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Joining us in Year 7

Joining us in Year 7
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The vast majority of pupils join us in Year 7. Below you will find details of the entrance procedure as well as links to apply for the Entrance Test when relevant.

Year 7 Entry 2020

We are now accepting registrations for boys wishing to sit our Entrance Test for entry into Year 7 in  September 2020. The Determined Admissions Policy for September 2020 is available in the Admissions Documents section of the website.

The Entrance Test

Admission is based on the results of the Entrance Test. The Test is administered as part of a Consortium of grammar schools in Shropshire, Walsall & Wolverhampton. 
The Test will be held on Monday 16 September 2019. The Consortium has agreed the Test will not be re-arranged for candidates involved in pre-planned activities, such as school trips or residentials, on the Test date.

Please note if you select Pupil Premium/Ever 6 Free School Meals on your Registration Form you will need to complete The Queen Mary’s Grammar School/Haberdashers’ Adams Pupil Premium Form for Admissions 2020. This form will need to be requested from the school, completed and submitted before the entrance test takes place.

Register for Entrance Test for Year 7 2020
Registration will close at 4pm on the 5th July 2019.

Please note we are proposing changes to our Admissions Policy for Year 7 entry 2021. Full details are available here.

Year 7 Entry 2019

There are 105 day places and up to 15 boarding places for entry in to Year 7 in September 2019. Admission is based on the results of the School’s Entrance Test and our over-subscription criteria. We administer the Test as part of a Consortium of grammar schools in Shropshire, Walsall & Wolverhampton. The test will be held on Monday 17th September 2018.

Please note that the consortium of grammar schools in Shropshire, Walsall and Wolverhampton has agreed the Entrance Test will not be re-arranged for candidates involved in pre-planned activities, such as school trips or residentials, on the Test date.

The deadline for on-time applications to sit the Entrance Test of the Consortium of Schools in Shropshire, Walsall and Wolverhampton (September 2019 entry) was 4.00pm on Friday 6th July 2018.  

The deadline for late registrations for 2019 admission was Friday 22nd February.


To be considered for a place, parents must have completed the following:

1. Parents must have completed the online registration form to take the Entrance Test before 4pm on the 6th July 2018. Please note all applications after this time are considered late.  

2. Boys must sit the Entrance Test on the 17th September 2018

3. Parents must complete a separate application to their home Local Authority listing Haberdashers' Adams as a preference.

The Test

The Test comprises two papers of about an hour each, which assess verbal reasoning/English, non-verbal reasoning, and mathematics. Admission to the School is based on performance in the test. Please ensure you have read the Determined Admissions Policy 2019/20. If you are applying for your son to be considered under A or B of the over-subscription criteria you must submit the required documents prior to the date of the entrance test.

Boys sitting the test at Haberdashers' Adams will only receive a results letter from Adams. If you ticked the box to indicate you also have an interest in a place at Queen Mary’s Grammar School when completing the online form, you will not receive a separate letter from Queen Mary’s Grammar School- your son’s result will count for both schools. You must then include both schools on your preference form / common application form when you apply to the Local Authority.

Applying to your Local Authority

Applications to the Local Authority need to be completed in accordance with your home Local Authority’s application process. This may be online or by completing their Preference/Common Application Form. We expect the deadline for parent applications to their home Local Authority to be on or around 31st October 2018. Places are allocated by parents’ home Local Authority, on or around 1st March 2019. Parents must check their own Local Authority’s deadlines.


The timetable for admissions in September 2019 is as follows:

Open Days - 22nd and 23rd March 2018 and 4th and 5th February 2019

• Online applications open – April 2018 - 6th July 2018

• Entrance Test day – Monday 17th September 2018

• Test results posted to parents by second class post on the afternoon of Friday 12th October 2018

• Parents must complete their Local Authority application – 31st October 2018 (please check)

Parents considering an appeal should note our Appeals Timetable for 2019 admissions.

Admissions Office

If you have any queries concerning admission to Haberdashers' Adams please contact the Registrar on (01952) 953810 or by e-mail.