Contact Us

Mrs D R Malkin, Admissions Officer

Email:
admissions@whgs-academy.org

Tel: 0161 241 1489
(admission enquiries only)

Sixth Form Admissions

Miss N Valvona, Sixth Form Administrator
Tel: 0161 241 1480
Email: 
nichola.valvona@whgs-academy.org

Admissions

William Hulme's Grammar School (WHGS) changed from being a selective school in the independent (fee-paying) sector to being a city academy funded by the government in September 2007.  It is now the most popular school choice in Manchester for both the secondary and primary phases, and one of the most over-subscribed schools in the UK. 

Part of the United Learning family of schools, our students continue to achieve excellent results. Places are offered to boys and girls of all abilities regardless of their background and strictly in accordance with our published admissions policy.

Please join us at the academy for our Year 7 Open Evening on Thursday 6th October 2022, 4.30 - 7.00pm

The application closing date for September 2023 Year 7 admissions is 31st October 2022 at 5.00pm.

2023 Year 7 Applications

The published admissions number (PAN) for Year 7 of the Secondary Phase is 120. This number applies to those applicants being admitted from outside the academy. Pupils in the academy’s Year 6 progress to Year 7 automatically. If fewer than 60 pupils intend to transfer from Year 6, the academy will admit over the admission number up to the overall size of the Year 7 group of 180. 

In line with our published admission arrangements, we will send an invitation letter to all on-time applicants to attend Assessment Day. This will take place on Thursday 1st December 2022 and all applicants are required to take this test, apart from those alreay on roll in Year 6 at the academy. The assessment is not a pass or fail test, it is to ensure that we have a comprehensive ability range in the school. 

How to apply

Parents and carers who would like to apply to WHGS should make their child's application through their home local authority (council) by naming this school as one of their preferences on the Common Application Form (CAF). 

If your child has an older sibling who is already on roll in Years 7 – 11 of the Academy and who will still be on roll in Years 7 – 11 on the date of admission, you must include this information on the Common Application Form you submit to Manchester Local Authority.  If you do not include this information on your form, the application will not be considered under the sibling criterion.

If you would like your child to sit the Modern Foreign Languages Aptitude Test, you must complete the Supplementary Information Form (SIF) as well. 

If you wish to apply under the Medical and Social Needs (exceptional circumstances) criterion you will need to apply on the Supplementary Information Form (SIF).  You must also provide written evidence to the school of your child’s significant social or medical needs, addressed to the Admissions Officer, William Hulme’s Grammar School, Spring Bridge Road, Manchester, M16 8PR. 

Examples of significant medical or social circumstances which the Academy may be able to take into account would be:

  • Your child has a sensory impairment and needs to walk to the closest school for safety reasons.
  • Your child has a serious physical disability which means they are unable to walk long distances or use public transport, and this is your nearest school.

Paper copies of the Supplementary Information Form (SIF) are also available from the school's main Reception.

The application closing date for applications is 31 October 2022 at 5.00pm.

Local authorities will communicate application decisions to parents/carers on 1 March 2023. We will also send offer or decline letters from the Academy soon after that date.

Virtual Open Evening

Online resources available!

Reception Applications

September 2023

We will be offering 60 Reception places for September 2023 entry. Applications should be made through the child's home local authority, by naming this school as one of the preferences on the Common Application Form (CAF).

You must mention on the CAF if your child has an older sibling already attending the Academy. If you do not tell us about a sibling, we will not be able to take this into account when allocating places.

If your child is already at William Hulme's Grammar School Nursery, you still need to apply on the CAF via your local authority. 

REMEMBER, THERE IS NO AUTOMATIC TRANSFER FROM THE NURSERY TO RECEPTION CLASS 

Applicants for Reception Class September 2023 entry should have a birth date between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019. Please see our Admissions Policy for information regarding the admission of children outside their normal age group. 

If you wish to apply under the Medical and Social Needs (exceptional circumstances) criterion, you will need to provide written evidence to the school of your child’s significant social or medical needs, addressed to the Admissions Officer, William Hulme’s Grammar School, Spring Bridge Road, Manchester, M16 8PR.  This must be sent directly to the school by the closing date of 16 January 2023.

Examples of significant medical or social circumstances which the Academy may be able to take into account would be:

  • Your child has a sensory impairment and needs to walk to the closest school for safety reasons.
  • Your child has a serious physical disability which means they are unable to walk long distances or use public transport, and this is your nearest school.

The application closing date is 16 January 2023.

Please note that being in WHGS Nursery Class 2022-23 does not guarantee your child a place in WHGS Reception Class 2022-23 because there is no automatic transfer from Nursery to Reception.

Local authorities will communicate application decisions to parents/carers on 17 April 2023.

Reception and Nursery Open Afternoons

  • Weds 9 November 2022 2.00 - 3.00pm
  • Thurs 24 November 2022 9.00 - 10.00am
  • Mon 12 December 2022 2.00 - 3.00pm
  • Friday 6 January 2023 10.00 - 11.00am
  • Weds 11 January 2023 2.00 - 3.00pm

Reception and Nursery Open Afternoons (2.00pm-3.00pm).  To book, please email ppreception@whgs-academy.org.

