Altrincham Grammar School for Boys was originally founded in 1912 under the Balfour Education Act. T school is fully selective. Initially, Altrincham had foundation school status with some independence from the local authority. In 2011, the school was granted academy status. Altrincham Grammar for Boys has recently seen some new additions to its facilities, including ICT suites, Art and Design blocks, a new Hall, a Food Technology room and a gym, to name a few.
Address: Altrincham Grammar School for Boys, Marlborough Road, Bowdon, Altrincham, WA14 2RS
Admissions Info: [email protected], 0161 928 0858
School Type: Boys’ School
Number of pupils: 1,230 (approx.)
Number of Places in Year 7: 175
Open Day Date: June
Exam Date: September
Exam Board Type: GL Assessment (NFER)
Admissions to Altrincham Grammar School for Boys in Year 7 is based on performance in the entrance examination. All admissions arrangements are published on the school website prior to registration opening.
In such instances where there is an increase in the number of admissions, the local authority will be notified and the details will be updated on the admissions page of the school website.
Parents are notified of the outcome of their application by the local authority, on National Offer Day, which usually occurs in early March. If your child is offered a place at the school, you must accept the offer with the local authority. Once a place has been accepted, the school will send more details about their Transition Day, Induction Evening, school uniform arrangements, etc.
In order to apply for a Year 7 place at the school, parents need to register their child for the entrance examination, which takes in place September. Registration is done online using the school’s online application form, which can be downloaded here. The form is available on the school website from March and parents usually have until July to register. Additionally, the school holds Parent Information Evenings in March to provide more information on the application process.
In addition to completing the online application, parents also need to complete a Common Application Form (CAF) with the local authority. The school will send you the form by post, which also provides details of the examination. It’s important that Altrincham Grammar is listed as your son’s first priority school on the form, otherwise an offer cannot be guaranteed, even with suitable test scores. Students also need to bring the CAF form with them on the day of the exam. The school also requires a passport photograph of your child.
Altrincham Grammar uses test papers created by the GL Assessment 11 Plus exam board. which was previously known as the National Federation of Educational Research (NFER). The exam consists of:
The Creative Writing paper is used to test students’ abilities to write clearly and accurately and will be used as part of the school’s internal application procedure. Test scores for the 11 Plus exam are age-standardised, which means they take into account the child’s date of birth.
When it comes to preparing for the 11 Plus exam, it’s best to start early. The sooner your child starts preparing, the more time they’ll have to improve any weak areas. At Exam Papers Plus, we believe that one of the best ways to get ready for the eleven plus is to practice with exam papers.
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The information provided about Altrincham Grammar School for Boys was believed to be correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the school directly if you are unsure of anything. School contact details are provided within the post.
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