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Admission of children to Year 7 for September 2020
Admission Arrangements for boys and girls who will be 11 years of age by September 2020
(Date of Birth must be between 1st September 2008 and 31st August 2009)
The Admission Authority for this school is the Governing Body and the intended admission number for 2020 is 160.
You are warmly invited to our OPEN EVENING, where teaching staff and pupils are available for questions.
Thursday 27th June 2019
5.00pm – 8.00pm
ENTRANCE TEST DATE
Monday 16th September 2019
Closing Date for ALL Applications – Noon on Friday 28th June 2019
Parking for all our events is limited, please park considerately
Stretford Grammar School is a co-educational Foundation Grammar School with ambitious students who demonstrate high levels of care and consideration towards each other and the wider community. This caring and compassionate behaviour is celebrated in two Ofsted reports and frequently commented upon by visitors to the school who are struck by the courteous, purposeful and respectful atmosphere. At the heart of the school, core values of courtesy and respect, together with its diversity and excellent relationships, make Stretford Grammar School a unique place to learn.
The School’s principal aim of ‘striving for the very best for all students’ was confirmed in the school’s most recent inspection in 2016 which highlighted the ‘caring, committed and clear leadership’ of the school. In 2016 our students achieved 95% 5A*-C, including English and mathematics, and our levels of progress are significantly above national and local authority averages for English and mathematics. These wonderful achievements reflect the hard work and dedication of students and staff as well as the incredible support of our parental body.
In addition, the school places great value on student participation in a broad range of curricular and extra-curricular opportunities aimed at developing life skills, leadership potential and links with the wider community. In doing so, we hope that each and every one of our students has the opportunity to experience success during their time at Stretford Grammar School.
These four Trafford Grammar Schools are to be known as the Trafford Grammar Schools CEM Consortium (TGSCC).
Please consult individual websites for further specific information including the admissions policy for each school.
|Altrincham Grammar School for Girls
Cavendish Road, Bowdon, Altrincham, Cheshire WA14 3NL
|Single sex – girls only|
|Sale Grammar School
Marsland Road, Sale, Cheshire M33 3NH
|Mixed – girls and boys|
|Stretford Grammar School
Granby Road, Stretford, Manchester M32 8JB
|Mixed – girls and boys|
Newton Road, Urmston, Manchester M41 5UG
|Mixed – girls and boys|
All information is updated as and when required.
Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, Sale Grammar School, Stretford Grammar School and Urmston Grammar are using the same entrance test and consequently your child will only sit one test. Parents can request that the raw score is shared between all four schools for inclusion in their standardisation. Parents can therefore choose to receive results for all four schools. Please read the registration form carefully and tick the appropriate statement to request that the scores are shared. Scores cannot be retrospectively shared between the schools after the standardisation process has taken place.
Altrincham Grammar School for Boys, Loreto Grammar School and St Ambrose Grammar School are NOT part of the Consortium and do not do the CEM Test.
ADMISSIONS PROCEDURE FOR ADMISSION IN SEPTEMBER 2019
How to apply for a place
Stretford Grammar School’s admission information is available on the school website and summarised below:
THE ENTRANCE TEST
The test results will be posted second class no later than 18th October 2019. For your child to qualify for a place at Stretford Grammar School your child must gain a qualifying score of 334 and you must ensure that you have named Stretford Grammar School as a preference on the Local Authority’s Common Application Form. For the qualifying scores for other schools within the consortium, please go to the relevant website. This form must be returned to the Local Authority in which you reside. Please be aware that achieving the qualifying score is not an offer of a place.
If parents/carers have elected (on the TGSCC Registration Form) to share their child’s result with more than one school, a separate letter will be sent to you from each school.
Papers are marked electronically by computer and the two results are checked against each other. It is highly unlikely that an error could be made in the marking of the papers. Parents/Carers cannot request a remark of their child’s test paper.
As required under the National Co-ordinated Secondary Arrangements the list of qualifiers is then sent to the Local Authority, who will apply their allocation procedures to determine the offer of a place on national offer day, the 1st March 2020.
