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West Kirby Grammar School

West Kirby Grammar School

Situated in the Wirral region of Merseyside, West Kirby Grammar School (WKGS) stands as a selective grammar institution catering to girls aged 11-18, with admission open to boys in the school's Sixth Form. Established in 1913, the school is committed to providing comprehensive education, aligning with its motto, "Ad metam contendo" (Strive towards the goal) .

With a student body exceeding 1,260 individuals, the school is organized into six houses: Furniss, Gonner, Hudson, Paton, Stewart, and Wallis. These students benefit from a diverse and well-rounded curriculum that spans various subjects, including mathematics, PSHE, science, DT, French, and religious studies. The school's commitment to effective delivery ensures that students' learning experiences are transformed into dynamic and engaging journeys.

County / Area:
Girls Grammar

West Kirby Grammar School doesn't establish a formal catchment area, it employs an oversubscription criteria that gives priority to students residing in closer proximity to the school. The distance is measured from the child's residence to the nearest school gate, following the shortest road route. However, if there's a footpath deemed safe by the school for walking, that route may be considered instead.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
7+ applicants for every place
West Kirby Grammar School, Graham Road, West Kirby, Wirral CH48 5DP, UK
11+ Exam Details:
Exam Board/Format:
Wirral School 11+ Exam consists of two GL Assessment papers comprising Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Mathematics.

Pupils undergoing the 11 Plus examination for Wirral grammar schools will be assessed through GL Assessment in verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning (which includes spatial reasoning), and mathematics. The examination consists of two tests, each lasting around 50 minutes.

Exam Date:
Registration Starts:
Registration Closes:
September 2024
1st May 2024
31st May 2024

You will receive the results either through email, an online link, or a letter sent via first-class post.

How to prepare:

We run specialist 11+ online courses focussing on the GL Assessment (Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Mathematics) . The sessions are online and highly interactive. Speak to us about how we can help your child.

Mock Exams: Our mock exams are designed to reflect the real exam in complexity and format. Click here to view the mock exam schedule.

Practice Papers: Practice packs designed to help your child master the entire syllabus.

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