of an 11 plus test from home.

How Atom can help your child prepare for the Wallington High School for Girls 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 High School for Girls' 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.


We know how crucial this time is, so our team is on hand to support you and your family every step of the way. You can book a call with one of our Education Experts to ask any questions you may have about entry to Wallington High School for Girls or the Sutton Selective Eligibility Test:

Book a call

If you're looking for exclusive tips and resources to help your child master key subjects, excel in exams, and build academic confidence, join Atom's email list: Get expert tips and resources direct to your inbox for Key Stage 2 education and entrance exam prep

Atom

Learning

Follow Atom Learning

Atom Learning Ltd. is registered and incorporated in England and Wales. Company Registration Number: 10867907 VAT number: 316903508 Copyright Atom Learning Ltd. All rights reserved.