Wallington County Grammar School

Specific admissions and 11 plus exam information to help you to be successful with an 11 Plus application to Wallington County Grammar School. Use the information below to find our recommended 11 Plus books and papers that specifically relate to your application.

11 Plus Entry Information for Wallington County Grammar School

Wallington County Grammar School converted to academy status in June 2011. It is an academically selective academy, of average size. It caters for boys in Years 7 to 11 and is coeducational in the sixth form. In 2011 the academy became a Leading Edge Partnership School, working with other schools to raise achievement. It is also a member of the Challenge Partnership programme and of PiXL 6, which is a collaboration of school leaders with a focus on the sixth form. The academy belongs to the Sutton Partnership of Secondary Schools. Although leaders and teachers share good practice between the partnership schools, provision for the academy’s students is concentrated on-site and does not include alternative provision. It has two specialisms: science and applied learning.

County London – Borough of Sutton
Address Wallington County Grammar School, Croydon Road, Wallington SM6 7PH
Type Boys’ Grammar
Pupils 885
Places in Year 7 120
Open Days July
Wallington County Grammar School 11+ Resources Maths resources    English resources    Creative Writing Resources
Competition 10+ applicants for every place
Exam Format 11 Plus – Stage 1 Maths and English (possibly GL) and Stage 2 Maths and English school written.
School Website www.wcgs-sutton.co.uk

Wallington County Grammar School 11 Plus Exam Format

The 11 Plus Exam format for Wallington County Grammar School is the Selective Eligibility Test (SET). All schools in the London Sutton area have the same exam which can grant entry. If your child passes stage 1, they will be invited back to take part in stage 2. The exam format is as follows.

Stage 1

Paper 1 45 minute mathematics paper. It includes 50 questions with all the answers being multiple choice.
Paper 2 50 minute English containing 4 sections. Section A includes spelling and is 5 minutes long. Section B is comprehension and is 25 minutes long. Section C is also comprehension and is 10 minutes long. Section D is 10 minutes long and a comparison of the two passages.

Stage 2

Paper 1 45 minute Mathematics paper. This includes 21 questions with all answers being free response.
Paper 2 30 minutes Creative Writing task.

Wallington County Grammar School 11 Plus Exam Paper

Some publishers have access to the exam format and produce their own mirror papers which aim to replicate what an 11 Plus exam for Selective Eligibility Test might look like.

We understand that these publishers get the information from familiarisation packs sent to parents, teachers, local tutors and pupils who have sat the test. The tests can of course change at any time and these papers only aim to give a good idea of what to expect, however, they are very useful and most parents use them at some point.

The ones we would suggest are from Learning Street. They are of high quality and cheaper than any others we have seen. Direct links to the papers are below and Learning Street produce them as mock exams which is unique ( so you can run your own mock exam at home). Links to the papers are below:

Sutton 11 Plus Mock Exam 1

Sutton 11 Plus Mock Exam 2

Sutton 11 Plus Mock Exam 3

Sutton 11 Plus Mock Exam 4

Sutton 11 Plus Mock Exam Papers Bundle (packs 1-4)

We recommend looking at the stage 2 exams as well in hope that your child passes stage 1.

Stage 2 Sutton 11 Plus Mock Exam 1

Stage 2 Sutton 11 Plus Mock Exam 2

Stage 2 Sutton 11 Plus Mock Exam 3

Stage 2 Sutton 11 Plus Mock Exam 4

Stage 2 Sutton 11 Plus Mock Exam Papers Bundle (packs 1-4)

How to prepare for the Wallington County Grammar School 11 Plus Exam

Essentially you have 4 options when it comes to helping your child to prepare.

1/ Some parents use a Private Tutor. If you want to start your search for a suitable one, we provide links to some Private tutors in London Sutton to help you. These can cost between £2500 and £6000 a year. For help thinking about which private tutor might be right for you see our guidance page.

2/ If you are thinking of preparing at home using books then our 11 Plus Exam papers and books section provides lots of links and advice to help you choose which books to use and what to focus on. Preparation plans are also provided. Using this method is great for those parents prepared to take a more hands on approach. The average parent using this method spends about £300 on books and papers during the final year of preparation.

3/ A great option is a structured course. These courses gradually build up skills so you can focus on helping your child with the work provided. The best supplier is Learning Street which helps you prepare your child from home, ranging in price from £12 to £89 ( full cost – not monthly cost) it is the cheapest method of preparation. To find out their course suggestions for Wallington County Grammar School 11 Plus preparation click the link.

4/  Online preparation. This is not something we recommend. Online solutions are growing more useful and reliable and for some aspects of preparation they can be useful but certainly not for all your preparation needs. They are also very expensive for what they provide with some coming in at £600- £1000 for a year depending on which options you select. For our rationale on why we believe online preparation is not a good solution yet click through to the page 11 Plus online preparation.

Wallington County Grammar School 11 Plus Exam – Further Help

This website has lots of information which can help you aside from the ones we have directed you to above:

If you are thinking about doing an 11 Plus Mock Exam, then we have a page with 11 Plus Mock Exams in London Sutton.

We have all sorts of pages related to preparing for the exam and getting ready for the exam day itself including:

Top Ten 11 plus Preparation Tips

Last Minute Preparation Solutions

11 Plus Exam Day Tips

11 Plus Exam Forum – London Sutton Pages- where we have pre-answered the most common questions

And of course there is a wealth of information including preparation plans in our exam papers and books section for London Sutton.