Apply for a Place
To apply for a Boarding or Day place at Wymondham College for the academic year 2020-2021, please click the relevant link below.
Please make sure you are aware of our Admissions Policy and understand the type of application you are submitting before applying. All Admissions information is found on the relevant Admissions pages.
For any questions about the application process please see our FAQ page or contact our Admissions Team who will advise you on the application process.
Tel: 01953 609014
Guide to the Transfer to Secondary School at Year 7
|Steps||Boarding Place||Day Place|
|Step 1||September preceding year of entry - All Local Authorities in England provide Year 6 students in maintained schools with a Common Application Form (CAF), which is usually online. This must be completed by parents and returned to their home Local Authority by 31 October. If the child attends an Independent School, parent(s)/carer(s) have to contact their home Local Authority for a CAF. If the family live elsewhere in the UK or overseas, this does not apply.|
|Step 2||Parent(s)/Carer(s) also complete a Year 7 Main School Boarding application and send back to the College by 31 October.||Parent(s)/Carers who wish for their child to participate in the Year 7 Music Priority Specialist places also complete the relevant application and return it to the College by 31 October.|
|Step 4||December - The College writes to the family to advise whether we deem the candidate suitable to board. If we think they are unsuitable, we will give the reasons why.||The College writes to all October Priority Place participants to advise whether or not they have reached the required benchmark.|
|Step 5||1 March - The candidate's home Local Authority advises the family at which School a place has been offered.||1 March - The candidate's home Local Authority advises the family at which school a place has been offered.|
2 March - The College writes to all our sucessful Boarding candidates with an offer pack.
We also write to any unsuccessful candidates with an explanation of what happens next.
|2 March - The College writes to all our sucessful Day candidates with an offer pack.|
|Step 7||If candidates are not offered a place at their preferred school(s) they are offered the right to appeal to an independent appeals panel.|
Guide to Applications - Years 8-10
|Steps||Boarding Place||Day Place|
|Step 1||Parent(s)/Carer(s) complete a Year 8-10 application and send back to the College by given closing date.||Parent(s)/Carer(s) apply either via their home Local Authority or directly to the College.|
If a vacancy exists, places are given accordance with our oversubscription criteria as published in the Admissions policy.
If no vacancies exist the College will advise the family of their right to appeal.
|Step 3||December - Offers are made to the applicant's family.||
No further action or appeal heard with 30 school days.
Waiting lists for Day places are not maintained by the College or Local Authority.
|Step 4||Spring Term - Admissions usually make further round(s) of offers and/or write to candidate's family with right of Appeal.|
The College holds all applications on file in case of further vacancies, until the end of the academic year in which entry was sought.
Guide to Sixth Form application
|Steps||Boarding Place||Day Place|
|Step 1||Parent(s)/Carer(s) and Candidate complete a Sixth Form Boarding application form and send it to the College by given closing date via post.||Parent(s)/Carer(s) and Candidate complete a Sixth Form Day application send it to the College by given closing date via post.|
|Candidates can apply for both Boarding and Day places. Applications are treated entirely separately and processed according to the below sequence.|
|Step 3||December - Candidate invited to come to the College for a boarding interview, (in mid-January). If candidate has applied for a Academic, Sport or Music scholarship, they are invited to come for the assessment(s) at the same time. Please see the Sixth Form Scholarship guidance page.||Early February - First round of offers are issued in accordance with our Admissions policy and update letters are sent to any unsuccessful candidates. Any candidates receiving both Boarding and Day offers given a deadline by which to choose the status they wish to enter Sixth Form.|
|Step 4||End January - First round of offers are issued and update letters are send to all unsuccessful candidates.||
Spring Term Onwards - The College continues to monitor acceptances and fallout and makes further rounds of offers as appropriate.
Just before Easter, any unsuccessful candidates are given details of their right to appeal.
Spring Term Onwards - The College continues to monitor acceptances and fallout and makes further round of offers as appropriate.
Just before Easter any unsuccessful candidates are given details of their right to appeal.
Closing and Offer Dates for Applications
|Year Group||Application Closing Dates||Offer Dates (Letters are sent out)|
|Year 7 Full Boarding - Overseas Only||Friday 12 October 2018||Friday 14 December 2018|
|Year 7 Full Boarding - UK||Wednesday 31 October 2018||Friday 1 March 2019|
|Year 7 Day/Day Boarding||Wednesday 31 October 2018||Friday 1 March 2019|
|Years 8 - 10 Full Boarding - Overseas Only||Friday 12 October 2018||Friday 14 December 2018|
|Years 8 - 10 Full Boarding - UK||Monday 16 November 2018||Friday 14 December 2018|
|Year 12 Full Boarding - Overseas Only||Friday 12 October 2018||Friday 14 December 2018|
|Sixth Form Full Boarding||Friday 23 November 2018||Friday 25 January 2019|
|Sixth Form Day/Day Boarding||Friday 7 December 2018||Friday 1 February 2019|
Boarding Interview Dates
|Year Group||Interview Dates||Offer Dates (Letters are Sent out)|
|Year 7-10 Boarding Interview weekend||Friday 23 & Saturday 24 November 2018||
Year 7 only - 1 March 2019
Years 8-10 - 14 December 2018
|Sixth Form Boarding Interviews||Friday 18 & Saturday 19 January 2019||Friday 25 January 2019|
Specialist Priority & Scholarship Dates
|Year Group||Assessment Dates||Offer Dates (Letters are sent out)|
|Year 6 Music Assessments||
Session 1 - 9 October 2018
Session 2 - 23 November 2018
|Friday 1 March 2019|
Sixth Form Scholarship Audition/Assessment/Academic Testing
|Friday 18 January 2019||Friday 25 January 2019|
The Difference between Day, Day+ & Boarding Places
In overview, Day students can be at College from 08:15 to 17:15. Payment of the Main School Day charge (currently £28.66 per week) entitles the student to refreshments at morning break, lunch and use of the boarding facilities downstairs.
Day+* students can come to the College at 07:30, take breakfast and have the usual School day. They may stay later to have tea and complete their prep in house alongside the Boarders. Day+ students will leave at the end of prep time for their year group.
Day++* students receive all the benefits of a Day+ student and in addition, can take advantage of using a room upstairs in the boarding house. The room is provided on the basis that there is space in the boarding house and at the discretion of the Head of House.
The student must leave the boarding house by 21:00 and must not under any circumstances stay overnight in the room. Equally they do not have access to a wardrobe, nor may they store any items at the College in the room.
*Day+ and Day++ is an arrangement which carries a termly charge. Please see the fees information for the prices.