Admissions for the start of Year 7

For September 2020 WGSG has agreed with KCC to accept a bulge year of 180 students. This is a full class larger than the usual PAN of 150 students and reflects the exceptional demand for places this year.

Applications for places to start in Year 7 must be made through your Local Education Authority using the Secondary Common Application Form (SCAF).  Your daughter’s primary school will have copies of your LEA Admission to Secondary School booklet which provides information on the admission process for transfer from Year 6 to Year 7.  Applications can be made on line through your LEA website or using the SCAF.

Admissions to Year 7 for Wilmington Grammar School for Girls are co-ordinated by Kent County Council (KCC). Information regarding admission to Kent schools is found here.

Entry to Wilmington Grammar School for Girls is via the Kent Procedure for Entrance to Secondary Schools Age 11 Assessment Tests (PESE).

Parents must register for their daughter to take the PESE test with KCC.  Registration is usually open during June each year.  Please check the KCC website to confirm the exact closing date.  Late registrations are not accepted unless you are moving into the area.

Only those students who are assessed as suitable for a grammar school education will be offered a place.  Places are offered in accordance with the Admissions Policy as published by the Governing Body.

Supplementary Form

You only need to complete a Supplementary Form if you:

(1) have a sibling currently attending WGSG or WGSB

(2) your daughter has been registered for free school meals in the last 6 years and you live within a 3 mile radius of the school.  If this applies to you, you will need to get a letter from your daughter's school confirming this.

The supplementary form can be found below.


If your child is due to start secondary school in September 2020 you can appeal between 2nd March -27th March 2020 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard by 15th June 2020.   For applications made in the normal admission round, appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals.  For late applications, appeals should be heard within 40 schools days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 schools days of the appeals being lodged.  You cannot appeal for a place at a school you have not applied for.

Key Dates

Thursday 31st October 2019 (midnight)

Submit your Secondary Common Application Form to your Local Authority

Monday 2nd March 2020

National Offer Day: emails sent after 4pm and letters sent 1st class post

Monday 16th March 2020

Deadline for late applications and waiting list requests to be included in the Kent County Council reallocation stage.  

Also the date by which places should be accepted or declined to the school

Friday 27th March 2020

Deadline for lodging appeals

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Kent County Council to reallocate places that have become available from the schools' waiting list. 

The school will maintain the waiting list from this date.

In Year Admissions

Unfortunately we are over-subscribed in Years 7-8 at our school and therefore cannot offer a place to anyone who applies directly to us. You may contact the Admissions Officer to discuss this further.  Admission part way through the preparation for GCSE examinations (i.e. Years 10 and 11) is not advisable, therefore the school would only admit a student after the start of Year 9 in exceptional circumstances where a place is available.

For details concerning our Admissions policy to WG6 please refer to our WG6 website


Admissions to Year 12

Wilmington Grammar School for Girls offers a collaborative Sixth Form – WG6 - in partnership with Wilmington Grammar School for Boys.

WG6 admits boys and girls to follow AS/A Level courses if they achieve the required GCSE grades for the courses chosen. 

Full details can be viewed here