Admissions Information

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'.



If you require any further information please use our 'Contact Us' to send a message to our Admissions Officer.


Sale Grammar School Entrance Tests

The Sale Grammar School Entrance Tests 2014 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 2015

Applications are now welcomed for the Sale Grammar Entrance Tests from Tuesday 1st April until 4pm on Friday 1st August 2014. The entrance tests will be held on Monday 15th September 2014 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 2015


Year 7 admissions for 2014

Click here for Appeal Hearings Timetable

Click here for Sale Grammar School Admissions Policy 2014

School Prospectus

Our new School prospectus is now available - click the image below to view it online or click here to view it as a PDF file that you can save.

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 should be made by completing an In Year Application Form which is available from the School Admissions Section at the Local Authority in which you reside.

Reassessment of a student following an unsuccessful test result can be arranged following an intervening 12 month period.  Telephone enquiries should be directed to the Admissions Officer Mrs Bentley on 0161 972 3255.  Alternatively, please use our contact form.

Please take the time to read our current admissions policy for 2013 on the link below.

Sale Grammar School Admissions Policy 2013 - 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 Examination.  Should a place become available, the oversubscription criteria will be applied to those on the waiting list.

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