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Queen Mary’s High School 11-Plus

Guide for students seeking entry into a Walsall Grammar School - September 2025

If you're considering enrolling your daughter at Queen Mary’s High School, this page contains all the information you will need for the 2025 We have also provided useful information for each of the Walsall Grammar Schools which you find on this page, or by using the drop down menu.

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Queen Mary’s High School

Queen Mary’s High School is a highly regarded selective girls’ school located just outside Walsall town centre.

As part of the Mercian Trust, a group of schools committed to providing the best education and opportunities for children and young people in Walsall, Queen Mary’s High School is twinned with the prestigious Queen Mary’s Grammar School for boys.

Queen Mary’s High School’s outstanding reputation is reflected in its consistently high rankings for GCSE and A-level outcomes, which are achieved through an emphasis on developing the ‘whole person’ and a culture of enjoyable learning.

As a member of the Consortium of Grammar Schools in Shropshire, Walsall, and Wolverhampton (SWW Consortium), Queen Mary’s High School offers a streamlined application process for students who only need to take one test to apply to any of these schools.

School Information

Address: Upper Forster Street, Walsall , WS4 2AE Local authority: Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council School type: Girls' Grammar Headteacher: Ruth Tindall National Rank: 96 Sunday Times Parent Power A Level Results: 72.5% A*-B GCSE Results: 80.1% 9/8/7 Ofsted Report: View Report № of Pupils: 889 Student to Teacher Ratio: 18:1

Year 7 Entry Information

Admissions Contact: Online Form № of Year 7 Places: 150 11-plus Exam Application: Apply Online 11-plus Registration Opens: May 2024 11-plus Registration Closes: 4pm, 30th June 2024 Open Day: 27th April 2023, 5 PM Exam Date: September 2024 Exam Type: West Midlands 11+ Test National school offer day: 1st March 2025 Common Application Form (CAF) Deadline: 31st October 2024

Queen Mary’s High School Term Dates

These are the 2024-2025 term dates for the Queen Mary’s High School:

Autumn Term: 6th September – 21st December 2023 Half Term: 30th October – 3rd November 2023 Spring Term: 9th January – 21st March 2024 Half Term: 12th–16th February 2024 Summer Term: 9th April – 17th July 2024 Half Term: 27th–31st May 2024

Entry Requirement Comparison

This school has recently adopted the GL Assessment. As such, existing test result data cannot fairly be used in comparison to other schools. The comparison charts will be added once the new data is available.

How far away is Queen Mary’s High School?

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How to Apply to Queen Mary’s High School

This particular school shares a common entrance test and admissions process with 18 other grammar schools in Birmingham, Warwickshire, Shropshire, Wallsall, and Wolverhampton. This means that your child is only required to take one exam in order to apply to any of these schools.

1: Register for the West Midlands 11-plus test

When your child reaches Year 5, sign them up for the 11 plus at Queen Mary’s High School Online Here. Registration begins at 9am on the May 2024, and concludes at 4pm on 31st October 2024.

If your child is a recipient of Pupil Premium, make sure to indicate this on the registration form and provide the necessary documentation. This will give your child priority in accordance with the school's admission criteria.

2: Apply for School Places

Once your daughter has taken the 11-plus exam, you will receive the results in mid-October.

If your child achieves a qualifying score, they can put this, and other Walsall grammar schools on their local authority application form.

The application form must be submitted by 31st October 2024.

Before listing this school as a preference, you see the admissions criteria here

Select the area in which you live below to see which local authority you should use for your application.

3: National school offer day

On 1st March 2025 you will receive notification of the school where your child has been admitted. Your highest-ranked school preference that matches their qualifications and has available spots will be the school they are assigned to. In the event that none of your preferred schools have vacancies, an alternative school in your vicinity will be designated. .

Entry Criteria

The planned admission number (PAN) for the school is 150.

Places at Queen Mary’s High School are offered in the following order when more than 150 children apply to the school:

  1. Children who have been Looked-After, or were previously Looked-After.
  2. A maximum of 45 students receiving Pupil Premium who have achieved the qualifying. If the number of students who meet the criteria, then children attending state primary schools in Walsall are given priority.
  3. Additional children who have achieved the qualifying score on their 11 Plus.

As there is no defined catchment area for Queen Mary’s High School, students who do not reside within the Borough of Walsall are able to apply.

What's on the 11-plus Exam in Walsall ?

The exam will take place on the September 2024.

The West Midlands 11 plus test is provided by GL Assessment and consists of two papers, each taking approximately 60 minutes to complete. A brief period is allotted at the start of each paper for students to receive instructions and complete ungraded practice questions.

Each paper is subdivided into separately timed sections that evaluate students’ abilities in:

  • English comprehension
  • Mathematics
  • Verbal reasoning
  • Non-verbal reasoning

The test is exclusively in multiple-choice format, with no written portions. Students record their responses in a separate answer booklet that is graded electronically.

The mathematics and English questions examine students’ knowledge of Key Stage 2 national curriculum material, including Year 6 targets. It evaluates their ability to reason and apply their knowledge accurately.

The reasoning questions assess students’ logical and problem-solving abilities. Verbal and non-verbal reasoning are usually not taught in school. They are designed to measure how well students can detect patterns, connect ideas, and manipulate written and visual information.

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