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Year 7 Admissions

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Students regularly apply to WKGS from the Wirral, Chester, North Wales, Liverpool, Warrington and beyond. All  students joining Year 7 need to pass the 11+, which is taken in Year 6 and administered by Wirral Local Authority. 

All students, both local and those living outside of the area, will take the tests at one of the Grammar schools based in Wirral. An Assessment Request Form will need to be completed and the deadline is 31 May of Year 5. The form is available from 1 May by following the button below. 

Register for 11+ assessment

Applying from Wirral

Following the results of the 11+ and by 31 October of Year 6  if you live within Wirral Borough Council Local Authority region: complete a Wirral Parental Preference Form. This can be completed on-line via Wirral Borough Council’s website www.Wirral.gov.uk/Schools, youth and adult learning/School admissions/Apply for a Primary or Secondary school place.

You will need to place West Kirby Grammar School as your preference on your home Local Authority admissions form.

APPLYING FOR A PLACE AT WKGS

Applying from Outside Wirral

If applying from Liverpool or Cheshire, you should obtain a preference form from the primary school or your Local Authority.  

Following the results of the 11+ and by 31 October of Year 6  if you live outside Wirral Borough Council Local Authority region but in another English authority (e.g. Cheshire West & Chester), you need to contact your Local Authority and complete an application following their procedures, with WKGS listed as first preference, this will then be sent to Wirral Local Authority.

If you live outside of England, e.g. in Wales you will need to apply online and complete a Wirral Parental Preference Form at www.wirral.gov.uk/schooladmissions

You will need to place West Kirby Grammar School as your first preference on your home Local Authority admissions form.

Admissions Policy

Appeals

All appeals against any admissions decision are coordinated by Wirral Borough Council and further details can be found using the link below.

Link to Wirral School Admission Appeals Details

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Prospective families are welcome to visit us during the normal school day.  We hold regular open tours which are bookable through the button below. 

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