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Urmston Grammar School

Urmston Grammar School

Established in 1929, Urmston Grammar School is a co-educational institution situated in Trafford, Greater Manchester. Having attained High Performing Specialist School status in 2007 and subsequently Language College status in 2008, the school transitioned into an academy in 2010.

Recognized as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted, Urmston Grammar School is dedicated to providing students with a well-rounded education. Central to this commitment is a diverse curriculum encompassing subjects such as science, mathematics, social studies, art, religious studies, and design technology.

Recent GCSE exam results highlight the school's excellence, with 75% of grades awarded falling within the 9-7 range and 49.3% achieving grades 9 and 8. These remarkable outcomes underscore the school's steadfast dedication to excellence and the cohesive nature of its community, which significantly contributes to students' achievements.

Urmston Grammar not only promotes academic excellence but also encourages participation in non-academic pursuits. The extracurricular program includes options such as orchestra, drama, volleyball, Aeronautics Club, public speaking, and cross-border trips to destinations like Iceland and Ecuador.

Aligned with the motto 'Manners makyth man,' the school's ethos embraces a diverse community and actively addresses all forms of discrimination. Through collaboration with parents, Urmston Grammar ensures that students develop socially and morally, preparing them to navigate the next stages of their lives as global citizens—flexible in their response to change and proactive in the face of difficulty.

County / Area:
Co-Educational Grammar
Greater Manchester (Trafford)

Indeed, Urmston Grammar School implements a catchment area system wherein priority is determined by the proximity and location of the student's residence in relation to the school.

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

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

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