Queen Mary’s High School Aspiration and familiarisation programme for primary school children
Queen Mary’s High School aims to provide high quality education for children whatever their financial means. In order to encourage families to consider applying for a place at our academically selective girls’ grammar school we organise a range of aspiration and familiarisation sessions to enable children from local Walsall primary schools to visit the school and experience what it is like to learn here.
Social mobility and increasing the opportunity for young girls in our local area is at the core of our educational philosophy and as such one third of our student places in year 7 are are prioritised for children who are in receipt of Pupil Premium and who achieve the qualifying score. The policy states that:
Children eligible for the Pupil Premium* at the time of the Test who achieve the qualifying score by rank order of standardised score but limited to no more than 30% of pupils in this category (currently 45 places);
If the number of students applying under this criterion exceeds the number of places available, priority will be given to students as follows:
B1. For those students attending a Primary School which is listed in Walsall Children’s Services Directory for the academic year 2020/21 and who achieve the qualifying score by rank order of standardised score.
The ‘Information for Parents about admissions to Primary Schools’ issued by Walsall Council and which lists the qualifying Schools can be found on the School website on the Admissions Arrangements page. Please contact the School Office (01922 721013) if further clarification is required.
B2. For those students who do not attend a Primary School which is listed in the Walsall Children’s Services Directory but who achieve the qualifying score by rank order of standardised score.