OVERSUBSCRIPTION AND HOW PLACES ARE AWARDED
If the number of qualifying applicants is greater than the number of places available, then the places will be awarded as follows to qualifying applicants:
If there are more successful applicants than can be accommodated at the School in criteria 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 places will be offered to those children in each criteria whose place of residence is nearest to the School as defined in criterion 6. This will be measured using property co-ordinates provided through a combination of the Trafford Local Land and Property Gazetteer (BS7666), other LA data and Royal Mail Postal Address Information. In the case of a child living in a block of flats, the distance will be measured in the same manner.
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 two applicants’ home and the school is the same.
Please Note: The child’s home address means the address where the child normally and permanently lives on a full-time basis, not the address of any child-minder, grandparent or any other relative. In the case of parents/carers who are separated or divorced and where child-care arrangements are shared between two addresses in the priority admissions area, the average of the distances of the two addresses from the School will be used for the purpose of determining priority for admission. Where one of the addresses is outside the priority admission area the applicant will be regarded as living outside this area and the average of the distances of the two addresses from the school will be used for the purpose of determining priority.
You are required to provide proof of residency. Failure to do so may result in the offer of a place being withdrawn.
The School may withdraw a place at a later date if false, incorrect or misleading information has been provided which has advantaged the applicant in the priority order for over-subscription. Parents/carers must inform the School of any changes to their address or circumstances.
ADMISSIONS TIMETABLE FOR ENTRY IN SEPTEMBER 2020
|Date||What is happening|
|Application Form available to complete online
All correctly completed Application Forms will be acknowledged by e-mail within 48 hours
|Please complete Application Form on-line via websites
Please follow all instructions correctly and read all information provided
|Altrincham Grammar School for Girls
|4.00pm – 8.00pm|
|Urmston Grammar Open Evening||4.00pm – 8.00pm|
|Sale Grammar School Open Evening||5.00pm – 8.30pm|
|Stretford Grammar School Open
|5.00pm – 8.00pm|
|Friday 28th June
|Closing date for
|12 noon latest for applications – early application is recommended including submission of all documentation for special arrangements.|
|Between 3rd and 28th June 2019||
Confirmation E-mails will be sent
|Confirmation of correctly completed application form (within 48 hours of submission). Please ensure you receive your confirmation e-mail before noon on the 28th June.|
|By Thursday 5th September 2019||Final details for the examination will be sent out – these will include||· A letter advising arrival time and venue
·An Attendance Form – this MUST be brought on the exam day with a photograph attached and stamped by the primary school.
·A Special Circumstances Form
|Tuesday 10th September 2019||Final details should have now been received for all candidates||If NOT, please contact the school immediately to arrange collection
Do not contact the school prior to this date
|Monday 16th September 2019||ENTRANCE EXAM DAY||If your child is ill on the day please do not bring your child to the test. A doctor’s note with the Special Circumstances Form and any supporting documentation must then be sent to the school by 12 noon on Thursday 19th September in order to be offered the alternative date.
Please also make us aware if there are special circumstances which could have affected your child’s performance on the day
|No later than
18th October 2019
|Results for any testing will be sent out 2nd class to all candidates||A successful result does NOT guarantee a place. Please refer to the schools Admissions Policy for further details|
|31st October 2019||The Common Application Form (CAF) must be returned to the home Local
Education Authority by this date
|If you wish your child to be considered for a school you MUST put it in the order of preference on your LA Common Application Form|
|1st March 2020
(or next working day)
|National Allocation Day||All candidates will be informed by their home Local Education Authority (LA) which secondary school they have been allocated|
|15th March 2020||Acceptance for initial school offers||If your child has been offered a school all acceptances must be received by the relevant school by this date|
Stretford Grammar School is usually oversubscribed in terms of those wishing to join the school and places available. However, there can be occasions during the year when a few places become available due to family mobility.
Please be aware that a position on our waiting list is subject to change and as such candidates may move up and down the list.
Applicants for in year admissions may join the waiting list if a place is not available within the year group, providing they have qualified through the Stretford Grammar School Entrance Examination. Should a place become available, the over-subscription criteria will be applied to those on the waiting list.
ADMISSIONS CONTACT FORM
Please email queries to: admissions [at] stretfordgrammar [dot] com
Alternatively you may use the form below: