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Our school, which is an 11-18 coeducational Academy Trust selective school, has specialist status in the Visual Arts and in Science with Maths.

The school has also been given high performing specialist status (HPSS) by the DfE. The school gained Trust status in January 2010 having acquired high profile Trust partners and Academy status on 1st March 2011.

In our last OFSTED report, the school was described as ‘Outstanding with an outstanding Sixth Form'.

We welcome prospective parents and pupils to join us at our Open Evening on Thursday 2nd July 2015 6pm - 8.30pm

Sale Grammar School Entrance Tests

The Sale Grammar School Entrance Tests 2015 will be provided by The University of Durham. The University of Durham is internationally recognised for its pioneering work in the field of assessment. Sale Grammar School is working with several Grammar Schools across the country to commission testing from the University of Durham's educational research unit, the largest facility of its kind in a UK university.

Admission procedures for entry to Year 7 September 2016

Applications to sit the Sale Grammar Entrance Tests are welcomed from Monday 20th April until 12:00pm on Monday 13th July 2015.

The entrance tests will be held on Monday 14th September 2015 and skills to be tested will be Verbal, Non-Verbal and Mathematics. Detailed information on the Admissions Procedure and Frequently Asked Questions are provided on the links below together with the Admission Policy and Familiarisation Booklet. Please take time to read this information before completing your application.


Click here for Admissions Procedure and Frequently Asked Questions
Click here for Familiarisation Booklet
Click here for Sale Grammar Admissions Policy 2016

Oversubscription Policy 2016

Where the number of eligible applicants who qualify for admission to Sale Grammar School in Years 7 to 11 exceed the number of available places in the relevant year group, places will be allocated in the following priority order. Random allocation will be used to determine the final place where the distance between two applicants' homes and the School is the same and the applicants cannot otherwise be separated.
1. A ‘looked after child' or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence, or special guardianship order as defined in the Admissions Code 2012.
2. Applicants residing in the priority admission area as defined by post codes M33, WA14, WA15, plus Trafford Authority residents within the M23 post code. Where the number of applicants qualifying for admission under this criterion exceeds the number of places available, priority will be given to those applicants residing closer to the school as measured by a straight line distance from the front door of the applicant's place of residence to the main door of the school. This will be calculated using property co-ordinates provided through a combination of the Trafford Local Land and Property Gazetteer (BS7666), other LAs and Royal Mail Postal Address Information.
3. Applicants from outside the priority admission area will be placed in rank order as determined by their scores in the selection tests. Where several applicants qualify for the final available place using ranked scores, priority will be given to the applicant residing closest to the school as measured by a straight line distance from the front door of the applicant's place of residence to the main door of the school.

Year 7 admissions for 2015

Click here for Appeal Hearings Timetable

Click here for Sale Grammar School Admissions Policy 2015

School Prospectus

Our School prospectus is now available - Click here to view it.

Hard copies of the prospectus are also available for collection from the School Office.

'In Year' Admissions to Year 7-11

All 'in year' admissions enquiries should be directed to our Admissions Officer on 0161 972 3255. Alternatively, please use our contact form and select Admissions Years 7 - 11 from the recipients list.

Reassessment of a student following an unsuccessful test result can be arranged following an intervening 12 month period.  All enquiries should be directed to the Admissions Officer as above.

Please take the time to read our current Admissions Policy for 2015 on the link below.

Sale Grammar School Admissions Policy 2015 - click here

Waiting List

Sale Grammar School is usually oversubscribed in terms of those wishing to join the school and places available.  However, there can be occasions during the year when a few places become available due to family mobility. 

Applicants for in year admissions may join the waiting list if a place is not available within the year group, providing they have qualified through the Sale Grammar School Entrance Test.  Should a place become available, the oversubscription criteria will be applied to those on the waiting list in order to allocate the place.

Page Documents Date  
Admission Information2016.pdf 15th Jul 2015 Download
Admissions Policy 2015.pdf 15th Jul 2015 Download
Admissions Policy 2016.pdf 15th Jul 2015 Download
Appeals Hearing Timetable 2015.pdf 15th Jul 2015 Download
Sale Familiarisation Booklet 2016 090320... 15th Jul 2015 Download