Admissions [Non Yr8]
Admissions into Years 9, 10, 11 from September 2021
External applications may be admitted to Years 9, 10, 11 if there are places available in that year group and the school remains within its approved enrolment number.
Parents, who wish for their children to be placed on a waiting list, should apply to the school by completing the application form: Years 9-11 application form.
The Board of Governors delegates responsibility to the Senior Management Team of the school for the application of the criteria in respect of waiting lists and admission to Years 8, 9, 10 and 11. (Only in exceptional circumstances and where a place is available will an offer be made to a student for a place in Year 12.)
Criteria to be Applied
- Applicants will be invited to complete a test of English and Mathematics set by the school. (During the pandemic a decision may be taken instead to rank order applicants based on reports and standardised information provided by parents.)
- Satisfactory evidence will be required of progress in current school to include progress in subjects, behaviour and attendance.
In the event of two or more candidates, with the same academic profile as a result of tests completed, applying for a place in the same year group for one available place, the selection between tied applicants will be based on the application of the following criteria, in the following order:
- Pupils who have a sibling enrolled in Wallace on the date of transfer.
- Pupils who are the elder/eldest in their respective families or who are the first to transfer to a mainstream school or who are the only child in the family.
- Pupils who had a sibling who attended The Wallace High School.
- Pupils who have a parent who attended The Wallace High School.
The school reserves the right to request for verification from parents of how their children meet the above criteria.
For entry 2022-2023 into Year 9 in Wallace, as AQE tests did not run in 2021, all relevant academic information will be taken into account in reaching a decision on the rank order of applicants. A greater reliance will be placed on standardised information than information which is not standardised.
Admission to Sixth Form
The Sixth Form entry policy is approved by the Board of Governors and implemented by the Principal and senior staff. It is reviewed on an annual basis and students are required to fulfil criteria for transfer into L6 and into U6.