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Altrincham Grammar School for Boys

Altrincham Grammar School for Boys

Altrincham Grammar School for Boys (AGSB) is a boys' grammar school located in Altrincham, Greater Manchester, with a mission guided by the motto "Labor Omnia Vincit" (Work conquers all). Catering to bright boys aged 11-18, the school is dedicated to delivering a well-rounded education.

The academic curriculum is designed to impart comprehensive knowledge across a range of disciplines, including languages, humanities, and social sciences. The school's commitment to excellence is reflected in its impressive examination results, with recent years seeing 43% of pupils achieving Grade 9 and 72% attaining Grade 9/8.

AGSB offers a diverse array of co-curricular opportunities, ranging from participation in the Law Society and gardening to engaging in debating and coding. These activities contribute to fostering a foundation of all-round achievement, preparing students for success in the future.

Recently assessed as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted, the school receives commendation for its excellence in both education and pastoral care. Pupils' respectful and kind behavior, coupled with strong moral values and unwavering ambition, establish a high standard for success and contribute to a welcoming atmosphere for all.

Dedicated to principles of equality, diversity, and inclusion, AGSB emphasizes that the responsibility for addressing anti-racism and achieving broader goals of diversity, equality, and inclusion is shared by every member of the school community. As a multi-ethnic school, AGSB is committed to ensuring a promising future for each individual, maximizing their potential to positively impact and enhance the world around them.

County / Area:
Boys Grammar

The designated catchment area for Altrincham Grammar School for Boys encompasses postal addresses falling within the postcodes WA13, WA14, WA15, M33, and M23. These areas are situated within the Trafford Local Authority.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
6+ applicants for every place
Altrincham Grammar School For Boys, Marlborough Road, Bowdon, Altrincham, UK
11+ Exam Details:
Exam Board/Format:
The Trafford 11+ exam by GL Assessment has two one-hour papers, testing:
1. Mathematics: Covers operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, statistics.
2. Verbal Reasoning (incl. Comprehension): Assesses critical thinking, language-based tasks.
3. Non-Verbal Reasoning (incl. Spatial Reasoning): Tests visual and abstract reasoning, spatial skills.

The Trafford 11+ exam, developed by GL Assessment, consists of two papers, each lasting around an hour. These papers assess three key skills through short, timed subsections:

  1. Mathematics: This section evaluates students' mathematical proficiency, problem-solving capabilities, and logical reasoning. The test covers topics such as number operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, statistics, and data handling.

  2. Verbal Reasoning (including Comprehension): These sections gauge students' reasoning skills using language-based tasks. Tasks include identifying patterns, completing analogies, solving codes, making logical deductions, and comprehension questions. This section also measures critical thinking and analytical abilities.

  3.  Non-Verbal Reasoning (including Spatial Reasoning): Non-Verbal Reasoning assesses students' problem-solving skills using visual and abstract reasoning without relying on language. It involves identifying patterns, relationships, and sequences within shapes, figures, and diagrams. Spatial Reasoning, within this section, evaluates spatial awareness, mental rotation, visualization, and problem-solving skills related to visual representations of objects and space.

Exam Date:
Registration Starts:
Registration Closes:
September 2024
April 2024
June 2024

Following the completion of the test, parents will receive their child's eleven plus exam results in October through email, an online link, or a letter sent via first-class post. The final Year 7 place allocations will be published in March.

How to prepare:

We run specialist 11+ online courses focussing on the GL Assessment (Mathematics, Verbal Reasoning & Non-Verbal Reasoning). The sessions are online and highly interactive. Speak to us about how we can help your child.

Mock Exams: Our mock exams are designed to reflect the real exam in complexity and format. Click here to view the mock exam schedule.

Practice Papers: Practice packs designed to help your child master the entire syllabus.

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Altrincham Grammar School for Boys
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