Year 7 is the main entry point into our Senior School although we do also welcome new girls into other years and our Sixth Form, subject to places being available. You can apply for a place at Wakefield Girls’ whenever suits your family. Most girls join us at the start of the school year in September although we understand life changes do happen and we welcome girls mid-year. We are happy to help with all applications. If you would like to talk with our Admission Secretary simply call her on 01924 372490 or email to arrange a gmeet at your convenience.
Our girls come from all over Yorkshire as well as our Junior School. As a city school within a 5 minute walk of the train station we are easy to reach by train as well as bus and car.
Deciding if Wakefield Girls’ is the best choice for your daughter and family is best done by a visit with us. We aim to make this as convenient and stress-free as possible with a variety of opportunities. Choose to attend one of our Open Events or Book A Personal Visit any workday. Girls in Year 5 are also welcome to join one of our monthly Experience Days for a first-hand taste of life and learning at Wakefield Girls’. Girls applying to join our Sixth Form will be invited to join us for a Sixth Form Taster lessons day.
Sending your completed Application Form to our Admissions Secretary starts the process for entry to Wakefield Girls’. There is a non-refundable application fee of £50 to pay at this time. Your daughter will then be invited to sit our Entrance Exam.
Entrance Exams are arranged to suit girls applying for places in our senior school. Girls applying for a place in Year 7 are invited to sit our Entrance Exam at the end of January for admission in the following September and they are automatically assessed for scholarships through their Entrance Exam papers. We do also offer other awards – please learn more on our Awards & Scholarships page. You can find out more about our Entrance Exam here for age 11, age 13+.
There is no entrance exam for Sixth Form. Places are subject to GCSE grades and an informal interview, please see details here: age 16+. We do offer a wide variety of Sixth Form scholarships. Our scholarships are awarded competitively and students can apply to sit our Scholarship Examinations held in January.
Places for Year 7 are offered in February after Entrance Exams. Following acceptance of a place you will be invited to our New Parents Information 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. In the meantime, your daughter will a receive a personal letter from one of our current Year 7 girls who will become her buddy and to help her settle in at Wakefield Girls’. Our Head of Year 7, Mrs Lindley, will also visit with your daughter at her existing primary school to say hello.