In-Year’ Admissions to Year 7-11
Academic Year 2023-2024
There are currently no places available in Year Groups 7-11
Please see below information regarding In-Year Assessments
Date of birth between Sept 2008 – Aug 2012
All candidates who have not gained a successful outcome from the entrance examination or have not sat the Urmston Grammar entrance examination when making the transition from Primary to Secondary will need to be assessed to establish whether or not they meet Urmston Grammar’s admission requirements.
Suitability is determined by either the sitting of a series of tests or through an assessment of existing academic materials. It remains the right of Urmston Grammar to decide the route for each candidate. If the outcome is successful following this process their names can be included on the waiting list.
In the event of an assessment of existing academic materials being the route determined, then the parent/carer will be notified in advance of the specific items that are to be submitted.
In the event of sitting a series of tests being the route determined, then the parent/carer will be notified in advance of the arrangements for the testing process. No familiarisation material is available.
One day each term-time will be allocated for an In-Year Assessment.
There are currently no places at the school and places do not become available very often. A successful outcome from the In-Year Assessment does not guarantee that a place will be offered. In the event of a vacancy becoming available, the waiting list will be ranked in accordance with our published oversubscription criteria.
Parents have the right to appeal against all admission decisions.
One day each term-time will be allocated for an In-Year Assessment. All applications must be made through the Trafford Council portal on the link below;
Once Urmston Grammar receives notification from Trafford Council, parents/carers will receive an acknowledgement from Urmston Grammar confirming information relating to the relevant In-Year Assessment.
Please note - Only one In-Year assessment process can be undertaken each academic year.
Please note – An In-Year Assessment can only be conducted for candidates who are resident in the UK. Once you have arrived in the UK and have taken up residency, all applications must be made through the Trafford Council portal on the link below;
Please note – if you are seeking admission for a Year 11 place in September 2023 please be aware at this stage it may not be possible to match up options and examining boards, and this may have a detrimental effect for the student and may result in significant disruption to their academic progress. Please visit our sixth form admission pages for any updates on entry to the Urmston Grammar Sixth Form.
Please note – We are currently full in the year 10 group and at this stage it is not possible to match up options and examining boards as this may have a detrimental effect for the student. In-Year transfers after the start of external examination courses may result in significant disruption to their academic progress.
Please note – The re-assessment for any candidate who has sat the entrance examination in the academic year commencing September 2022 – July 2023 will not be initiated until the Summer Term of 2024 as we are legally bound to assess only once in any 12-month period.
Please note – The re-assessment for any candidate who has sat the entrance examination in the academic year commencing September 2023 – July 2024 will not be initiated until the Summer Term of 2025 as we are legally bound to assess only once in any 12-month period.
Please note – In-Year transfers after the start of external examination courses may result in significant disruption to academic progress.
Please do not reapply via the Trafford Council Portal once your child has already attended for an In-Year Assessment for the relevant academic year as your application will not be processed.
Waiting List for Year 7 – 11
All candidates who do not succeed in gaining a place, having successfully met the school’s admission requirements, will be entitled to have their name entered on Urmston Grammar’s waiting list.
When a vacancy arises, the waiting list will be ranked in accordance with our published oversubscription criteria.
Appeal Process for Years 7- 11
Parents of children, who wish to enter the school after year 7, may be informed that there are no places. Under the terms of the 1998 Education Act parents have the right to appeal against this decision to an Independent Appeals Panel.
The decision of the Independent Appeals Panel will be final and binding on all parties. Being granted an appeal hearing is no guarantee of a place being offered.
If you wish to exercise your right to appeal, please request an Appeal Form via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only one appeal can be lodged each academic year.