Please find below information for year 5 parents and carers about grammar school entrance exams.

At the present time, the grammar schools are planning to run their exams in September, as scheduled. If anything were to change, an announcement would likely be made in the summer. We will keep you updated if we hear anything.


Please see below the Trafford CEM consortium response to the latest government announcement of school closures due to Covid 19.

At this stage the entrance examination will proceed as expected and therefore we would encourage both parents and children to continue as best they can with their preparations.

We realise that the extraordinary circumstances in which we now find ourselves will cause anxiety and uncertainty.  Please rest assured we will do our very best to keep you informed and would advise you to regularly check our admission pages which we will update once we have the information.


Trafford Consortium Testing Information 

Please find attached the ‘Admissions Timetable for Entry into September 2021’ along with the ‘familiarisation booklets’ for the following schools;

School Name Date of Exam
Altrincham Grammar School for Girls Monday 14th September 2020
Sale Grammar School Monday 14th September 2020
Stretford Grammar School Monday 14th September 2020
Urmston Grammar Monday 14th September 2020


Parents will be able to apply from noon on Monday 18th May 2020 for the Trafford Consortium Testing.

Familiarisation Guides are available to download at any time from the websites.

The entrance test will take place on Monday 14th September 2020 and the closing date for all online applications is 12:00 noon on Friday 26th June 2020.


Important Information 

Admission Timetable for entry in September 2021

Comprehension Familiarisation Sheet

Maths Familiarisation Sheet

NVR Familiarisation Sheet

Trafford Familiarisation Booklet 2021 Entry

Word Choice Familiarisation Sheet


Which Trafford Grammar Schools are part of the Consortium?
The TGSCC are using the same entrance test are Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, Sale Grammar School, Stretford Grammar School and Urmston Grammar. Consequently, your child can only sit the test at one allocated centre.

Altrincham Grammar School for Boys, Loreto Grammar School and St Ambrose Grammar School are NOT part of the Consortium and do not do the CEM Test.

School Name Date of Exam
Altrincham Grammar School for Boys Friday 11th September 2020
Loreto Grammar School for Girls Saturday 26th September 2020
St Ambrose College Friday 18th September 2020