How To Apply

We’re delighted that you are considering applying to Wakefield Girls’ and our friendly Registrar, Miss Stevie Newton, is on hand to work with you through the admissions process. You can contact her by telephone on 01924 372490 or email:

We encourage you to visit us so you can see life and learning at Wakefield Girls’ for yourself and your daughter. After this, the next step is to register your daughter by completing the online application form and transferring your application fee.

Once we receive your application we will invite your daughter for an assessment.  Please find below detailed information about this at the various entry points.


Entry Into Years 3 - 6

Children will be invited in for a Taster Day which includes age-appropriate assessments in Maths and English, an informal interview with a member of our Junior section and a chance for fun and learning with current students.  Our Taster Day is designed to be as relaxed and enjoyable as possible.


Following the Taster Day, the Director of the Junior section will email to inform you of the outcome.

Children who join us in the Junior section automatically transition to Year 7, without requirement to attend Year 7 Assessment Day unless they wish to apply for a scholarship.


Entry Into Year 7

Year 7 is our most popular entry point.  Bursary applicants for September 2024 entry should apply as soon as possible. All candidates applying for a  place will be invited to our Assessment Day.

The Assessment Day for September 2023 entry is 16 January 2024.

Our wish is for prospective students to enjoy the experience at Assessment Day. During the day, every girl takes part in a variety of fun activities and lunch with some of our current students as well as completing assessments and an informal interview with a member of our academic team. We know from experience that these different experiences not only show us more than written papers alone, but also give your daughter the chance to experience life at Wakefield Girls’.

Assessments include:

One Maths paper and two English papers which focus on reading and writing skills .

In the reading paper, your daughter will answer a series of questions about a passage from a fiction book. These test your daughter’s ability to infer meanings and to think about the effect of the writer’s choices of language.

example reading paper

In the writing paper, your daughter will be asked to write a story or description in response to a picture. Marks are awarded for the ability to develop appropriate and imaginative ideas, to use language for effect and to structure writing using paragraphs, as well as the technical accuracy of spelling, punctuation and grammar.

example writing paper

The Maths paper is specifically designed as an opportunity for your daughter to demonstrate her ability in problem-solving, logical thinking and arithmetic.  The questions are in standard format, not multiple-choice. The paper is broadly aligned with the KS2 National Curriculum.

example maths paper

Academic Scholars are identified by their scores in the above papers.


An email will be sent to parents at the start of February together with an invitation for our successful candidates to join us for a Taster Day.  Our Taster Day gives everyone an opportunity to meet their future classmates, make friends and discover more about life and learning at Wakefield Girls’.

Parents will be invited to a Welcome Evening held in May where we will share with you a welcome pack. Girls can meet their new classmates and teachers and familiarise themselves with school before the start of term.

Entry Into Years 8 - 10

Candidates will be invited in to sit assessments in Maths, English Comprehension, English Writing and Science, as well as an informal interview with a member of our academic team.

Following the entrance examination you will receive an email from the Head informing you of the outcome and next steps for successful applicants.


Entry Into Sixth Form

For entry to our Sixth Form candidates are required to achieve a minimum grade 5 in Mathematics and English Language and a minimum grade 6 in those subjects to be studied at A level, with the exception of Mathematics and Science subjects, which require a minimum grade 7.

Following receipt of your application, we will invite you to meet with Mrs Varley, our Director of Sixth Form, to discuss your A Level choices and aspirations for the Sixth Form and beyond. Please bring your predicted GCSE grades. We will contact your current school for a  reference. We will email conditional offers shortly thereafter. 


Final offers will be made following confirmation of candidates’ final GCSE grades, which will be released on 24th August 2023.

We fully understand that not everyone may attain the grades they were expecting or hoping for. This is why we strongly encourage all prospective students to contact us on results day if they have narrowly missed our entry criteria so that we can discuss alternative options if required.


There are a number of scholarships available for students joining the Sixth Form.

We strongly recommend early application for your daughter.