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Sale Grammar School

Sale Grammar School

Situated in Trafford, Greater Manchester, Sale Grammar School is a co-educational institution established in 1991, attaining academy status in 2011. The school is equipped with modern facilities dedicated to science, physical education, mathematics, and various other subject areas.

The academic curriculum at Sale Grammar is meticulously designed, reflecting careful consideration and expert planning. Students benefit from dynamic and interactive lessons that enhance their learning, maximizing their proficiency in scientific, mathematical, linguistic, and other skills.

The educational experience at Sale Grammar is further enriched through a diverse range of extracurricular activities, spanning chess, fitness, engineering, public speaking, community art, and the Islamic Society. These activities contribute to the development of versatile skills, with students seizing exciting opportunities such as cross-border expeditions.

At Sale Grammar, school life is characterized by strong relationships that foster positivity and personal growth. Every student is encouraged to aspire and act, recognizing their role in the broader community and responding accordingly.

The school emphasizes both collective success and individual achievement, empowering students to reach their full potential. The pastoral staff ensures that students' needs are met, and setbacks are addressed, facilitating character development in alignment with the school's bold yet friendly ethos.

County / Area:
Co-educational grammar
Greater Manchester

The designated catchment area for Sale Grammar School includes postal addresses falling within the M33, WA14, and WA15 postcodes, encompassing Trafford Authority residents situated in the M23 postcode as well.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
6+ applicants for every place
Sale Grammar School, Marsland Road, Sale, 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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