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Stretford Grammar School 11 plus: a parents' guide for 2022

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Stretford Grammar School is a co-educational selective grammar school and a member of the Trafford Grammar School Consortium.

Created in 1928, the school prides itself on its ‘ambitious students who demonstrate high levels of care and consideration towards each other and the wider community.’ This quality has been highlighted in three consecutive Ofsted reports and a series of outstanding academic results.

11 plus information for Stretford Grammar School

  • Address: Stretford Grammar School, Granby Road, Stretford, Manchester, M32 8JB

  • Admissions contact details: [email protected], 0161 865 2293

  • School type: co-educational grammar

  • Number of pupils: 754

  • Number of places in Year 7: 160

  • Open day date: Thursday 30th June 2022, 5pm–8.30pm

  • 11 plus exam date: Monday 19th September 2022

  • Exam board type: CEM

Stretford Grammar School term dates

The 2022-23 term dates for Stretford Grammar School are:

  • Autumn term: 5th September – 16th December

  • Half term: 21st October – 30th October

  • Spring term: 3rd January – 31st March

  • Half term: 11th February – 19th February

  • Summer term: 17th April – 21st July

  • Half term: 27th May – 4th June

Stretford Grammar School 11 plus admissions process

Stretford Grammar School is a member of the Trafford Grammar Schools CEM Consortium (TGSCC). Children will need to be registered with Stretford Grammar School before noon on 24th June 2022. The application form will be available to download from Stretford Grammar School's website from 9th May 2022.

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

All children taking the 11 plus exam who achieve a qualifying score of 334 or above will be eligible for a Year 7 place at Stretford Grammar School in 2023. 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 children who achieve the qualifying score exceeds the 160 places available, Stretford Grammar School will apply the following oversubscription criteria:

  • Looked After Children and previously Looked After Children

  • Children who have been in state care outside of England, and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted

  • 32 places are eligible for pupils who achieve the pass mark and are in receipt of Pupil Premium

  • The top 20 scoring candidates will be allocated a place, irrespective of their home address

  • Children who will have a sibling attending the school within Years 7-11 at the time of admission

  • Successful candidates who live within the catchment area of the school (see below) and including M21 (the next closest postcode to the school)

  • Children who live nearest to the school

Stretford Grammar School catchment area

The catchment area for Stretford Grammar School includes the postcodes of M32, M33, M41, M15 and M16 (both within Trafford and Manchester).

The Stretford Grammar School 11 plus exam format

Applicants taking the 11 plus exam at Stretford Grammar School will take two one-hour tests in the same format as the CEM 11 plus exam.

The exam will test non-verbal, verbal and mathematical skills and consists 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 Stretford Grammar School 11 plus

It's best to start preparing for the 11 plus exam at Stretford Grammar School 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.

Stretford Grammar School has familiarisation materials available on its website which are useful to help your child feel confident with the types of exam questions.

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