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Altrincham Grammar School for Boys 11 plus: a parents' guide for 2022

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Altrincham Grammar School for Boys 11 plus: a parents' guide for 2022

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Altrincham Grammar School for Boys is a member of the Trafford Grammar School Consortium and was established in 1912. The school advocates for an education ‘in the broadest sense’ and encourages high performance and aspirations within and beyond academia for its students.

Students at Altrincham Grammar School for Boys have a celebrated track record of successes in sport, the arts, engineering, sciences and debating. This breadth and depth of ambition is pursued in the hope of helping students to become ‘self-confident, healthy and inquiring’.

Plans for a new £1m sports facility are underway at Altrincham Grammar School. The school is hoping to fundraise for a new all-weather pitch, two new cricket squares, nets and tennis courts.

11 plus information for Altrincham Grammar School for Boys

  • Address: Altrincham Grammar School for Boys, Marlborough Road, Bowdon, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 2RS

  • Admissions contact: [email protected]

  • School type: boys’ grammar

  • Number of pupils: 1,152

  • Number of places in Year 7: 202

  • Open day date: 12th May 2022, 5.00pm–7.30pm

  • 11 plus exam date: Monday 19th September 2022

  • Exam board type: CEM

Altrincham Grammar School for Boys term dates

The 2022-23 term dates for Altrincham Grammar School for Boys are:

  • Autumn term: 5th September – 16th December

  • Half term: 21st October – 30th October

  • Spring term: 4th January – 31st March

  • Half term: 11th February – 19th February

  • Summer term: 17th April – 19th July

  • Half term: 27th May – 4th June

Altrincham Grammar School for Boys 11 plus admissions process

Altrincham Grammar School for Boys is part of the Trafford Grammar Schools CEM Consortium (TGSCC). Parents of applicants will need to register their child with Altrincham Grammar School for Boys before noon on Friday 24th June 2022. The application form will be available on the school website from 9th May 2022.

Before the date of the entrance exam, a form will be sent to each applicant requesting proof of identity. This will need to be certified by the child's primary school and brought with them on the day of the 11 plus exam.

Parents must also include Altrincham Grammar School for Boys in the ranked order of preference on their Local Authority's Common Application Form (CAF), which must be submitted by 31st October 2022.

Entrance is on the condition that applicants achieve a qualifying score of 324 in the 11 plus exam. This score is age-standardised to ensure that all candidates, regardless of their age at the time of the exam, are fairly assessed.

If the number of boys who achieve the qualifying score exceeds the 202 places available, Altrincham Grammar School for Boys will apply the following oversubscription criteria in order:

  • Looked After and Previously Looked After children with a total standardised score of 324 or above

  • Up to 20 places are available for pupils who achieve a total standardised score of 324 or above, who are eligible for Pupil Premium, who live within the school's priority admissions area and attend a Trafford state-funded primary school

  • Up to 10 places are available for applicants who achieve a total standardised score of 324 and above, who are eligible for Pupil Premium and who attend a Trafford state-funded primary school

  • Applicants who achieve a total standardised score of 334 and above and who live within the priority admissions area

  • All other applicants with a total standardised score of 334 and above

What is the Altrincham Grammar School catchment area?

The Altrincham Grammar School catchment area (referred to as the 'priority admission area') is defined as “postal addresses of WA13/WA14/WA15/M33 and M23 postcodes which lie within the Trafford Local Authority”.

The Altrincham Grammar School for Boys 11 plus exam format

The Altrincham Grammar School for Boys 11 plus exam consists of two tests, each lasting an hour, in the same format as the CEM 11 plus exam.

The two tests will test non-verbal, verbal and mathematical skills and will consist of a mixture of standard and multiple-choice questions.

Take a look at our guide to the Trafford Grammar Schools 11 plus for more details about the 11 plus exam.

How to prepare for the Altrincham Grammar School for Boys 11 plus

Start preparing for the Altrincham Grammar School for Boys 11 plus exam plus as early as possible to avoid any unwanted stress and pressure on your child. Focusing on non-verbal and verbal reasoning is especially important, as your child likely will not have encountered these subjects in the school curriculum.

Altrincham Grammar School for Boys publishes familiarisation documents on its website to help your child understand the exam and the question formats.

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