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Consultation of Stretford Grammar School Admission Policy for 2019
The consultation process is now underway for our 2019 Admissions Policy which will apply for entry to the school from 1st September 2019 and can be viewed on the link attached. If a hard copy is required please do not hesitate to contact the school.
The proposed changes are as follows:
Section 4C – 2 – challenges against ‘the examination’ has now been included to enable parents to challenge the outcome of the examination
Section 4D – 2 – postcode criteria added to oversubscription criteria to ensure we cover all the Trafford postcodes around the school location and including the Manchester borders closest to the school location prior to any other criteria.
Should you wish to make any comments on this draft, please forward them to the school email address; firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Thursday 21st December 2017.
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 2015 which highlighted the ‘caring, committed and clear leadership’ of the school. In 2015 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.
Applications to Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, Sale Grammar School, Stretford Grammar School and Urmston Grammar
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.
ADMISSION PROCEDURE 2017 FOR ADMISSION IN SEPTEMBER 2018
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 entrance test consists of two tests, each approximately one hour in length, containing questions which assess verbal, non-verbal and mathematics skills.
No extra time will be allowed if your child needs to leave the examination for any reason. He/she will be allowed a short break between the two tests for a toilet visit and/or a drink.
If your child does have to leave the room because of illness and subsequently goes home please complete and return the Special Circumstances Form as soon as possible giving full details. We will then contact you.
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.
Altrincham Grammar School for Boys, Loreto Grammar School St Ambrose Grammar School are NOT part of the Consortium and do not do the CEM Test.
The test results will be posted first class on Friday 20th October 2017. 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 2018.
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:
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER STUDENTS HAVE QUALIFIED AND BEEN OFFERED A PLACE?
In March 2018, families will be sent further information about an Induction Day for students and a Welcome Evening for parents.
ADMISSIONS TIMETABLE FOR ENTRY IN SEPTEMBER 2018
|Date||What is happening|
|Tuesday 2nd May 2017||Application Form available to complete online
All correctly completed Application Forms will be acknowledged by e-mail
|Please complete Application Form on-line via websites
Please follow all instructions correctly and read all information provided
|Thursday 22nd June 2017||Altrincham Grammar School for Girls Open Evening||4.00pm – 8pm|
|Tuesday 27th June 2017||Closing date for ALL Applications||12 noon latest – early application recommended including documentation for all Special Circumstances|
|Tuesday 27th June 2017||Urmston Grammar School Open Evening||6pm – 8.00pm|
|Wednesday 28th June 2017||Sale Grammar Open Evening||6pm – 8.30pm|
|Thursday 29th June 2017||Stretford Grammar School Open Evening||5.30pm – 8pm|
|By Thursday 7th September 2017||Final details for the examination will be sent out – these will include||
|Tuesday 12th September 2017||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 18th September 2017||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 21st September in order to be offered an alternative date|
|By Friday 20th October 2017||Results for any testing will be sent out first class post to all candidates||A successful result does NOT guarantee a place. Please refer to the schools Admissions Policy for further details|
|31st October 2017||The Common Preference Form (CPF) 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 2018 (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 2018||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: email@example.com
Alternatively you may use the form below: