Senior School admissions

Apply to the Senior School

Choosing a school for your child as they approach Senior School age is an important decision for parents and at Stockport Grammar School we would like to make the experience as simple, comfortable and stress-free as possible.

We host a number of open events and taster days as well as offering bespoke tours for parents so that you can view the surroundings and get a feel for the environment that your son or daughter could enjoy.

Once you have decided that the school is the perfect place for your child you can apply for a place by completing the online admission form below. A fee of £40 per child is applicable upon submission of the online form.

Please note: the Senior School online admissions application form is now closed and will be reopened in September 2019.

Download a Senior School Admission Form (pdf)

Entrance examination

The 11+ entrance examination is taken by every child who applies to join the First Year at age eleven. The examination for admission to First Year (Year Seven) in September 2020 takes place in January 2020, specific date TBC. The closing date for 11+ applications is Friday 13th December 2019.

Please see our entrance examination page for more information.

Post-examination Meeting

An informal meeting forms the final stage of the admissions procedure.

Those invited for a post-examination meeting will be notified by email within two weeks of the entrance exam. You and your child will meet with one of the following members of our senior management team:

  • Dr Paul Owen, Headmaster
  • Mr Ben Bowles, Deputy Head (Staffing and Co-Curricular)
  • Mrs Donna Harris, Deputy Head (Academic)
  • Mrs Jo White, Deputy Head (Pastoral)
  • Mrs Helen Lawson, Head of Lower School
  • Mr Chris Wright, Admissions Co-ordinator

Head teacher’s reports

We ask every child’s primary school head teacher to submit a confidential report about the applicant. Your child’s chances will not be damaged if a report is not provided.

Offer of a place

The letter will say if your child:

  • has been offered a fee-paying place
  • has been offered a place with financial assistance
  • has been placed on a reserve list from which further offers may be made
  • has not been offered a place

You will be given the opportunity to visit the school again after places have been offered.

Entry to other years

Year Seven

An assessment in English and Mathematics is taken by children who apply for late entry to Year Seven. You will normally be notified of the outcome within 48 hours.

Your child will sit the entrance exam in full if this has not already taken place for the next year’s intake.

References will also be sought from your child’s current school.

Year Eight, Nine and Ten

An assessment in English and Mathematics is taken by children who apply for entry to Year Eight, Nine and Ten. You will normally be notified of the outcome within 48 hours.

References will also be sought from your child’s current school.

Year Eleven

We do not normally admit children to Year Eleven.

Sixth Form

Please click here for more information on admission to the Sixth Form.

More information

If you need help or guidance at any time during the admissions process, please contact our Admissions Officer Margaret Connor by telephone on 0161 419 2409 or by email at connorm@stockportgrammar.co.uk.

Download the Cancellation Notice and Cancellation Form (pdf)

Download the Terms and Conditions (pdf)