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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

There are 105 day places and up to 15 boarding places for entry in to Year 7 in September 2020. Registration for boys wishing to sit our Entrance Test for entry into Year 7 in  September 2020 has now closed. The deadline for registration was 4pm on Friday 5th July 2019. 

Registration will re-open for late registrations in January 2020.

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.

Registration closed 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.


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 5th July 2019. Please note all applications after this time are considered late.  
2. Boys must sit the Entrance Test on the 16th September 2019
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 New Admissions policy. 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 2019. Places are allocated by parents’ home Local Authority, on or around 1st March 2020. Parents must check their own Local Authority’s deadlines.


The timetable for admissions in September 2020 is as follows:
• Open Days - 4th and 5th February 2019 and 3rd and 4th February 2020 (booking on-line opens December 2019)
• Online applications open – April 2018 - 5th July 2019
• Entrance Test day – Monday 16th September 2019
• Test results posted to parents by second class post mid October 2019
• Parents must complete their Local Authority application – 31st October 2019 (please check)

Admissions Office

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