Sutton Grammar School

Admissions

Year 7 Admissions

Sutton Grammar School admits 135 boys into year 7 each September, into five forms of 27 boys. Each boy is affiliated to one of five Houses, and boys retain their house affiliation throughout their time at the school.

Boys are admitted to the school on the basis of their academic ability, which we assess via an entrance test taken when the boys are in year 6.

Sutton Grammar School complies with the coordinated admissions arrangements administered by the London Borough of Sutton. 135 boys are admitted into Year 7 having gained a place through the entrance tests and placed Sutton Grammar School on their Common Application Form. Please note that, due to over-subscription, meeting the required standard at our entrance tests does not guarantee the offer of a place at the school.

Please refer to the admissions policy and admissions procedures for our entrance criteria and other relevant information.

The Selective Eligibility Test (SET) is the first stage test common to Greenshaw High School (selective band), Nonsuch High School for Girls, Sutton Grammar School, Wallington County Grammar School, Wallington High School for Girls, and Wilson’s School. Some of these schools may have further stages of testing. Please see the individual schools’ websites for details.

Sutton Grammar School operates a second stage of testing, which it shares with Wilson’s School and Wallington Boys.

Year 7 Open Evening - 25/09/2024

If your son is due to transfer to secondary school in September 2025/2026 then please join us at our Open Evening on Wednesday, 25 September from 4.45pm to 8.00pm. Last admission will be at 7.20pm so to avoid disappointment please arrive early to hear the Headteacher talk and have a tour of the school.

 

Please note that:

  • You do not need to let us know you are attending, please just turn up
  • Entry into the school is via Manor Lane, exit will be via Greyhound Road
  • The Headmaster will be speaking in the School Hall. You will be issued with a Headmaster’s Talk ticket when you arrive, please only attend the time that is on your ticket.
  • Student guides will be available for tours of the school.
  • There will be no parking available on site – Please email the school office if you have a disability and arrangements will be made. The Times Square car park is a short walk from the school and is open until 8.30pm. Please note the normal parking charges still apply and more details can be found here.

 

We look forward to welcoming you and your son on the evening. In the meantime, you might like to enjoy our virtual Open Evening here.

Mid-Term Admissions

Occasionally we have vacancies outside the normal points of admission, which are the beginning of Year 7, and the Sixth Form. Such vacancies are rare and we cannot predict when they might occur.

If you are interested in applying for one of these occasional vacancies for your son, you must complete a London Borough of Sutton mid-term application form, irrespective of where you live. You do not apply directly to the school. The LBS mid-term application form can be downloaded below.

We will be informed that you have made an application to the school and, in the vast majority of cases, we will respond by indicating that we have no vacancies and will not be able to admit your son to the school. His name will then be kept on a waiting list for the remainder of the academic year in which you have applied. The onus is on you to let us know at the end of that academic year if you wish your son’s name to remain on the waiting list.

In the event that there is a vacancy, all parents with boys on the waiting list will be contacted to see if they are still interested in pursuing their application. Candidates will be invited in for testing and the place will then be offered to the best performing boy of selective ability. For ad hoc vacancies of this sort, candidates are typically tested in English, science, mathematics, and a modern foreign language, at the appropriate level for the age of the candidates.

We do not test boys on the waiting list unless there is a vacancy and parents/guardians have a statutory right of appeal if a place is not offered.

Sixth Form Admissions

At Sixth Form level, all students must meet a minimum level of overall success at GCSE. Entry is based on competitive grades, and priority is always given to males already at the school. For new admissions to the school, places will be determined by the rank order of examination results and are subject to the availability of places on individual subject courses.

We will be offering a minimum of 25 places to external students, and regularly take over 40. External places are open to both males and females on an equal basis. We are pleased that since we opened up our sixth form to female students we have admitted equal numbers of new males and new females, and have over 40 female students in the Sixth Form.

For more information regarding our Sixth Form admissions, please click on the button below.

Admission Policies & Procedures

Admissions Procedures for September 2024 Entry Admissions Policy for September 2024 Entry

Please find below the proposed 2025 Admissions Policies for Sutton Grammar School. The consultation period will last from Tuesday 19th December 2023 until Tuesday 30th January 2024.

If you wish to comment on the draft documents, please email your participation to admissions@suttongrammar.school by Tuesday 30th January 2024. Please ensure that you add reference: consultation as your subject heading so that we can direct your comments to the correct office.

Sutton Grammar School Admissions Policy In-year Admissions 2025 FOR CONSULTATION Sutton Grammar School Admissions Policy Sixth Form entry 2025 FOR CONSULTATION Sutton Grammar School Admissions Policy Year 7 entry 2025 FOR CONSULTATION

If you have any admissions queries that are not covered on these pages then please contact the Admissions Officer who will be happy to help you.

Ms S Mian
Telelephone: 020 8642 3821
Email: admissions@suttongrammar.school

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