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Loreto Grammar School

Loreto Grammar School

Established in 1909, Loreto Grammar School stands as an all-girls Catholic grammar school situated in Altrincham, Trafford. Having attained academy status in 2012, the school currently educates over 1,050 girls and takes pride in its extensive international connections, including over 120 Loreto schools worldwide and sister schools in India, Australia, and Spain.

Loreto Grammar School offers a comprehensive curriculum that actively equips students for their future pursuits. Experienced staff deliver robust lessons in languages, social sciences, technology, and various other disciplines, placing a relevant and engaging educational philosophy at the core of Loreto's mission.

Driven by a commitment to success, girls at Loreto Grammar School actively participate in the school's extracurricular program. Unique features include the Environmental Group, Philosophy Film Club, Loreto Pride, French Spelling Bee, and tennis, providing pupils with opportunities to enhance both their abilities and communication skills.

With robust examination results, Loreto Grammar School upholds traditional British values such as mutual respect and tolerance for diverse faiths and beliefs. This commitment fosters an ethnically and culturally diverse ethos, supporting a culture of achievement that defines Loreto's vibrant community.

In its most recent report, Ofsted characterizes Loreto Grammar School's provision as 'Outstanding' across all inspected areas, portraying it as an inspiring and thriving educational institution that empowers students to excel. Students exhibit self-motivation, independence, and a determination to strive for their personal best, taking full advantage of the diverse array of opportunities available for personal, academic, and non-academic growth.

County / Area:
Girls Grammar
Greater Manchester (Altrincham)

The school's planned admission number (PAN) is set at 150. Priority for admission is given to girls with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) that specifies Loreto Grammar School. Subsequently, places are allocated according to the following order:

1. Baptised Roman Catholic girls who are Looked After, previously Looked After, or internationally Looked After.

2. Baptised Roman Catholic girls with sisters* currently attending the school at the time of admission.

3. Baptised Roman Catholic girls attending an associated primary school and residing in the Local Pastoral Area.

4. Other Baptised Roman Catholic girls.

5. Other Looked After and previously Looked After girls.

6. Baptised girls of other denominations.

7. Other girls.

*Note: The term "sisters" refers to siblings who are already enrolled at the school.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
6+ applicants for every place
Loreto Grammar School, Dunham Road, Cheshire, 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
1st July 2024
31st July 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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