Admissions & Appeals

If you wish to apply to Wilmington Grammar School for Girls 2024 entry you will need to have registered and sat the Kent Test (Kent procedure for entrance to secondary schools age 11 assessment tests PESE).

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.

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.

To view a virtual tour of our school and welcome from our Head Teacher please click the link below


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 2024, you can appeal if you are refused a place at one of your preferred schools on National Offer Day (Friday 1 March 2024).  You must submit your appeal before 4pm on Friday 5th May (to be confirmed) for it to be considered in the first tranche of appeals. Any appeals received after this time may not be heard until the second tranche which could be in September 2024.

If you wish to appeal you would need to complete a form online. Please do NOT use ANY other appeal form or send your form to your local authority. Further information on how to appeal and the timetable can be found by downloading the document below 'Appeals information and Timetable for WGSG Academic Year 2023 2024'.

Please note that you can only submit an appeal form if you named WGSG on  your Secondary Common Application Form (SCAF) on/by 31st October 2023.

Please see the documents (at the bottom of this page) to support you with the process of making an appeal this year, as well as the key general documentation the school will be providing the appeals panel.

Key Dates

Tuesday 31st October 2023

Submit your Secondary Common Application Form to your Local Authority

Friday 1st March 2024

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

Friday 15th March 2024

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

4pm Friday 5th May 2024 (date TBC)

Deadline for lodging appeals

Thursday 25th April 2024

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

The school will maintain the waiting list from this date.

Sixth Form Appeals

If you have not been offered a place following a Sixth Form application, the law entitles you to appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel. This panel is completely independent of the school and the Local Authority. Appeals for Sixth Form admissions are held online.

Following GCSE results, if you are wishing to lodge an appeal, please consult the appeals timetable below and lodge your appeal using this Sixth Form Appeal Form:

Last day for Lodging appeals

4pm on Tuesday 12th September, 2023 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard.

You MUST state the reasons for your appeal on the online form and supply any documentary evidence at this stage e.g. a copy of your result sheet.

Please note the timetable is very short to enable those appellants who win appeals to start as early into the school year as possible

Appeal Date

Appeals will be heard between September 18-19th.

Please note that you can only appeal if you have been refused a place in writing after making a formal application.  The links below are NOT application forms.

If you wish to appeal, please use this link to complete your appeal online. Please do NOT use ANY other appeal form or send your form to your local authority.

You should include any evidence or supporting material with your appeal form and you MUST give the grounds for your appeal at the time you lodge your appeal form. Your appeal form will not be accepted unless you state the grounds for your appeal. You may appeal for more than one school.

Please note that the online form will ask you to download two utility bills dated in the last THREE months.  If you do not have access to a scanner, please take two photographs with a mobile phone and upload the photographic files.

In Year Admissions

Applications from students wishing to transfer to Wilmington Grammar School for Girls should be made via the school by completing an In Year Casual Application Form (IYCAF).  If places are available applicants will be required to sit admission tests at the school to assess their suitability.

The school admits eligible students who are successful in our admission tests where places are available in Years 7 & 8.  Admission part way through the preparation for GCSE examinations (i.e Years 9, 10 & 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