Admissions FAQs - Wymondham College


Admissions FAQs

When do I make an application for a place into Year 7?

If your child attends a state primary school, you will automatically be prompted to cast your preferences of secondary school as they enter year 6.

If they are in an independent school you will need to contact your home local authority for a Common Application form to do this.

If you are seeking a boarding place, you will also need to complete and return the Boarding Application either online or paper form and submit/ post it back to us completed.

The deadline to submit the application is 31 October in the year preceding entry.

For Day place application, how far do you reach on proximity?

This distance changes every year, largely due to the number of siblings joining us. Over the last 10 years, the furthest we have reached is 3.8 miles but for several of those years the distance reached has been far less.

Can I apply for Day and Boarding places at the same time?

Yes. The only thing to remember is that you must be careful to order them in the way you want e.g if a day place is what you really want, make sure to give it a higher preference than that for the boarding place.

Does my child have to sit an Entrance Examination?

No. Wymondham College is not academically selective.

Do you offer any Scholarships?

We offer Boarding Scholarships at Sixth Form for Achievement in Sport, Music or for Academic Excellence and these carry a part bursary.

We also offer Priority Places for an aptitude in Music for Main School. These do not confer any other benefit than a priority for a place at the College. These places apply to both Day and Boarding candidates. See our Priority places & Scholarships page for more details.

Do you offer flexi-boarding?

Not formally. However, in practice several of our boarders live relatively locally and they can choose to return home after lessons on a Saturday, returning on a Sunday evening/Monday morning.

Are you able to offer any help with boarding fees?

Other than the Sixth Form Scholarships, the College does not offer any bursaries. However, we can put you in touch with a range of educational trusts and charities who may be able to help. Please contact the Admissions office for further information. 

What are the timings of the school day?

The timings of the school day can be found here.

Do you admit students into years other than Year 7 and Sixth Form?

Yes. The College also has a formal intake of boarders at Year 9. 

We are able to consider applications for other Years and, if vacancies exist, offer places in accordance with our Admissions Policy.

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