Stretford Grammar School is a grammar school located in Stretford, in the Trafford borough of Greater Manchester. Its exam results are above the national average, with 92% of pupils achieving A*–C in at least five GCSEs. 
Stretford Grammar’s standard entry point is 11 Plus. However, the school also accepts applications from pupils interested in In-Year (Late) Entry. To assess pupils for late transfer, Stretford Grammar School administers the CAT4 online test.
The Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT4) covers four subject areas, each of them evaluating pupils’ Reasoning skills though standardised assessments.
Stretford Grammar School Late Transfer Admissions Information
These tests will be taken at Stretford Grammar School in October of the year preceding entry. Reports from your child’s current school will also be requested.
In order for them to be considered for a place, you will be asked to:
– Complete the online Application form by mid-May of the year preceding entry;
– Return the Common Application Form to the home LA by late October.
In the case of a tied ranking for the last available place, proximity to the school will be taken into consideration. Postcodes included in the priority area are M32, M33, M41, M15 and M16 (both within Trafford and Manchester) and M21, this being the next closest postcode to the school.
The deadline for offer acceptances is in mid-March of the calendar year of entry.
Stretford Grammar School Late Entry Exam Information
Address: Granby Road, Stretford, M328JB
County: Greater Manchester
Admissions info: [email protected] or 0161 865 2293
School Type: Coeducational grammar school
Number of Students: 755 (approx.)
Exam Type / Board: CAT4
As part of the assessment process for Year 7 entry, your child will be asked to complete the CAT4 assessment.
Based on performance in this test, schools can judge pupils’ progress over the academic year and hence make admissions decisions.
This assessment is an effective way for schools to understand pupils’ strengths and weaknesses and to personalise learning and adapt teaching.
Stretford Grammar School Late Transfer Exam Format
The CAT4 assessment will cover Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning.
– The Verbal Reasoning section examines problem-solving skills using words.
– The Non-Verbal Reasoning section covers problem-solving using shapes and patterns, rather than words.
– The Spatial Reasoning section assesses your child’s ability to identify shapes and how they change.
– The Quantitative Reasoning section tests their ability to solve problems using numbers.
Stretford Grammar School Late Transfer Practice Tests and Courses
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