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Urmston Grammar is an 11-18 co-educational selective school with specialist status in Science  and Languages.  In our last OFSTED report, the school was described as ‘Outstanding”. The school was  awarded high performing specialist status (HPSS) by the DfE in 2008. The school became one of England's first converter academies in September 2010.


Entrance Exam Important Information

Due to reasons beyond the schools control, the website has recently been unavailable. Please be aware the deadline for the application for our entrance exam has been extended to Friday 25th July 12 noon. A temporary email account has been set up for application enquries ONLY which is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                                    
Please contact the school if you have not received an acknowledgement within 5 working days.                                                                       
May we take this opportunity to thank parents for their patience as we continue to work through the backlog.


BBC School Report 2014

Students had a taste of life as journalists by taking part in this year's BBC School Report. Elizabeth Hudson is a sports journalist who is based at Media City. She has been supporting the students by providing masterclasses on how to write the "perfect story". The stories are published on our school website which is linked to the BBC site as part of the annual News Day.

On March 27th our reporters interviewed Micky Higham - rugby league player with Warrington Wolves.

On March 18th two of our Year 11 reporters were chosen to interview the Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt at the Houses of Parliament.


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Urmston Grammar is a Selective Grammar, an Independent State Academy, a National Centre of Excellence for Science and a "University Teaching Academy" in partnership with The Manchester University and Manchester Metropolitan University.

Urmston Grammar, Newton Road, Urmston, Manchester M41 5UG, Tel. 0161 748 2875.