Newport Girls' High School


Entrance Test

Entry to Year 7 in September 2024

Key Dates

Online registration portal opens 9am, Tuesday 9 May 2023
Deadline for submitting SEN form (if applicable) 9am, Wednesday 14 June 2023
Online registration portal closes 4pm, Friday 30 June 2023
Entrance Test invitation letters sent to parents of students who registered on time. by Monday 11 September 2023
Entrance Test (for those sitting at NGHS) Monday 18 September 2023
Deadline for submitting LA preference form Tuesday 31 October 2023
National Offers Day Friday 1 March 2024

Application Process – Application to the School to sit the Test

The deadline for applications was 4pm on the 30 June 2023.

If you are considering NGHS for your daughter's secondary school education please ensure that you select to share you daughter's test result with NGHS when completing your online application. 

 When you are ready to register for the entrance test, please ensure you have a colour head and shoulders photograph of your daughter ready to upload onto the portal (this does not need to be an official passport photograph).

If your application requires supporting documents i.e. EHCP, adoption certificate, Pupil Premium Form these must be provided by the portal close date. If you have requested special arrangements for your child to sit the Test, the SEN Form and supporting evidence must be provided by 14 June 2023.

Only once you have completed the registration form will you receive an acknowledgement email. Once you have submitted your registration form you will be able to download and print a copy of your registration form for your records. If you have made any errors, you must contact immediately and the error can be amended. No changes can be made after the closing date.

Invitation letters containing full details of arrangements for the test day will be sent to parents/carers in September 2023. If your daughter was registered on time, allocated NGHS as her test centre and you have not received an invitation letter by Monday 11 September, please contact us via: Please do not contact us before this date.

Late Applications to sit the EntranceTest

In exceptional circumstances, late applications may be submitted with supporting evidence to provide the reasons for the late application. Consideration will be given to late applications and, if accepted, provision will be made for the child to sit the Entrance Test at a later date. 

The online portal is now closed and will reopen for late applications after National Offer Day (1 March 2024).

The Test

We administer the Test as part of a Consortium of grammar schools in Shropshire, Walsall and Wolverhampton but are part of the larger partnership of grammar schools, known as ‘West Midlands Grammar Schools’, which incorporates all Birmingham, Shropshire, Walsall, Warwickshire, and Wolverhampton grammar schools. 

The Test comprises two papers. Normally, each test paper is approx. 50 minutes in length. School administration for each test will normally be one-hour.

Candidates are given a short break between the papers. Questions are included in question booklets. Candidates MUST write answers on the separate answer sheets provided.  

Application Process – Application to the Local Authority

As well as applying to the school to sit our Test, parents must also apply to their own Local Authority. This usually involves completing their Local Authority’s online application, indicating parents’ preference of schools. Parents should list schools in order of their choice and not based on test result. Local Authorities will allocate children the highest preference school they are eligible to be offered a place at. The deadline is 31 October 2023. Places are allocated by home Local Authorities, on 1st March 2024.