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Wilmington Grammar School for Girls

Wilmington Grammar School for Girls

Established in 1958, Wilmington Grammar School for Girls (WGSG) is a selective girls' grammar school featuring a co-educational Sixth Form. Located in Kent, the school accommodates 840 pupils, guided by the ethos encapsulated in the motto "In pursuit of excellence." 

WGSG specializes in mathematics and computing, offering a curriculum designed to intellectually challenge girls across various disciplines, including languages, sciences, and humanities. Beyond traditional classroom learning, the school provides a diverse range of opportunities for skill development and valuable experiences, such as studying Mandarin or participating in drama productions, fostering high standards of performance and self-awareness among girls.

The school aspires to instill lofty aspirations in its students, recognizing achievements in various forms, from academic success to the cultivation of meaningful connections. Committed to continuous improvement, WGSG strives to expand its learning opportunities each year.

At the heart of the school's philosophy is the nurturing of a passion for education and the facilitation of a path toward a prosperous future for its students. The school's learning environment, characterized by inspiration, challenge, and encouragement, where everyone is treated equally, earned a recent "Good" rating from Ofsted.

County / Area:
Girls Grammar

Wilmington Grammar School for Girls establishes priority criteria, wherein preference is given to girls residing within a 1.5-mile radius of the school over those within a 3-mile radius.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
5 applicants for every place
Wilmington Grammar School for Girls, Parsons Lane, Dartford, UK
11+ Exam Details:
Exam Board/Format:
Kent 11 Plus:
Paper 1 : Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning.
Paper 2: English and Maths
Paper 3: Creative Writing

Kent 11+ Exam Format:

Wilmington Grammar School for Girls employs the Kent 11 Plus exam structure, encompassing assessments in Reasoning, English, and Maths.

This test is utilized to evaluate the suitability of prospective students for admission to the school and is adopted by the majority, though not all, of the 35 wholly selective and 4 partially selective grammar schools in the region.

The exam format is as follows:

Section 1: A one-hour examination gauging students' reasoning abilities. Comprising shorter segments, the test assesses Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning, and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Section 2: A one-hour examination evaluating proficiency in English and Maths.

Section 3: A 40-minute writing task, including 10 minutes of preparation time. Although the writing task is not scored for the 11 Plus exam, it may serve as supporting evidence in borderline cases.

Exam Date:
Registration Starts:
Registration Closes:
September 2024
June 2024
July 2024

Parents who have registered will receive their Kent Test results via email after 4 pm, providing a breakdown of their child's scores. Additionally, results will be accessible online from 5 pm, allowing parents to log in and review the outcomes.

How to prepare:

We run specialist 11+ online courses focussing on the Kent 11 Plus (PESE) Test (Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, English, Maths and Creative Writing) . 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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