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 downloading an admission form and returning it with a cheque for £40 made payable to Stockport Grammar School to:

Margaret Connor
Admissions Officer
Stockport Grammar School
Buxton Road
Stockport
Cheshire
SK2 7AF

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 2018 is Wednesday 10th January 2018. The closing date for applications is Friday 15th December 2017.

Please see our entrance examination page for more information.

Interview

Two informal interviews form the final stage of the admissions procedure:

  • one for parents with a member of our senior management team
  • one for your child with a member of our teaching staff

Those invited for interview will be notified by post within two weeks of the entrance exam.

During your child’s interview, parents will have the opportunity to meet one of the following:

  • Mr Andrew Chicken, 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.