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Wallington High School for Girls

Wallington High School for Girls is an all-girls selective grammar school in the London Borough of Sutton, England. The school was established in 1888 by a collective of nuns and has a long history of excellence and innovation in education. The school specialises in STEM subjects and languages, and has a thriving sixth form with about 250 girls in each year.


The school’s history can be traced back to 1888, when it was founded as the Wallington County Grammar School for Girls by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, a Catholic religious order. The school was originally located on Stanley Park Road in Carshalton, and had only 18 pupils in its first year. The school grew rapidly over the years, and moved to its current site on Woodcote Road in 1965. The school changed its name to Wallington High School for Girls in 1971, and became grant-maintained in 1993. In 2011, the school converted to academy status and joined the Girls’ Learning Trust, a multi-academy trust that also includes Nonsuch High School for Girls and Carshalton High School for Girls.

The school’s motto is “Heirs of the past, Makers of the future”, reflecting its vision of nurturing confident, creative, and compassionate young women who can make a positive difference in the world.


The school’s curriculum is designed to challenge and inspire its students, who are selected through a competitive entrance exam. The school has seven forms of entry in Years 7 to 11, and each student studies two modern foreign languages alongside the other national curriculum subjects. At GCSE level, students study for ten subjects, including a modern foreign language, at least one humanities subject, and two subjects that they choose from a wide range of options.

The school also offers a variety of enrichment activities, such as clubs, societies, trips, competitions, and awards.


The school is highly oversubscribed, with around 2000 girls each year applying for 210 available places in Year 7. The admission process involves taking an entrance test in verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning, English, and mathematics. The test is administered by the Sutton Consortium of Grammar Schools. The school also admits students based on musical aptitude or sporting ability.