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Altrincham Grammar School for Girls 11 plus: a parents' guide for 2022

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Altrincham Grammar School for Girls 11 plus: a parents' guide for 2022

Founded in 1902, Altrincham Grammar School for Girls (AGGS) is a selective girls’ grammar school in the Trafford Grammar Schools Consortium. The school prides itself on outstanding examination results at GCSE and A Level as well as celebrating its students’ sporting and cultural successes.

With pastoral care at its heart, AGGS has a strong reputation not only within Cheshire but nationally, thanks to its appointment as one of the first National Teaching Schools.

11 plus information for Altrincham Grammar School for Girls

  • Address: Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, Bowdon, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 2NL

  • Admissions contact details: [email protected], 0161 912 5912

  • School type: girls’ grammar

  • Number of pupils: 1,368

  • Number of places in Year 7: 204

  • Open day date: Thursday 23rd June 2022, 4pm–8pm. An open day video is also available here.

  • 11 plus exam date: Monday 19th September 2022

  • Exam board type: CEM

Altrincham Grammar School for Girls term dates

The 2022-23 term dates for Altrincham Grammar School for Girls are:

  • Autumn term: 2nd September – 21st December

  • Half term: 22nd October – 30th October

  • Spring term: 9th January – 31st March

  • Half term: 11th February – 19th February

  • Summer term: 17th April – 19th July

  • Half term: 27th May – 4th June

Altrincham Grammar School for Girls 11 plus admissions process

Altrincham Grammar School for Girls is part of the Trafford Grammar Schools CEM Consortium (TGSCC). Candidates will need to be registered with Altrincham Grammar School for Girls before noon on 24th June 2022. The application form will be available on the school website from 9th May 2022.

Parents must also include Altrincham Grammar School for Girls in the ranked order of preference on their Local Authority's Common Application Form (CAF), which must be submitted by 31st October 2022.

Entrance is on the condition that applicants achieve a qualifying score of 324 in the 11 plus exam. This score is age-standardised to ensure that all candidates, regardless of their age at the time of the exam, are fairly assessed.

If the number of girls who achieve the qualifying score exceeds the 204 places available, Altrincham Grammar School for Girls will apply the following oversubscription criteria in order:

  • Applicants who are Looked After Children or previously Looked After Children

  • Applicants who live within the school's catchment area and are in receipt of Pupil Premium

  • Applicants who live within the school's catchment area and who have a sister who will be a pupil at the school at the time of entry

  • Applicants who live within the school's catchment area

  • Applicants who live outside the school's catchment area and are in receipt of Pupil Premium

  • Applicants who live outside the school's catchment area and who have a sister who will be a pupil at the time of entry

  • Applicants who live outside the school's catchment area

In the unlikely event of a tie-breaker situation, the applicant is chosen by random allocation.

What is the Altrincham Grammar School for Girls catchment area?

The catchment area for Altrincham Grammar School for Girls is an 8-mile radius from the main entrance of the school.

The Altrincham Grammar School for Girls 11 plus exam format

The Altrincham Grammar School for Girls 11 plus exam consists of two tests, each lasting an hour, in the same format as the CEM 11 plus exam.

The two tests will test non-verbal, verbal and mathematical skills and will consist of a mixture of standard and multiple-choice questions.

Take a look at our guide to the Trafford Grammar Schools 11 plus for more details about the 11 plus exam.

How to prepare for the Altrincham Grammar School for Girls 11 plus

Start preparing for the Altrincham Grammar School for Girls 11 plus exam as early as possible to avoid any unwanted stress and pressure on your child. Focusing on non-verbal and verbal reasoning is especially important, as your daughter likely will not have encountered these subjects in the school curriculum.

There are familiarisation materials on the Altrincham Grammar School for Girls website from previous years which will be useful to help your daughter prepare.

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