Our admissions web pages
Update February 4th 2015
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 (available from the beginning of April) 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.
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.