11 Plus Schools

Trafford 11 Plus

For Entry in 2020

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 2020 entry

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

Closing Date for Applications Fri 28th June 2019 by 12 noon
Registrations from Mon 3rd June 2019
Open day Altrincham & Urmston Grammars – Thurs 20th June 2019, 4pm – 8pm & Sale & Stretford Grammars – Thurs 27th June, 5pm – 8.30pm
Test dates Mon 16th September 2019
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 mid October 2019
School allocations 2nd March 2020
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Trafford Consortium schools Information

School Admissions Gender Places Open Events
Altrincham Grammar school for Girls Admissions Policy 2020 Girls 174 Thurs 20th June 2019 4pm–8pm
Sale Grammar School Admissions Policy 2020 Mixed 180 Thurs 27th June 2019, 5.00pm – 8.30pm.
Stretford Grammar School Admissions Policy 2020 Mixed 160 Thurs 27th June 2019, 5.00pm – 8.00pm
Urmston Grammar School Admissions Policy 2020 Mixed 150 Thurs 20th June 2019, 4pm – 8pm

Altrincham Grammar School for Boys Admissions Information for September 2020 Entry

Places 202 places in Year 7
Closing Date Mon 1st July 2019
Open Day Thurs 27th June 2019 5pm-7.30pm
Information Evenings – Thurs 27th June 2019, 5.00pm – 7.30pm
Test dates Fri 13th September 2019
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 2019 (TBC)
School allocations 2nd March 2020
Appeals Deadline: Fri 17th April 2020. Deadline for submitting evidence: Friday 24th April 2020
Decision letters are sent out within 5 days of the hearing
Admissions Information Altrincham Grammar School for Boys
Admissions Policy 2020
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 2020 Entry

Places 150 places in Year 7
Online Registration Opens Sat 22nd June 2019, 10.00am
Closing Date for Applications CAF Form: 31st October 2019
Online Registration Closes: Fri 26th July 2019, 4.00pm
Open Day Sat 22nd June 2019, 9.30am – 1.00pm
Test dates Sat 21st September 2019
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 – Fri 11th October 2019
School allocations 2nd March 2020
Appeals Applications made after 2nd March 2020
ADMISSIONS INFORMATION Loreto Grammar School
Admissions Policy 2020
Tel: 0161 928 3703
Recommended Practice Materials Verbal Reasoning Practice Materials
Maths Practice Materials
English Practice Materials

St. Ambrose College Admissions Information for September 2020 Entry

Places Boys, Catholic school, 140 places in Year 7
Open Day Sat 29th June 2019, 9.30am – 12.30pm
Closing Date for Applications 31st October 2019 for Common Application Form
School’s form (available on School’s website) must be received by 31st August 2019
Registration opens April 2019
Test dates Fri 20th September 2019
Test types Verbal Reasoning, Arithmetic and English
Examiners written by school
School allocations 2nd March 2020
Results Posted week commencing 14th October 2019
ADMISSIONS INFORMATION St. Ambrose College
Admissions Policy 2020
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 21st June 2019

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