Admission of children to Year 7 for September 2024


Urmston Grammar is a highly successful co-educational 11-18 selective academy with specialist status in Science and Foreign Languages with admission normally taking place at 11 and 16. 


Registration to sit the Urmston Grammar Entrance Exam on Tuesday 5th September 2023 are welcomed from 12:00 noon on Friday 21st April; to register please go to the link below

The closing date for registration is 12:00 noon on Monday 12th June 2023

Your child must have a date of birth between 1st September 2012 and 31st August 2013

Please note: if you have not completed the on-line registration form by 12 noon on Monday 12th June 2023 a later test will not be initiated until after 1st March 2024

Please ensure you read all information available

  • Please access the 'Urmston Grammar 2024 information booklet includes FAQ's' below
  • Please access the 'Admissions Timetable for Admissions to year 7 -2024 with notes for parents' below
  • Please access the 'Admissions Policy for the admission of children in September 2024' below
  • Please access the familiarisation material below

Please click on the link below to register your child for the entrance exam


In 2022, the Trafford Grammar Schools Consortium announce a change of provider for candidates wishing to take the entrance examination in September 2023.  The move to GL Assessments was necessitated by the withdrawal of CEM from the market and has been made by grammar schools across the country. 

To ensure the return of examination results before parents complete their local authority school selections, GL Assessments have informed us that we must bring the entrance exam date earlier for this year.  This will enable them to complete the necessary marking and standardisation on time.

We wish to announce, therefore, that the Trafford Consortium's entrance examination will now take place on Tuesday 5th September 2023.  


The Trafford Grammar School Consortium, comprising Altrincham Grammar School for Boys, Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, Sale Grammar School, Stretford Grammar School and Urmston Grammar School, are pleased to confirm our partnership with GL Assessment. 

GL Assessment will be the test provider for Year 7 entry testing from 2023 for 2024 entry and beyond. 

As specified in our admission policies, the content of the examination will remain as it previously has been, comprising mathematics, verbal reasoning and non-verbal reasoning. Questions will be restricted to these skills and will be tested in a variety of ways; we do not however, have information regarding the exam content or question types.

GL is creating a bespoke paper for the Trafford Consortium so students sitting this examination will not sit the same examination at any other school.  The types of questions however, will be similar to those provided in GL's familiarisation material, and are available below;

The entrance exam will consist of two tests, each approximately one hour in length, containing questions that assess verbal, non-verbal and mathematics skills.  For each element there will be a range of different types of questions. 

Questions that test verbal ability skills may include questions relating to word choice, knowledge of words and their meanings and how words relate to each other; students may also be asked questions that relate to verbal reasoning comprehension skills. 

Questions that test non-verbal ability skills may include questions relating to relationships between shapes and sequences of shapes, identification of common features from a set of figures and applying them to a new figure, codes and spatial awareness questions. 

Questions that test mathematics skills generally cover content taught in schools up to the start of Year 6.  The areas assessed typically include aspects of number, measurement, geometry and statistics.  Some questions may involve using current mathematical skills to solve mathematic problems.   

Please note, the school admissions personnel will not be able to engage in telephone conversations about any aspect of the admission process.  Should you have any queries please email 

Due to high volumes of emails the admissions team will endeavour to respond within five working days