11 Plus Schools

Trafford 11 Plus

For Entry in 2021

The Schools Admissions Code, that came into effect in 2012, stated that by law, schools must take all reasonable steps to inform parents of the outcome of tests before the closing deadline for the Common Application form (CAF) on October 31st.

From 2016, the following four schools will be known as the Trafford Grammar Schools CEM Consortium (TGSCC): Altrincham Grammar for Girls, Sale Grammar, Stretford Grammar, Urmston Grammar. Children can sit only one test. Parents can request the raw scores be shared between the schools. Scores cannot be shared between the schools after the standardisation process. Parents have to apply to one of the four schools to sit the exam and state which schools to share the scores with. Only girls can sit the test at Altrincham Grammar School. It is possible for a child to pass the test for one school and not for another; this is because the raw scores are being compared to a different cohort of children. Each school has it’s own admission policy.

Admissions Information for Consortium schools for September 2021 entry

Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, Sale Grammar School, Stretford Grammar School and Urmston Grammar

Closing Date for Applications Friday 26th June 2020 by noon
Registrations from Monday 1st June 2020
Open day Altrincham & Urmston Grammars – Thursday 18th June 2020 4pm – 8pm & Sale & Stretford Grammars – Thursday 25th June 2020 from 5pm – 8:30pm
Test dates Monday 14th September 2020
Test types Verbal ability (tests vocabulary, comprehension, verbal reasoning)
Numerical reasoning (tests the ability to solve mathematical problems)
Non-verbal reasoning (tests the ability to see how objects relate to each other)
Two test papers, approximately 1 hr each, each one containing a mixture of multiple choice questions, divided into smaller timed sections. The questions in each paper will be a mixture of the above subjects. Some of the maths questions may be standard
Familiarisation Booklet
Examiners CEM (Durham University)
Test Scores The qualifying score is 334. This does not guarantee a place as each school has their own admissions policy and will use other criteria for oversubscription.
Some of the schools carry out an automatic review of children who attain a score close to the pass mark. The review panel will take into account the score, an invigilator’s report, any special circumstances and supporting evidence. Those who qualify under the Review process will have their score adjusted to 334.
Stretford Grammar – children who score 324-333 receive a review
Sale Grammar – children who score up to 13 marks below the pass mark
Urmston Grammar – children who score 321-333 receive a review
In 2016, Urmston Grammar had 1896 applications. Candidates who attained 397 or more are in the top 20. Several hundred achieved the qualifying score 334. The average score for the pupils who qualified was 357. A further 297 attained 321-333 and were reviewed.
Test Results By 16th October 2020
School allocations 2nd March 2021
Recommended Practice Materials CEM Practice Materials For Trafford

Trafford Consortium schools Information

School Admissions Gender Places Open Events
Altrincham Grammar school for Girls Admissions Policy 2021 Girls 174 Thursday 18th June 2020 4pm – 8pm
Sale Grammar School Admissions Policy 2021 Mixed 180 Thursday 25th June 2020 from 5pm – 8.30pm
Stretford Grammar School Admissions Policy 2020 Mixed 160 TBC
Urmston Grammar School Admissions Policy 2021 Mixed 150 TBC

Altrincham Grammar School for Boys Admissions Information for September 2021 Entry

Places 202 places in Year 7
Closing Date Wednesday 1st July 2020
Open Day Thursday 25th June 2020, 5pm – 7:30pm
Information Evenings – TBC
Test dates Friday 11th September 2020
Test types Verbal Reasoning, Non Verbal Reasoning, Maths – multiple choice format.
Additionally applicants will take an internally set Creative Writing paper which will be used as part of the review procedure.
Examiners GL Assessment (NFER) and the school for creative writing
Test Scores The qualifying score is 334.
The candidates who score below but within 13 marks of the qualifying score will have their tests reviewed. Applicants who submitted a Special Circumstance form will also have their results reviewed.
The review panel will consist of the Headmaster, the entrance exam coordinator, and an Independent Teacher
The review panel will take into account the following:
1) The test scores
2) The standard of the English paper will be looked at and banded into 3 categories – recommended, borderline or not recommended
3) Review Report from the child’s Headteacher
4) Special circumstances
Those applicants whom the review panel qualify for admission will have their score amended to 334.
Test Results October 2020 (TBC)
School allocations 1st/2nd March 2021
Appeals Deadline: TBC. Deadline for submitting evidence: TBC
Decision letters are sent out within 5 days of the hearing
Admissions Information Altrincham Grammar School for Boys
Admissions Policy 2021
Tel: 0161 928 0858
Recommended Practice Materials Verbal Reasoning Practice Materials
Non-verbal Reasoning Practice Materials
Maths Practice Materials

Loreto Grammar School Admissions Information for September 2021 Entry

Places 150 places in Year 7
Online Registration Opens Saturday 27th June 2020
Closing Date for Applications CAF Form: 31st October 2020
Online Registration Closes: TBC
Open Day Saturday 27th June 2020 from 9:30am – 1pm
Test dates Saturday 26th September 2020
Test types Verbal Reasoning (multiple choice) 50 minutes, English (multiple choice) 50 minutes, both by GL Assessment and an internal set Maths paper, (standard) 45 minutes
Examiners For Verbal reasoning and English the paper is written by NFER (GL Assessment)
The School writes the Maths paper. The maths test is similar to a SATs paper.
Test Results Posted – Friday 16th October 2020
School allocations 1st March 2021
Appeals Applications made after 1st March 2021
ADMISSIONS INFORMATION Loreto Grammar School
Admissions Policy 2021
Tel: 0161 928 3703
Recommended Practice Materials Verbal Reasoning Practice Materials
Maths Practice Materials
English Practice Materials

St. Ambrose College Admissions Information for September 2021 Entry

Places Boys, Catholic school, 140 places in Year 7
Open Day Saturday 27th June 2020 9:30am – 12:30pm
Closing Date for Applications 31st October 2020 for Common Application Form
School’s form (available on School’s website) TBC
Registration opens April 2020
Test dates Friday 18th September 2020
Test types Verbal Reasoning, Arithmetic and English
Examiners written by school
School allocations 1st March 2021
Results Posted Friday 16th October 2020
ADMISSIONS INFORMATION St. Ambrose College
Admissions Policy 2021
Tel: 0161 980 2711
Recommended Practice Materials
Verbal Reasoning Practice Materials
Maths Practice Materials
English Practice Materials

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Page last updated on 15th April 2020

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