Wisbech Grammar School is an academically selective co-educational day school for children aged 4 – 18.
The School comprises Magdalene House Preparatory School (ages 4-11), Senior School (ages 11-16) and Upper School/Sixth Form (ages 16-18). The main entry points are Reception aged 4, First Form aged 11, Third Form aged 13 and Sixth Form aged 16, however, children often join in other year groups and throughout the academic year.
The key stages of the admissions process:
|Register for Admission
||Parents may register using the Registration Form and by paying the Registration Fee of £95. This enables your child to attend a Taster Day and also sit the Entrance Assessment. For parents that may require financial assistance, a Bursary Application Pack may also be requested once registered.
|Attend for a Taster Day and Entrance Assessment
Once registered your child attends a Taster Day with their prospective year group to experience the exciting curriculum and extra-curricular activities on offer. The Entrance Assessments can be arranged on the same day or on an alternative day.
Our assessments are nothing to worry about and are designed to explore a child's potential.
For early years they are fun, activity based assessments. For Prep 3 - 6 they are informal, age appropriate computer-based assessments.
In the Senior School, the Assessment comprises Maths and English papers and an interview with the Headmaster. For Sixth Form, places are reserved based on predicted GCSE grades.
|Offer of a place
||Communication regarding whether your child has been successful in their application to the School is within 1 week of undertaking the assessment.
||On acceptance, both parents and children are included in a comprehensive welcome programme and become part of our School community.
Prospective parents and pupils are assured a warm welcome on tours and at introductory meetings with our Headmaster, Mr Chris Staley, or Senior Deputy Head of the Prep School, Mrs Keryn Neaves. Those visits can be scheduled at their convenience and can be requested via the Admissions Team pre-registration. We also extend a warm welcome to any prospective families at our Open Events and ‘Explore the School’ sessions. Please contact the Admissions Team to reserve a place.
You can download our Registration Form and pay the £95 registration fee here:
Electronic Scholarship & Bursary Booklet 2016