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Our admissions web pages

Update 17th October 2014


  • All result letters for the current phase of this round of applications have now been posted.
  • A successful outcome will be considered to have been achieved by those candidates who scored 355 and above in the tests or whose score was changed to 355R following an Automatic Review.
  • Candidates with a score of 410 and above are currently in our Top 20; this figure may lower as the admissions process continues.
  • We are unable to give results out over the telephone.  Should you not have your results by Tuesday 21st October , please contact the school office and we will arrange a time when you can collect them.
  • Similarly, the school admissions personnel will not be able to engage in telephone conversations about any aspect of the process.  Should you have any queries, please put them in a letter or an email.  The email address to use is:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  A response will be given within five working days.


Update 1st August 2014 

Entrance Exam  Information

The application process to sit out entrance examination on Saturday 20th September is now closed. Please contact the admissions team if you require further information

Update July 27th 2014 

Entrance Exam Important Information

Due to reasons beyond the schools control, the website has recently been unavailable. Please be aware the deadline for the application for our entrance exam has been extended to Friday 25th July 12 noon.
Please contact the school if you have not received an acknowledgement within 5 working days.                                                                       
May we take this opportunity to thank parents for their patience as we continue to work through the backlog.

Update February 26th 2014

 Welcome to what we hope is the most straightforward admissions process you will come across. This whole section of our web site is intended to provide you with all of the information you need when applying for a place at Urmston Grammar and of course the application form is also on line as an admissions menu option.


In September 2010 Urmston Grammar became the first selective 'New Academy', effectively a publicly funded independent school. Our admissions policy and processes however have remained unchanged as we maintain our commitment to our local community.

  • The admissions menu takes you to our "admissions timeline" which outlines the stages of application, the calendar dates and which documents and deadlines need to be noted.
  • Our on line application form is all you need to complete to book an entrance examination place.
  • Our "admissions policy" section presents in full our policy for admissions. This is by necessity a somewhat dense policy carefully written to fully meet the statutory "School Admissions Code", (It also lists same the key dates of our timeline).
  • A further section deals with many of the "frequently asked questions" we receive. Do please check through them before phoning us to ask a question.
  • Links to our prospectus are also here for your further information.
  • Our Sixth Form admission policy is included in the "admissions policy" section. Further information may also be found in the "Sixth Form" section of our web site.


Our welcome for new students

Initial arrival and post-induction


Even before arrival at school in September, the pupils take their place in mixed ability forms under the care of a Form Tutor.  The Form Tutor has the responsibility of getting to know each pupil as well as possible. The work of the Form Tutor is organised and co-ordinated by the Head of Lower School and Vice Principal, Mrs Ball, who has the responsibility for the welfare of pupils in the first three years. Mrs. Ball is the person to inform if your child has a particular medical or other problem.


During the first two weeks all new pupils take part in our Lakeside experience, a residential aimed at team building, getting to know each other and our staff as well as to have some tremendous fun too. At the foot of this page are some of the captured memories of that amazing experience. The outcome of which is always a sense of belonging to Urmston Grammar and the disappearance of all the worries and fears associated with joining a new school; they just melt away.


Before half-term, at the end of September in the first year, a Post Induction Evening is held giving parents the opportunity to let Mrs. Ball and the Form Tutors know if any problems or anxieties that may have developed over the first few weeks and of course the telephone is always your option should you need to contact us.