11 Plus Schools

Trafford 11 Plus

The Schools Admissions Code, that came into effect in 2012, stated that by law, schools must take all reasonable steps to inform parents of the outcome of tests before the closing deadline for the Common Application form (CAF) on October 31st .

For 2016, the following four schools will be known as the Trafford Grammar Schools CEM Consortium (TGSCC): Altrincham Grammar for Girls, Sale Grammar, Stretford Grammar, Urmston Grammar. Children can sit only one test. Parents can request the raw scores be shared between the schools. Scores cannot be shared between the schools after the standardisation process. Parents have to apply to one of the four schools to sit the exam and state which schools to share the scores with. Only girls can sit the test at Altrincham Grammar School. It is possible for a child to pass the test for one school and not for another; this is because the raw scores are being compared to a different cohort of children. Each school has it’s own admission policy.

Admissions Information for Consortium schools for September 2017 entry

Altrincham Grammar School for Girls,
Sale Grammar School, Stretford Grammar School and Urmston Grammar

Closing Date for Applications Monday 27 June 2016 by 12 noon
Test dates Monday 12th September
Test types Verbal ability (tests vocabulary, comprehension, verbal reasoning)
Numerical reasoning (tests the ability to solve mathematical problems)
Non-verbal reasoning (tests the ability to see how objects relate to each other)
Two test papers, approximately 1 hr each, each one containing a mixture of multiple choice questions, divided into smaller timed sections. The questions in each paper will be a mixture of the above subjects. Some of the maths questions may be standard
Familiarisation Booklet
Examiners CEM (Durham University)
Test Scores The qualifying score is 334. This does not guarantee a place as each school has their own admissions policy and will use other criteria for oversubscription.
Some of the schools carry out an automatic review of children who attain a score close to the pass mark. The review panel will take into account the score, an invigilator’s report, any special circumstances and supporting evidence. Those who qualify under the Review process will have their score adjusted to 334.
Stretford Grammar – children who score 324-333 receive a review
Sale Grammar – children who score up to 13 marks below the pass mark.
Urmston Grammar – children who score 321-333 receive a review.
In 2016, Urmston Grammar had 1896 applications. Candidates who attained 397 or more are in the top 20. Several hundred achieved the qualifying score 334. The average score for the pupils who qualified was 357. A further 297 attained 321-333 and were reviewed.
Test Results Posted on 14 October 2016
School allocations 1st March 2017
ADMISSIONS INFORMATION: Altrincham Grammar School for Girls
Sale Grammar School
Stretford Grammar School
Urmston Grammar School
Recommended Practice Materials CEM

Trafford Consortium schools Information

School Gender Places Open Events
Altrincham Grammar school for Girls Girls 174 Thursday 23rd June 2016 4.00pm – 8.00pm
Sale Grammar School Mixed 180 Wednesday 29th June 2016 6pm – 8.30pm
Stretford Grammar School Mixed 128 Tuesday 5th July 2016 5.30pm – 8.00pm
Urmston Grammar School Mixed 150 Thursday 30th June 2016 6pm – 8pm

Altrincham Grammar School for Boys Admissions Information for September 2017 Entry

Places 173 places in Year 7
Closing Date Thursday 21st July 2016
Open Day Wednesday 20th April 2016 & Tuesday 26th April 2016
Test dates Saturday 17th September 2016
Test types Verbal Reasoning, Non Verbal Reasoning, Maths.
Additionally applicants will take an internal Creative Writing paper which will be used as part of the review procedure.
Examiners GL Assessment (NFER)
Test Scores The qualifying score is 334.
The candidates who score below but within 13 marks of the qualifying score will have their tests reviewed. Applicants who submitted a Special Circumstance form will also have their results reviewed.
The review panel will consist of the Headmaster, the entrance exam coordinator, and an Independent Teacher
The review panel will take into account the following:
1) The test scores
2) The standard of the English paper will be looked at and banded into 3 categories – recommended, borderline or not recommended.
3) Review Report from the child’s Headteacher
4) Special circumstances
Those applicants whom the review panel qualify for admission will have their score amended to 334.
Test Results 14th October 2016
School allocations 1st March 2017
Admissions Information: Altrincham Grammar School for Boys
Tel: 0161 928 0858
Recommended Practice Materials Verbal Reasoning
Non-verbal Reasoning
Maths

Loreto Grammar School Admissions Information for September 2017 Entry

Places 150 places in Year 7
Closing Date for Applications Friday 12th August 2016
Open Day Saturday 25th June 2016
Test dates Saturday 24th September 2016
Test types Verbal Reasoning (multiple choice) 50 minutes, English (multiple choice) 50 minutes, Maths (standard) 45 minutes and Creative Writing.
Examiners For Verbal reasoning and English the paper is written by NFER (GL Assessment)
The School writes the Maths paper and Creative writing exercise. The maths test is similar to a SATs paper.
Test Results Posted – 14th October 2016
School allocations 1st March 2017
Appeal dates TBC
ADMISSIONS INFORMATION: Loreto Grammar School
Tel: 0161 928 3703
Recommended Practice Materials Verbal Reasoning
Maths
English

St. Ambrose College Admissions Information for September 2017 Entry

Places Boys, Catholic school, 140 places in Year 7
Open Day Saturday 2nd July 2016 from 9.30am to 12.30pm
Closing Date for Applications 31st October 2016 for Common Application Form
School’s form (available on School’s website) must be received by 31st August 2016
Test dates Saturday 24th September 2016
Test types Verbal Reasoning, Arithmetic, and English
Examiners NFER administered by GL Assessment
School allocations 1st March 2017
ADMISSIONS INFORMATION: St. Ambrose College
Tel: 0161 980 2711
Recommended Practice Materials
Verbal Reasoning
Maths
English

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Page last updated on 15th November 2016

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