Senior Admissions ( 11+ )
We understand that choosing the right Senior school and getting the right support for your child is a big decision and we aim to make the admissions process as simple and smooth as possible for our prospective families. Our dedicated admissions team and teaching staff in the Lower and Middle School are here to ensure you have a seamless journey at the different entry points and are on hand to explain our entrance procedures. Whether your child is starting Senior School or joining us in upper year groups, we are here to support you.
The main entry points are; 1st Form, 3rd Form and 6th Form and we also accept entries into the different year groups. Scholarships are available for 1st, 3rd and 6th Form and this information and deadlines can be found in our Scholarship information section of the website.
The Senior School at Wisbech Grammar School provides pupils with a wealth of opportunities, both academically and in a range of co-curricular activities. As an independent School, we can go beyond the narrow conﬁnes of the curriculum and do not put a ceiling on learning by rigidly adhering to set speciﬁcations. Education is about ﬁnding an individual’s level – because every pupil is unique. At Wisbech Grammar School, we go beyond ‘teaching to the exam’ – rather we deepen a pupil’s understanding of a subject and enhance their learning by providing a positive and inspiring learning environment in which each child can thrive.
“This has been a gratifying year for GCSEs at Wisbech Grammar School considering the curriculum changes, the move to the new 9-1 and more rigorous grading system. Once again, we are well ahead of the National pass rates overall and at the top end. This is especially pleasing given many of our papers are the more challenging IGCSE qualification. I am incredibly pleased by their achievements, the dedication of the staff and last, but by no means least, the support from parents/guardians” Chris Staley Headmaster
- 50% of the year group achieving top grades in their examinations (A* to B or 9 to 6) which is the same figure as last year’s cohort
- 91% of pupils achieving 9-4 in both English and Maths
- An overall pass rate of 90% (pupils achieving A* to C or 9 to 4)
These results demonstrate that through inspiring teaching, tailoring learning to individual pupil needs, great progress can be made. Many pupils achieved results they would not have thought possible when we began our learning journey. I am proud of everyone associated with these results.”
Next steps in admissions process
Step 1 - Enquire About A Place
To enquire about a place and discover more about our School please contact our Admissions Team on 01945 586750 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 2 – Visit the School
The best way to get to know the School is via a personal tour on a School day, when any questions you may have can be answered prior to your child joining us. We also run a number of open events which you and your child are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Step 3 - Register Your Child
The next step is to register your child by completing the Registration Form. Your registration will be confirmed once payment of the registration fee has been received.
If you require a Bursary or would like to know more about becoming a Scholar, at this stage please enquire for our Bursary or Scholarship application pack.
Step 4 - Sit Our Entrance Assessment
Once you have completed and returned your registration form, we will be in contact to arrange for your child to sit our entrance assessment and attend an interview with the Headmaster and Senior teaching staff.
Step 5 - Attend a Taster Day
Your son or daughter will be invited to attend a Taster Day to ensure that the teaching and learning experiences on offer at Wisbech Grammar School will provide your child with the best possible educational journey to meet their needs.
Step 6 - Offer of A Place
After your child has successfully completed the entrance assessment, and we feel that Wisbech Grammar School is the right academic setting for them, our Admissions Team will send out offer letters, parent contracts and acceptance forms.
If you have applied for a Bursary, an offer of a place is reserved for your son or daughter, subject to the outcomes of your Bursary application and decision of the Bursary panel.