Admission of children to Year 7 for September 2025


Urmston Grammar is a highly successful co-educational 11-18 selective academy with admission normally taking place for pupils at ages 11 and 16. 


Admission arrangements for girls and boys who will be 11 years of age by 1st September 2025

Online registration to sit the Urmston Grammar Entrance Examination on Monday 16th September 2024 will open at 12:00 noon on Thursday 25th April 2024; to register please go to the link below

The closing date for registration is 12:00 noon on Friday 21st June 2024

Your child must have a date of birth between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014

Please note: if you have not completed the on-line registration form by 12 noon on Friday 21st June 2024 a later test will not be initiated until after 1st March 2025

Please ensure you read all the available information as detailed in the bullet points below;

  • the Urmston Grammar 2025 information booklet, which includes FAQ's
  • the Admissions Timetable for Admissions to year 7 -2025 with notes for parents
  • the Admissions Policy for the admission of children in September 2025
  • the familiarisation material

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


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.  GL Assessment are the test provider for Year 7 entry testing for September 2024 and beyond. 

The entrance exam will consist of two tests, each approximately one hour in length, containing questions that assess verbal skills, non-verbal skills 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