Newport Girls' High School


Entrance Test

Entry to Year 7 in September 2025

Key Dates

Online registration portal opens 9am, Tuesday 7 May 2024
Deadline for submitting SEN form (if applicable) 4pm, Friday 14 June 2024
Online registration portal closes 4pm, Friday 28 June 2024
Entrance Test invitation letters sent to parents of students who registered on time. by Monday 9 September 2024
Entrance Test (for those sitting at NGHS) Monday 16 September 2024
Deadline for submitting LA preference form Thursday 31 October 2024
National Offers Day Saturday 1 March 2025 (or next working day)

Application Process – Application to the School to sit the Test

The online portal to register your child to sit the Entrance Test for admission to Year 7 in September 2025 is now closed. It is not possible to register your child to sit the September Entrance Test now.

The online portal will open for late applications in November, please note that not all schools in the West Midlands Grammar School Partnership will accept late applications and we advise parents/carers to check the admissions arrangements of each school of interest to understand how any late applications will be dealt with.

 In the registration form for your child to sit the Entrance Test, you will be given the following information:

Please select from the list below the schools that you would like your child to be considered for. 

This is separate from the Local Authority preferences process, which has a separate deadline of the 31st October 2024. 

You must choose from the list below which schools you wish your child’s test results to be shared with. This may be different from the school at which they sat the Entrance Test. 

We cannot share data with schools if they are not selected at this point.  

It will not be possible to change your selections once this application to sit the Entrance Test is submitted. 

If you do not select a particular school then that school will not be able to consider your application at all, even if you later list the school on your Local Authority preference form.


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 2024.

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 2024. If your daughter was registered on time, allocated NGHS as her test centre and you have not received an invitation letter by Monday 9 September, please contact us via: Please do not contact us before this date.

Late Applications to sit the Entrance Test

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 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 2024. Places are allocated by home Local Authorities, on 1st March 2025.