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Grammar School for Girls Wilmington
Wilmington Grange, Parsons Lane, Wilmington, DA2 7BB, UK Dartford, UK
+44 (0)1322 226351

The Grammar School for Girls Wilmington

Welcome to The Grammar School for Girls Wilmington. We are a school which prides itself on its long tradition of academic excellence and all-round achievement. Our school motto is "The Pursuit of Excellence" - in all areas. As well as encouraging students to aspire to the highest academic standards and to develop a lively enthusiasm for learning, our very experienced staff and strong sense of community supports students to have the confidence and initiative to take up a broad range of opportunities and challenges; to build on their individual strengths and talents and to plan for an ambitious future.

Code of Conduct

I understand that the school expects students to:
  • Conduct themselves in an appropriate manner at all times and especially while representing the school. 
  • Accept personal responsibility for their actions and any consequences that may arise as a result of them.
  • Behave in a courteous, trustworthy and hardworking manner.
  • Respect both students’ and the school’s property and take care of the surrounding environment. 
  • Report bullying immediately.


  • Art
  • Design and Technology
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • ICT
  • Mathematics
  • MFL
  • Music
  • PE
  • RS
  • Science
  • Target Setting and Action Planning

    The school attaches great importance to supporting students and encouraging individuals to achieve their full potential. Student target setting and action planning emphasises the importance of setting sights high.

    Students sit Cognitive Abilities Tests during their first term at the school. The results are not given to parents but are used, together with Key Stage 2 results and Entrance Test scores, to provide an indication of an individual’s current attainment in a range of areas against which her progress can be measured. At the end of Year 8 students complete the National Tests in Mathematics and in Year 9 English and Science, together with the school’s internal tests and assessments. These provide the base line for assessing potential and setting challenging but realistic targets for GCSE.

    From Year 7 onwards staff work with students and support them in reviewing progress, identifying targets for development and planning how to achieve them.

    In Year 12 and Year 13 students work closely with their subject tutors, their form tutors and the Director of Sixth Form to set targets, review progress and develop action plans. They are encouraged to work independently and to aim high in their ambitions for the future.

    Curriculum Structure


    Students study a broad range of subjects in Year 7-9.




    Study Skills (Year 7)













    In Year 7 they study French. In Year 8 they start a second language, German or Italian.

    The Mathematics KS3 National Curriculum Test is taken in Year 8 to extend the opportunities in KS4 in Mathematics.


    Core Studies

    English & English Literature

    2 full GCSEs


    1 full GCSE and additional higher level study (e.g. 0GCSE/FSMQ)

    Science:   Biology



    2 full GCSEs

    (all students study all 3 sciences leading to a double award certificate)

    Religious Studies

    1 GCSE (started in Year 9)

    Personal and Social Education

    not certificated

    Physical Education

    not certificated and available as a GCSE option


    BCS Level 2 Certification  and available as a GCSE option

    Students choose four options subjects, of which at least one must be a language, from the list given below, to make up their complement of 10 GCSE subjects. All the option subjects are full GCSEs. The arrangement of the subjects into blocks varies from year to year, depending on the needs of each year group.


    Food Technology





    Product Design

    Systems and Control



    Students are actively encouraged to develop their individual talents and interests. They have many opportunities to take on leadership responsibilities and contribute to the active school council. Sport is encouraged through school sports’ teams and activities. Opportunities for Gifted and Talented students are co-ordinated through departments and membership to the NAGTY is encouraged. Extra curricular activities include: activity holidays (water sports in the South of France, and skiing); residential experiences (study tours to France and Germany); enrichment (theatre visits/workshops, challenges e.g Neighbourhood Engineers and the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme); clubs and societies (debating, choir, three orchestras, Computer Club for Girls).


    Admission to Secondary School Year 7

    Admission to Secondary School

    September 2008

    Open Evening – Thursday 4th October 2007 from 6.30pm – 9.30pm, the Headteacher speaks at 7pm and 8pm.

    Open Day – Wednesday 10th October 2007 from 9.30am – 12pm and from 2pm – 3pm.

    No appointment is necessary.

    How to apply for a place at GSGW

    Common Application Form (CAF) and booklets have been delivered to primary schools. Parents will also receive 5 leaflets about Choice advisors who will be there to help parents who need extra support through the process.

    Parents must fill in their home authority CAF and are invited to express their preferences in priority order.

    CAFs must be returned to primary school by the morning of 19th October 2007. The CAF can be returned electronically on line provided parents register on the website.

    GSGW requires that a Supplementary Form is also filled out if the school is named on the CAF to enable the school to apply it’s over subscription criteria (see below for the criteria).

    Entry will be through the Kent 11+ Scheme.

    Testing Procedures

    All applicants are invited to sit the Kent PESE test (Kent’s 11+ Scheme). Multiple choice tests are taken in VR, NVR and Mathematics. The English test is a piece of creative writing.

    All students who attend a Kent school (primary and independent) must take the test on the same date, if not at their own school then at a designated testing centre – one of the North West Kent Grammar Schools.

    All students who attend an out of county school must take the test at a designated testing centre. (See dates below).

    There is a Primary Headteacher appeals process before the final decisions are reported to parents on 3rd March 2008.

    Places will be allocated by the Admissions Team (on the afternoon of 18th February 2008). The LA will effectively operate an “Equal preference scheme. The order in which a parent named the schools only matters if more than one of them could offer a place. In that case the original priority order is taken.

    Waiting lists for those students who pass the 11+ test but who have not been offered a place at their preferred school will be held by the school from 27th March 2008. There will be no automatic re-allocation of places carried out by the Local Education Authority.

    Independent Appeals lodged by 25th March 2008 will be heard during March and April 2008.


    In this section you will soon be able to find detailed information about

    1. "The Student Voice" school council
    2. Charity
    3. Courses @ WLC
    4. Harvest/Carol Services
    5. VSU
    6. Primary Links
    7. University Links
    8. Business Links
    9. Neighbourhood Engineers
    10. Maths teachers centre
    11. Facilities to hire
  • Primary Links
  • ICT Community Courses
  • Neighbourhood Engineers

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