Year 7 Admissions

School Year 2019-2020

Admission is based on the results of the School’s Entrance Test.  We administer the Test as part of a Consortium of grammar schools in Shropshire, Walsall and Wolverhampton.  The Test will be held on Monday 17th September 2018.

Please note:  The consortium of grammar schools in Shropshire, Walsall and Wolverhampton has agreed that the Entrance Test for 2019-2020, will NOT be re-arranged for candidates who are engaged in pre-planned activities, such as school trips, on the test date.

Process

To be considered for a place at this School, parents/their daughters must complete the following:

  1. Parents must apply to the School/Consortium to take the Entrance Test
  2. Girls must sit the Entrance Test
  3. Parents must complete a separate application to their home Local Authority listing Queen Mary’s High School as a preference

1.  Application to the School/Consortium to take the Entrance Test

Applications must be made via the Consortium’s online applications portal.  This will be made available in April 2018.

2.  Taking the Entrance Test

The Entrance Test will take place on Monday 17th September 2018.

The Test comprises two papers of about an hour each, which assess verbal reasoning/English, non-verbal reasoning and mathematics.  Admission to the School is based on performance in the Test.  A number of places will be allocated to Looked After/Pupil Premium children, whose scores exceed a minimum qualifying score.  Further details can be found in our Admissions Arrangements (see below).

3.  Applications to your home Local Authority Applications

Applications to the Local Authority need to be completed in accordance with your home Local Authority’s application process.  This may be online or by completing their Preference/Common Application Form.  We expect the deadline for parent applications to their home Local Authority to be on or around 31st October 2018.  Places are allocated by parents’ home Local Authority, on or around 1st March 2019.  Parents must check their own Local Authority’s deadlines.

Timetable

The provisional timetable for admissions in September 2019 is as following:

  • Application forms and admissions arrangements available from April 2018
  • Open evening – 26th April 2018
  • Closing date for applications to the School to sit the Test – Friday 6th July 2018
  • Entrance Test day – Monday 17th September 2018
  • Test results posted to parents – October 2018 (date to be confirmed)
  • Parents must complete their Local Authority application – 31st October 2018 (please check)

Please choose from the following menu:
QMHS Admission Arrangements 2019 – 2020
Link to Admissions page
Admissions leaflet for Sept 2019 entry

Online Application form for entry to Year 7 September 2019
Sample Paper

School Year 2018-2019

There are 120 places for girls at Queen Mary’s High School for entry to year 7 in September 2018.  Admission is based on the results of the School’s Entrance Test.  We administer the Test as part of a Consortium of grammar schools in Shropshire, Walsall and Wolverhampton.  The Entrance Test was held in September 2017.  Parents also had to list this School as one of their preferences when completing their Local Authority application forms.

The School informed parents of their daughter’s Test result in October 2017.  The actual allocation of places is managed by the candidate’s home Local Authority, in a coordinated admissions scheme with other Local Authorities.  Local Authorities will inform parents which school their daughter has been allocated a place at on 1st March 2018.  Parents should not contact the school to find out if their daughter has been offered a place, as places are allocated by their Local Authority.  All enquiries should be directed to your home Local Authority.

For girls who sat the Test and were allocated a placed at another school by their Local Authority, their names will automatically go on the school’s waiting list if Queen Mary’s High School was listed as a higher preference on the Local Authority application.  The waiting list is maintained by Walsall Council’s School Admissions team.  If initial offers to the School are declined, places will become available to girls on the waiting list in accordance with our Admissions Arrangements (see below).

The waiting list will not be available until the end of March 2018.  The list is maintained by Walsall Council so please do not call the School for information regarding the waiting list.  The waiting list will be maintained until 31st December 2018 in accordance with our Admissions Arrangements.

If Parents have not already applied to the School and the Local Authority and wish to be considered for a place (for example due to relocation from another part of the country) then they should contact the school by telephone or email.
Admissions Arrangements for school year 2018-2019
General Information for entry September 2018
Frequently Asked Questions 2018
Appeal form 2018
Admission Appeals Timetable 2018