Our main intakes are at ages three-plus and four-plus and where there are vacancies in other years.
Most children, but not all, who join one of the two Reception classes will have attended a nursery or playgroup.
Children joining the Juniors come from both independent and maintained primary schools.
Assessments for places at three-plus and four-plus are held in January or February.
Demand for places is high.
Application forms will be sent to you with our prospectus pack but they are also available to download below.
To request a prospectus pack please call Mrs Beverley Cheyne, the headmaster’s secretary, on 0161 419 2405 for more information.
Applications forms and all correspondence concerning admissions should also be sent to Mrs Cheyne, Stockport Grammar Junior School, Buxton Road, Stockport, Cheshire SK2 7AF.
Children join our Nursery in the September following their third birthday.
Parents looking for a place in the Nursery are invited, with their children, to an invitation morning where they have the chance to meet and talk to staff, and the children can get used to the unfamiliar surroundings.
The Nursery staff observe the children as they play and interact in small groups.
Offers of places are made, in writing, to successful applicants following these interviews.
All of our Nursery children automatically move into Reception at the end of their Nursery year.
Reception (age four plus)
The admissions process for age four plus begins in the autumn term with parental interviews. Parents who have already registered their child for a place will be invited to come into school to meet the headmaster.
Parents and children are also invited to our open morning in November to meet the Reception teachers and support staff and to take part in activities in the Reception classrooms.
A short, informal assessment is undertaken in January and places are offered to successful applicants in the week following.
Entry for older children, Year 1 to Year 6
Children are very welcome to join the school in other year groups, where places are available.
Children applying for places in Years 1 to 6 are invited into school for a taster day which includes assessment.
The younger children spend time in their classroom working with their teacher; older children are given tests in English, mathematics, reading and non-verbal reasoning.
Visits are organised to be as relaxed as possible. An offer of a place is made following a successful assessment.