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Admission Timetable 2025

Please see the admission timetable below for up-to-date information.


Admission Timetable for entry in September 2025


What is happening


Thursday 25th April 2024

Application Form available to complete online

All correctly completed Application Forms will be acknowledged by e-mail within 3 days by the Resource Centre and NOT the school.

  • Applications open at 12 noon
  • Please complete the Application Form on-line via websites
  • Please follow all instructions correctly and read all the information provided.

Any information, SEND reports, or other documents that you wish to be considered prior to testing

must be submitted by and no later than 12 noon on Friday 21st June 2024

Between 25th April

& 21st June 2024


Confirmation E-mails will be received

Confirmation of correctly completed application form (within 3 days of submission).  Please ensure you receive your confirmation e-mail before the 21st June 2024

Friday 21st June 2024


Applications close at 12 noon – early application is recommended including submission of all documentation requesting access arrangements.


Thursday 2nd May 2024

Altrincham Grammar School for Boys

No appointment necessary – 5pm – 7:00pm

Wednesday 19th June 2024

Urmston Grammar

No appointment necessary – 4pm – 8pm

Thursday 20th June 2024

Altrincham Grammar School for Girls

No appointment necessary – 4pm – 8pm

Thursday 27th June 2024

Stretford Grammar School

No appointment necessary – 5pm – 8pm

Thursday 4th July 2024

Sale Grammar School

No appointment necessary – 5pm – 8:30pm

By Thursday 5th September


Final details for the examination will be sent out – these will include:

Information advising arrival time and test venue along with the Special Circumstances Form.  An attendance form – this MUST be brought to the exam with a photograph attached. The photograph does NOT need to be stamped and verified by the primary school.  However, primary schools may be contacted at a later date to verify your child’s identity.

Tuesday 10th September


Final details should now have been received by all candidates

If NOT, please contact the school immediately to arrange collection.  Do not contact the school prior to this date.

Monday 16th September 2024


If your child is ill on the day, please do not bring them to the exam. In this case, please forward to the school where your child is sitting the exam the Special Circumstances Form and any supporting documentation by 12 noon on Thursday 19th September. An alternative assessment date will be arranged.

Please also notify the school if there are special circumstances which could have affected your child’s performance on the day of the test by this date.

Prior to 31st October 2024

Test results are communicated to all parents as soon as they are available.

A successful result does NOT guarantee a place. Please refer to each of the Consortium School’s Admissions Policy for further details. 

Please do not contact schools requesting results as this may result in delays.


31st October 2024

The Common Application Form (CAF) must be returned to the home Local Authority by this date.

If you wish your child to be considered for a school, you MUST put the school in order of preference on your LA Common Application Form (CAF) by the closing date stated by your Local Authority.  If you have any queries about CAF, please speak to your Local Authority.

1st March 2025

(or next working day)

National Allocation Day

All candidates will be informed by their Local Authority which secondary school they have been allocated

15th March 2025

Acceptance for initial school offers

If your child has been offered a school, the acceptance of places must be received by your Local Authority by this date.