Wilson's School

Year 7 - Applying For a Place

For a place at Wilson’s School in Year 7 you must register your child to take the Selective Eligibility Test by completing the supplementary Registration Form which can be accessed from the school’s website. This online Registration Form will also be accessible via the websites of Greenshaw High School, Nonsuch High School for Girls, Sutton Grammar School, Wallington High School for Girls and Wallington County Grammar School.

The online Registration Form will be available to complete online from the start of May each year. The closing date for the completion of the registration form will be in August of that year. You must complete your registration using the online form in advance of this closing date. No late registrations will be accepted under any circumstances. Please note that there will be an earlier deadline in June for submission of requests for special adjustments for candidates with SEN, and for supporting evidence (further information is provided on our SET page - FAQs.

Key Dates for Year 7 Entry in September 2025

The Selective Eligibility Test will take place on Tuesday 17 September 2024.

The date of the Second Stage Entrance Examination will be Saturday 5 October 2024.

The date of the Aptitude Tests (Sport and Music) will be Saturday 12 October 2024.

All tests for entry to Year 7 in September 2024 have now been completed.

Should your son be successful in the Selective Eligibility Test for Wilson’s School, he will be invited to sit the Second Stage Entrance Examination for Wilson’s School.

If you wish to be considered for a place at Wilson’s School you will need to name the school on your CAF (in your true order of preference). If you have not named Wilson’s School on your CAF we will not be able to consider him for a place even if your son passes the entrance examinations.

The CAF is provided by your home Local Authority when your child is in Year 6 and you use it to apply to any school regardless of the Local Authority in which the School is located.

The closing date for submission of the CAF is 31 October each year. If you wish to apply for a place at Wilson’s School you must name the school on the CAF.

Two-stage testing

We believe the two stage test allows every boy to demonstrate the best of his abilities and we intend to continue with it. With a two-stage process, a boy only has to perform reasonably well in the Selective Eligibility Test to be able to move through to the second stage, thus allowing him another chance to demonstrate his ability. However if decisions on allocation of places were to be made on the basis of the single Selective Eligibility Test alone, a modest performance on the day might mean that a boy misses out on a place at Wilson's School. In our view this would unduly raise the level of importance of the first stage test (which was originally designed only to determine 'selective eligibility') and put unnecessary pressure on the boys.

Shared Second Stage Testing

Wilson’s School, Wallington County Grammar School and Sutton Grammar School have agreed to share our Second Stage Entrance Examinations. This means that candidates who have passed the Selective Eligibility Test only need to sit one Second Stage Examination, the outcome of which will be used to determine eligibility to be considered for a place at each of these schools. It is important to note that Wilson’s School, Wallington County Grammar School and Sutton Grammar School have different Admissions Criteria and different methods of determining a SET pass, combining the scores from the SET and Second Stage Examinations and of calculating the final outcome of the entrance tests for our respective schools. This means that it is possible that a boy may pass the examinations for one of our schools and not for the other. Further information about the shared Second Stage Entrance Examination can be found in the Second Stage Entrance Examination FAQs section on this website

Year 7 - applying for a place
Year 7 - applying for a place
Year 7 - applying for a place
Year 7 - applying for a place