LATEST UPDATE - Friday 7th October 2016

Our Entrance Exam took place on Monday 19th September 2016. We expect to post results to parents on Monday 17th October 2016.


The deadline for applications was 1st July 2016 and registration has now closed. Any parents who missed the deadline and have not yet applied should contact the school for advice.


There are 150 places for boys at Queen Mary's Grammar School for entry to Year 7 in September 2017. Places are allocated in accordance with the Governors’ Admissions Arrangements, which are managed under the Local Authority’s coordinated admissions scheme for secondary schools.

Admission is based on the results of the School’s entrance examination.

We operate the exam as part of a Consortium of grammar schools in Shropshire, Walsall & Wolverhampton.

The exam for entry to Year 7 in September 2017 is open to boys born between 1 September 2005 and 31 August 2006. It comprises two papers, of about an hour each, which assess:

• verbal reasoning/English literacy
• non-verbal reasoning
• mathematics

To be considered for entry to the School in Year 7 during September 2017, parents must:

1. Complete an application to the School to take the Consortium Entrance Exam
2. Apply to their home Local Authority (LA) in accordance with the LA applications process


1. Application to the School

Our Entrance Exam is operated by the Consortium of Schools in Shropshire, Walsall & Wolverhampton. They will be held by all schools in the Consortium on the same day (Monday 19th September 2016).

There are two boys’ schools in the exam Consortium

• Queen Mary's Grammar School (Walsall)
• Adams’ Grammar School (Newport, Shropshire)

Candidates may only sit the exam once; however parents may want their son to be considered for both schools. By sitting the exam at either school your son’s result can be counted for entry to both schools, but you need to indicate this when you complete the online application form.

The deadline for applications was Friday 1st July 2016. Parents who have not yet applied should call the School for advice.

Entrance Exam

The date of the main entrance exam was Monday 19th September 2016. The school will consider arrangements to test candidates who did not sit the exam on this date, but parents must contact the School for further advice.

If a candidate is ill on the day of the exam, arrangements will be made for them to sit the exam on an alternative date. Parents will be asked to provide medical evidence of the illness within 5 days of the main exam date. The School cannot make any allowance for exam performance which may have been adversely affected by illness on the day.

The School uses independent experts to set and mark the exam, calculating a total score for each candidate. We expect results to be posted to parents on 17th October 2016.

The school uses the scores to rank candidates. This ranking is shared with our LA as part of the coordinated admissions process for Local Authorities, and the LA’s allocate places in rank order. Parents will be informed by their home LA which school their son has been offered a place at in March 2017.

Special Arrangements

Special arrangements may be agreed for children who satisfy the Governors that they have special education needs, or suffer from disability. Parents who wish to request special arrangements must complete a separate form, which will be sent to them within 14 days after they have submitted the above online application form.

The School will require independent medical/other evidence supporting the application.


The provisional timetable for admissions in September 2017 is as follows:

• Application forms and admissions arrangements available - from Friday 29th April 2016
• Open evening –16th June 2016
• Closing date for applications to the School – Friday 1st July 2016
• Exam arrangements details posted to parents – Tuesday 6th September 2016
• Entrance Examination day – Monday 19th September 2016
• Results posted to parents – around 17th October 2016
• Additional Open Morning events – dates are shown on our website, as follows:

-- Friday 7th October 2016 – 9.45 am
-- Monday 17th October 2016 – 2.30pm
-- Tuesday 18th October 2016 – 2.30pm

Please continue to check our website for future updates.

Useful documents and information

Please read the following documents before making an application:

Consortium Information
Admission Arrangements for Y7 entry (Sep 2017)
Sample Questions


2. Application to your home Local Authority

Applications to the Local Authority need to be completed in accordance with the Local Authority’s application process, which may be online or on the Local Authority’s Preference Form or Common Application Form. We expect the deadline for parent applications to their home Local Authority to be on or around 31st October 2016. Places are allocated by parents’ home Local Authority, on or around 1st March 2017. Parents must check their own Local Authority’s deadlines.


There are 150 places for boys at Queen Mary's Grammar School for entry to Year 7 in September 2016. Admission is based on results of the School’s entrance examination. We administer the exam as part of a Consortium of grammar schools in Shropshire, Walsall & Wolverhampton.

All places have now been allocated to pupils. Parents of boys who sat the Exam in July 2015 but who were not offered places can request their son’s name is kept on the School’s waiting list should a place become available. This waiting list is maintained until 31st December 2016 at which point a new waiting list is created. Boys who have already sat the Entrance Exam cannot be placed on the new waiting list, but may apply again to the School in Year 12. The admissions arrangements for entry in September 2016 are set out below.

Admission Arrangements for Y7 entry (Sep 2016)

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