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'.



Information will be available after the Easter break
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.


Oversubscription Policy 2015-2016
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 and M23 within the Trafford Authority. 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.


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 2015

Click here for Appeal Hearings Timetable

Click here for Sale Grammar School Admissions Policy 2015

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 enquiries should be directed to our Admissions Officer on 0161 972 3255. Alternatively, please use our contact form.

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 2014 on the link below.

Sale Grammar School Admissions Policy 2014 - 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.

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