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Stretford Grammar School

Stretford Grammar School

Established in 1928, Stretford Grammar School is a co-educational grammar school situated in Stretford, Trafford, boasting a supportive and nurturing environment within its picturesque 15-acre campus. The school consistently achieves strong examination results that stand competitively on a national scale.

Stretford Grammar School, with a focus on inspiring effort and nurturing aspirations, offers a comprehensive academic program that thoroughly prepares students for further education. The curriculum, covering a wide range from Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) and Design Technology (DT) to economics and social sciences, lies at the core of the school's relevant provision.

In addition to academic pursuits, extracurricular activities play a vital role, allowing students to maximize their skills through active engagement in activities aligned with their genuine interests. These include debating, netball, French Speaking, athletics, Diversity Club, robotics, and various other opportunities that contribute to the vibrant and joyful character of school life.

Beyond excellent GCSE results, the school's friendly ethos shapes a memorable educational experience, aiding each student in identifying their niche and recognizing their significance within the community. Embracing diversity as a fundamental aspect of its community, the school addresses the needs of pupils with utmost tolerance and fairness.

Stretford Grammar School actively combats all forms of discrimination, including racism, sexism, and homophobia. The multicultural dimensions of school life are enthusiastically celebrated, fostering positive and proactive behaviors that equip students for success in the later stages of their lives.

County / Area:
Co-Educational Grammar

The designated catchment area for Stretford Grammar School encompasses postal addresses within the M32, M33, M41, M15, and M16 postcodes, situated within Trafford and Manchester. This area also includes M21, which is the next closest postcode to the school.

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