Once a child has secured a place in the junior school, provided that they make good progress, they will enjoy an automatic progression to the senior school. This means that they will not have to sit the entrance test alongside external candidates.
Should a child’s progress be a concern and staff feel that they may find it difficult to access the curriculum in the senior school, the Headmaster of WGJS will contact parents at the start of Year 5 to discuss to discuss possible interventions and strategies aimed at boosting a child’s confidence and scores in the year ahead.
If interventions are not successful and there are still concerns about moving on to the senior school, the Headmaster of WGJS may decide that the offer of an automatic place would not be in the best interests of the child. Such a decision will be made by half term in the autumn of Year 6. This will allow time for parents to explore alternative options. A child in this position still may gain entry to the senior school, but will have to sit the entrance exam alongside external candidates.