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. For further information, please visit www.wirral.gov.uk using the link below.
Applying from Wirral
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 on-line at www.Wirral.gov.uk/Schools, youth and adult learning/School admissions/Apply for a Primary or Secondary school place. This is required to ensure that the correct number of test papers are ordered.
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 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: for other English authorities, if you want your child/ward to be considered for a place here you need to contact your Local Authority and complete an application following their procedures, this will then be sent to Wirral Local Authority. If you live outside 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.
Applying for a place after the start of Year 7
To apply for assessment in Years 7 - 9 please complete an ‘In Year Transfer for Secondary aged children’ form from Wirral Borough Council. Please contact the school for information regarding the assessment process.