Queen Mary's High School

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Admissions Arrangements

Queen Mary’s High School (“the school”) is an Academy for girls aged 11-18 years and is designated as a selective grammar school under S104 of the School Standards and Framework Act, 1998. The school provides free education for pupils from the ages of 11 to 18. Only girls are admitted to Years 7 to 11, but both girls and boys may enter in Year 12.  

The School is an Academy and the Governors, not the Local Authority, are responsible for the admission arrangements. There is no charge or cost related to the admission of a child to the school. The School has no defined catchment area. All parents living both within and beyond the Borough of Walsall may apply to have their daughters admitted to Years 7 to 11 and their daughters and sons admitted to Year 12 of the School. 

Admission to the school is on the basis of selection by reference to ability. Only girls who attain the required standard in the prescribed arrangements for selection are eligible to be considered for admission to the school. These arrangements require that prospective pupils are considered for admission on the basis of a combined score, standardised according to the age of the pupil, on standardised tests of verbal, numerical and non-verbal reasoning ability. All girls born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014 will have attained the age of 11 years by 1 September 2025 are eligible to apply for admission in September 2025. 

Admission in Year 7 

Admission to Year 7 is determined by the performance of candidates in an entrance examination and the availability of places. Candidates who sat this exam may be placed on the school’s waiting list for places, which is maintained until the end of the first term. After this time please contact the school for more information. 

Further details of the arrangements for entry in Year 7 can be seen by following separate Year 7 tab under admissions 

Information on the School’s appeals process is shown here: Year 7 Appeals 

Admission in Years 8 to 11

Admission of applicants during Year 7 who have applied after the Exam waiting list is closed and those who wish to apply to enter Years 8 to 11, is determined by attainment in academic tests administered by the School. These are also dependent upon vacancies existing in the relevant Year group. Please email the school for further details. 

Admission in Years 12 

Admission to the Sixth Form (Year 12) is determined by performance in GCSE or equivalent examinations, and is dependent on vacancies existing in Year 12 and for the subjects chosen. Please see the separate Year 12 tab under Admissions. 

Admissions arrangements 2023-2024 

Admissions arrangements 2024-2025

Admissions arrangements 2025-2026