Year 7

Year 7 Admission Arrangements for 2018/19

Entry to Year 7 is in September at the start of the academic year. To apply you must complete your own Local Authority’s online Common Application Form (e.g. Blackburn with Darwen, Lancashire County Council, Bolton Council, etc) AND the School’s own online application form (see Apply Now button below), both before the 31st October 2017.

When you complete the Local Authority’s application online you will be reminded, by way of a pop-up on screen (that you have to tick to acknowledge you have seen), to complete QEGS’ own online application form.  Once you have submitted our online application form, you will receive an e-mail to confirm receipt of your application.  Please ensure you retain this receipt as proof of your application.

The Fair Banding Assessment for September 2018 applicants will take place on Saturday 18th November 2017. As a result of completing the QEGS online application form you will automatically receive an invitation from the school to sit the assessment, but you will NOT receive this until AFTER the national closing date for applications (31st October 2017).

Fair Banding Assessment

The assessment assesses verbal, numerical and non-verbal abilities.

Verbal Ability
Comprehension (15 questions).  This section assesses the candidate’s ability to understand text and make inferences.
Related Words (27 questions).  This section assesses the candidate’s vocabulary knowledge.
Missing Words (44 words).  This section assesses the candidate’s comprehension and vocabulary skills.

Numerical Ability
Arithmetic (23 questions).  This section assesses the candidate’s numerical ability through mental arithmetic.
Data Problems (16 questions).  This section aims to assess numerical and analytical reasoning through functional data problems.

Non-Verbal Ability
Pictures (24 questions).  This section assesses the candidate’s visuo-spatial aspects of fluid intelligence.

If you wish to see a few pages typical of the assessment please click here.   This is a wholly online assessment.  The children do not need to bring anything with them on the day of the assessment.

The result of your application will be made known to you by your Local Authority on 1st March 2018 of National Offer Day.

Before you submit your application, please check your details carefully and make sure all fields are correct; in particular, the e-mail address, as this is how we will contact you about the Fair Banding Assessment. We will not write out to you at your home address.

Please DO NOT click the submit button more than once when your application is complete.

Please note that when you submit your online application form, you will see a message appear saying your application has been submitted, and you will receive an e-mail to confirm receipt to the e-mail address you used on the application form.

Please ensure you retain this as proof of your application.

PLEASE ONLY USE THIS ‘APPLY NOW’ BUTTON FOR YEAR 7 APPLICATIONS, AND ONLY APPLY WHEN YOUR CHILD HAS STARTED IN YEAR 6 AT THEIR PRIMARY SCHOOL (NOT WHILE THEY ARE STILL IN YEAR 5).

Apply Now

If you are unsuccessful in being offered a place for September 2018, your child’s name will be automatically placed on the Local Authority’s reserve list in accordance with the oversubscription criteria/random draw.  The reserve list will be maintained by the Local Authority until 31st December 2018, at which point it will be passed back to the school to manage as their Waiting List.  The School’s Waiting List is not held numerically, but in accordance with our oversubscription criteria.

If you wish your child’s name to remain on the waiting list for the rest of the school year should a place be made available, please e-mail the Admissions Department (admissions@qegsblackburn.com) during the first two weeks of term in January 2019, otherwise your child’s name will be removed from the waiting list.

For further information, visit the Secondary School Admissions Booklet 2018.

https://www.blackburn.gov.uk/Lists/DownloadableDocuments/Secondary-School-Admissions-Booklet-2018.pdf