Admissions & Open Events
Girls are welcome to apply to WKGS from the Wirral, Chester, North Wales, Liverpool and Warrington. All Year 7 students need to pass the 11+, which is administered by the Local Authority. Please contact Student Services, Education Department on 0151 606 2000 or at the following address: Hamilton Building, Conway Street, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH41 4FD.
From September 2016, students in Year 6 wishing to come to the school sit 11+ papers will answer questions based upon verbal communication, spatial reasoning and non-verbal reasoning.
More information about these tests is given here
The 11+ Examinations for entry in September 2018 have now taken place.
Applying from Wirral
If at a primary school in Wirral, it is likely that the tests will be taken at the student’s present school, but not all primary schools host the 11+ examination.
Applying from Outside Wirral
Students living outside Wirral will take the tests at one of the selective schools. In order to apply, the admissions process for your local authority will need to be followed and a ‘Test Request’ form will need to be returned to Wirral Local Authority (contact via the address above). This is required to ensure that the correct number of test papers are ordered. You will need to place West Kirby Grammar School as your preference on your home Local Authority admissions form.
If applying from Liverpool or Cheshire, you should obtain a preference form from the primary school or your Local Authority.
If applying from Wales you will need to complete a Wirral Local Authority form.
Visiting West Kirby Grammar School
The school holds an Open Evening in September and Open Days in September and May for parents or those with parental responsibility and girls in Year 5 & 6 who are interested in entering the school for their secondary education. Please click here for the next available dates.
If you are unable to attend on these occasions and would like to visit us, please contact the school office on 0151 632 3449 to make an appointment.