General Information about Admissions to the Academy


William Hulme's Grammar School became a City Academy in September 2007.

We are an age 3 - 18 Academy. Places are allocated strictly in line with our published admissions policy. The school is funded directly by the Government and fees are no longer payable.

The school is part of the Manchester Local Authority's Co-ordinated Admissions scheme and offers places to boys and girls of all abilities. Applications for Year 7 and Reception places are made through the child's home Local Authority. Nursery (pre-school) and Sixth form applications are  made directly to the school.

We are proud to say that William Hulme's is the most popular secondary school in the Greater Manchester area. You maylike to read the article published in The Manchester Evening News which is based on last year's admissions for Year7.

Year 7 places for September 2017

All of our available places for Year 7 for September 2017 have now been offered and accepted. We are now over-subscribed and will definitely not be offering any further places. Unsuccessful applicants will remain on the waiting list until 31/12/2017. After that time the applicant's name will be removed from the waiting list. If parents/carers wish their child's name to remain on the waiting list after this date, it is their responsibility to make a new In Year application through their own Local Authority School Admissions .


Dates for Year 7 Admission 2018:

Local authorities will be contacting parents and carers of children who are going into Year 6 in September 2017 explaining the process for making a secondary school application. Parents and carers will be invited to express 3 preferences for a secondary school for their child. Most parents will make their preferences using their local authority's on line admissions process. If parents/carers wish to apply to this school, their main application is made by naming this school as one of their 3 preferences. The closing date for doing this will be 31 October 2017.

In addition, this school asks parents and carers to complete a Supplementary In formation Form. 

Download a Supplementary Information Form

These are also available from school or at our Open Evening. These are not application forms but they will enable applicants to provide any extra information to us which may be needed to properly consider your child's application, for example you may wish to opt for your child to take our Modern Language Aptitude Test or you may want us to consider some special circumstances about your child's application. We ask that this is also received by us by 31 October 2017.

Closing Date for Year 7 applications 2018: 31 October 2017

Please note that invitation letters, telling parents/carers at what time to bring their child on 01 December have been posted on 20 November. Look out for your letter in the post during this week. Please let us know if you have not received your letter by 27 November 2017. Please avoid telephoning the school to ask about the arrangements as this will be clearly set out in your letter.


Banding Assessment Day 01 December 2017

All Year 7 applicants for 2018 will be asked to come and take part in our Banding Assessment which will be held on 01 December 2017. This is not an entrance exam, it is not an 11+ exam, there is no pass or fail mark and is used purely in allocation of places to ensure that we offer places to children right across the ability range, from very able to least able children. The assessment consists of a 45 minute Non Verbal reasoning test only and no practice papers are necessary.


Reception Admissions

Applications must be made through the child's own home local authority. The closing date for 2018 Reception applications is  Monday 15 January 2018.

Offers of places will be made by the local authority on Monday, 16 April 2018.


Nursery Admissions


Applications must be made direct to the school. The closing date for 2018 Nursery applications is  Monday 15 January 2018.

Offers of places will be made by the school on Friday 16 March 2018.


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