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  • 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 upgraded 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 20th 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 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  A response will be given within five working days.

Please see below the Oversubscription Criteria for the admissions of for the admission of children in September 2016

  • Oversubscription Criteria

    Where the number of eligible applicants for admissions exceeds the number of places available, the following criteria will be applied, in the order set out below, to decide which children to admit:

    First allocation (Entry Category A)

    Places are initially allocated to candidates who are “Looked after” children or who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence, or special guardianship order (as defined in the Education Act 2002 – Admissions) who meet the published academic requirements. This selection procedure is classed as Entry Category A.

    Second allocation (Entry Category B – approximately 20 places)

    Using the first list (rank score order) of candidates, the (20) top scoring candidates, irrespective of home residence, will be allocated a place under Category B. Candidates with equal scores to the lowest candidate in this second allocation will also be offered places.

    Third allocation (Entry Category C – approximately 3 places)

    Parents will have the opportunity to submit a Pupil Premium notification slip along with the Urmston Grammar supplementary form when candidates receive the results letter. Three places will be allocated to the highest performing candidates who qualify for Pupil Premium, irrespective of distance, and who did not qualify under Entry Categories A or B above.    Candidates with equal scores to the lowest candidate in this third allocation will also be offered places

    Fourth allocation (Entry Category D)

    Upon removing the candidates who are allocated places via Entry Categories A, B and C, the remaining places will be allocated in accordance with their distance from the school to their front door as per a straight line firstly by M41 and M31 postcodes followed by the remaining candidates. This arrangement is listed as Category D.  The address used will be the permanent address of where the child resides.  Proof of residency will be requested.


Update July 20th 2015

The application form is now closed


Update April 1st 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.

  • 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 have developed over the first few weeks. Of course the telephone is always an option should you need to contact us.