All information is correct as at 3rd June 2019
Information regarding distance
The furthest distance offered at 1st allocation on 1st March 2019 was 7.544947 miles, however if there is any movement this distance may increase throughout the admission process until the children start in September.
- The furthest distance offered at 1st allocation on 1st March 2018 was 4.06618 miles.
- The furthest distance offered at 1st allocation on 1st March 2017 was 3.99540 miles.
The distance can vary from year to year as each cohort is different and the allocation of school places very much depends on parental choices.
The school admissions’ personnel will not be able to engage in telephone conversations about any aspect of the process. Should you have any queries, please email email@example.com and we will endeavour to respond within five working days.
Please see below the Oversubscription Criteria for the
admission of children in September 2020
Where the number of eligible applicants who meet the published academic requirements or who qualify for admission to Urmston Grammar exceeds the number of places available in the relevant year group, the following criteria will be applied, in the priority order set out below, to decide which children to admit:
Entry Category A
Places are initially allocated to candidates who are “Looked after” children, or who were previously looked after, but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence, or special guardianship order (as defined in the Education Act 2002 – Admissions). This category also includes children previously looked after outside of England by a public authority, a religious organisation or another provider of care whose sole purpose is to benefit society.
Entry Category B – approximately 20 places
Using the first list (rank score order) of candidates, the (20) top scoring candidates, irrespective of home residence, will be allocated a place under Category B. Candidates with equal scores to the lowest candidate in this second allocation will also be offered places.
Entry Category C – approximately 10 places
Parents will have the opportunity to submit a Pupil Premium notification slip along with the Urmston Grammar supplementary form when candidates receive a positive outcome results letter. Ten places will be allocated to the highest performing candidates who qualify for Pupil Premium, irrespective of distance, and who did not qualify under Entry Categories A or B above. Candidates, on Pupil Premium, with equal scores to the lowest candidate in this third allocation will also be offered places.
Entry Category D
Children who have parents who are serving members of Urmston Grammar staff, and who have had a permanent contract at UGS for at least 8 continuous years will be offered a place.
Entry Category E – approximately 120 places
Upon removing the candidates who are allocated places via Entry Categories A, B, C and D, places in category E will be allocated in accordance with their distance from the school to their home address as per a straight line, firstly by M41 and M31 postcodes followed by the remaining candidates. This arrangement is listed as Category E. The address used will be the permanent address of where the child resides. For the home address, the distance will be calculated using property co-ordinates provided from Trafford’s Local Land and Property Gazetteer (BS7666) (Royal Mail Postal Address information may be used in some instances). In the case of a child living in a block of flats, co-ordinates will be obtained in the same way. The co-ordinates that will be used for the School are 376120, 394926.
Home Address: The address used will be the permanent address where the child normally lives, not a temporary address or the address of a carer or relative. In the case of parents who are separated and where child-care arrangements are shared between two addresses in the priority admission area, the average of the distances of the two address from the school will be used for the purposes of determining priority for admission. Where one of the addresses is outside the priority admission area, the applicant will be regarded as living outside the area and the average of distances of the two addresses from the school will be used for determining priority for admission.
Applicants who move into the priority admission area, after the date of registration, who submit an on-time application to their home Local Authority, including Urmston Grammar as a preference, will be given consideration from the address given on the original application made direct to the school, until after the first round of offers. The new address will only be considered if the following evidence and legal documentation in relation to the change of residency is submitted to the school;
- evidence and legal documentation to the effect that they have purchased the property along with proof of disposal of the previous home.
- for leasing agreements, a legal contract for a minimum of 24 months without a break clause is required along with proof of disposal of the previous home, and
- documentation to prove the applicant and their parent(s) / carer(s) became resident at the new home.
Proof of residency will be required. Parents must inform the School of any changes to their address or circumstances. An allocated place may be subsequently withdrawn if incorrect or misleading information has been provided, which has led to the offer of a place or has advantaged the applicant in the priority offer for oversubscription
Applicants who move further away from the School after the date of application will be considered from their new address with immediate effect.
Please note – if there are two or more applications that cannot be separated by the oversubscription criteria outlined above, the school will use the distance between the school and a child’s home to decide between applicants. Priority will be given to children who live closest to the School.
Random allocation will be used as a tie break to decide who has the highest priority for admission where the qualifying score and the distance between the applicants’ home and the school is the same.
The School will operate a waiting list for Year 7 admission in September. From September to December of Year 7, any vacancies must be filled from the waiting list in accordance with the over-subscription criteria detailed above. From January each year, any subsequent available places will be offered to the candidate performing at the highest level in a re-assessment process, the details for which are communicated prior to the re-assessment (of recently completed school work) being conducted. Applicants for in-year admission to Years 7 to 11 may join the waiting list of the relevant year group if a place is not available within the year group, providing they have a positive outcome to the Urmston Grammar Entrance requirements.