School Admissions


We are very proud of the excellent education that we offer here at Sale Grammar School and as such, we are delighted that you are considering Sale Grammar School for your child and do hope that you have been able to find out more about what makes Sale Grammar School such a special place to be a part of, through our website. You may also be interested in reading our recent Outstanding Ofsted Report (2022) which can be found here

This page of our website aims to provide you with more information about the admissions process for our school. You will also find further detail within the relevant Admissions Policy, a link to which can also be found below. 


Admission arrangements for girls and boys who will be 11 years of age by 1st September 2025 (date of birth between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014).

All information with regard to admission to Year 7 for September 2025 will be available on the school website from 18th April 2024 and you will be able to apply online from Thursday 25th 2024 for your child to sit the entrance test. 

The Admission Authority for this school is the Governing Body and the intended admission number for 2025 is 190. All information with regard to admission to Year 7 for September 2025 can be found on this page. The entrance test will take place on Monday 16th September 2024 and the closing date for online applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 21st June 2024.

Please click here for Sale Grammar School Admissions Policy 2025.

The Sale Grammar School Open Evening for Year 5 parents and children will take place on Thursday 4th July 2024 between 5.00pm and 8.00pm. Thank you for your interest in Sale Grammar School.


The Governing Body at Sale Grammar School has approved the Admissions Policy for 2025.

Click here to view the Admissions Policy 2025 for Sale Grammar School. 


In 2022, the Trafford Grammar Schools Consortium announced a change of provider for candidates wishing to take the entrance examination in September 2023. The move to GL Assessments was necessitated by the withdrawal of CEM from the market and has been made by grammar schools across the country. To ensure the return of examination results before parents complete their local authority school selections, GL Assessments informed us that we had to make the entrance exam date earlier for this year. This enabled them to complete the necessary marking and standardisation on time. The Trafford Consortium’s entrance examination took place on Tuesday 5 September 2023. 


The Trafford Grammar School Consortium, comprising Altrincham Grammar School for Boys, Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, Sale Grammar School, Stretford Grammar School and Urmston Grammar are pleased to confirm our partnership with GL Assessment.

GL Assessment will be the test provider for Year 7 entry testing from 2023 for 2024 entry and beyond.

As specified in our Admissions Policies, GL will be providing test papers for the entrance exam consisting of two tests, each approximately one hour in length, containing questions that assess verbal, non-verbal and mathematics skills.  For each element there will be a range of different types of questions.  Questions that test verbal ability skills may include questions relating to word choice, knowledge of words and their meanings and how words relate to each other; students may also be asked questions that relate to verbal reasoning comprehension skills. Questions that test non-verbal ability skills may include questions relating to relationships between shapes and sequences of shapes, identification of common features from a set of figures and applying them to a new figure, codes and spatial awareness questions.  Questions that test mathematics skills generally cover content taught in schools up to the start of Year 6.  The areas assessed typically include aspects of number, measurement, geometry and statistics.  Some questions may involve using current mathematical skills to solve mathematical problems.

GL produces a bespoke paper for the Trafford Consortium so students sitting the examination will not sit the same examination at any other school.  The types of questions however, will be similar to those provided in GL's familiarisation material, available below.

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