Nursery Applications

September 2023

We will be offering 52 Nursery places for September 2023 entry. All our Nursery places are full-time, 25 hours a week. Applications should be made via the Nursery Application Form. There are paper copies of the form availalbe from the school office (primary and secondary phases).

The closing date for applications is Monday 16 January 2023. 

You must mention on the applicaiton form if your child has an older sibling already attending the Academy. If you do not tell us about a sibling, we will not be able to take this into account when allocating places.

Applicants for Nursery Class September 2023 entry should have a birth date between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020. Please do not complete the form if your child's date of birth is not between these dates.

If you wish to apply under the Medical and Social Needs (exceptional circumstances) criterion, you will need to provide written evidence to the school of your child’s significant social or medical needs, addressed to the Admissions Officer, William Hulme’s Grammar School, Spring Bridge Road, Manchester, M16 8PR.  This must be sent directly to the school by the closing date of 16 January 2023.

Examples of significant medical or social circumstances which the Academy may be able to take into account would be:

  • Your child has a sensory impairment and needs to walk to the closest school for safety reasons.
  • Your child has a serious physical disability which means they are unable to walk long distances or use public transport, and this is your nearest school.

Please note that being in WHGS Nursery Class 2022-23 does not guarantee your child a place in WHGS Reception Class 2022-23 because there is no automatic transfer from Nursery to Reception.

Parents will find out if we have been able to offer a place in Nursery 2023 by letter in the middle of March 2023.

Reception and Nursery Open Afternoons

  • Weds 9 November 2022 2.00 - 3.00pm
  • Thurs 24 November 2022 9.00 - 10.00am
  • Mon 12 December 2022 2.00 - 3.00pm
  • Friday 6 January 2023 10.00 - 11.00am
  • Weds 11 January 2023 2.00 - 3.00pm

Reception and Nursery Open Afternoons (2.00pm-3.00pm).  To book, please email ppreception@whgs-academy.org.

Sixth Form Applications

We offer students a wide range of subjects taught by highly-skilled specialists, excellent pastoral support, careers advice and facilities and enrichment opportunities, including:

  • A dedicated Sixth Form Centre with excellent study facilities
  • Sixth Form café and common room
  • Small class sizes
  • Private study room
  • Sixth Form laptops available from the Flexible Learning Space
  • Individual support and mentoring, both academic and personal
  • Extensive range of co-curricular activities including volunteering, DofE, MUN, Bar Mock Trial, sport
  • Specialist support for entry to Oxbridge, Law, Medicine and Dentistry

Destinations of this year's Y13 leavers include the universities of: Manchester, Leeds, Oxford and Cambridge, amongst others.  We have students going on to study subjects, such as Law, Biomedical Science, Engineering, Architecture, Psychology, International Business Management, Medicine, Computer Science, Maths and many more.

We hope that you will take the opportunity to come and visit us and choose William Hulme’s as the place to continue your path to academic success.

More Information on Sixth Form Admissions

 

In-Year Applications
(to Any Other Year Group Outside the Normal Admissions Round)

At the present time there are no vacancies in any year group at this school.

From 1 November 2021 to 31 August 2022, in-year applications will be dealt with in the following way:

If you are considering moving your child from their current school to this or any other Manchester school, you must contact Manchester City Council School Admissions on school.admissions@manchester.gov.uk or 0161 245 7166. They will be able to advise you about vacancies in other schools and assist you in making an In-Year application. More information can be found on the council's website: www.manchester.gov.uk/admissions.

Once an application is submitted, it is considered against the oversubscription criteria by the academy.  If a place can be offered, the academy will contact you to arrange admission.  If a place cannot be offered, your child’s name will be added to the waiting list.  If you are not offered a place at an academy you state a preference for, you have the right of appeal against the decision.

We will only allocate a place from the waiting list if a child leaves the school in that year group, creating a vacancy. Places are allocated from the waiting list according to our admissions criteria and not by the length of time spent on the list.

Enquiries about the waiting list

We appreciate that many parents are extremely anxious to get their child into this school. If a place for a child does become available we will always contact the parent immediately by phone and/or letter to offer the place. If you have not heard from us, it is because your child has not been offered a place.

We would ask your co-operation in not telephoning the school to ask about the waiting list because of the huge volume of calls this generates which prevents us from doing other admissions work. If you would like to make an enquiry about your child's position on the waiting list, please email admissions@whgs-academy.org with the following information:

  • Your child's full name
  • Your child's date of birth
  • The school year  your child is currently in
  • The first line of your address

We will respond as soon as we can. Thank you for helping us to provide a good service for all our applicants.

Enquiries About Making an Application

We know that many parents have questions about the application process. Please read our prospectus well and have a look at our Frequently Asked Questions before telephoning the school to ask admissions questions as we have a large number of telephone calls at this time of year. Thank you for helping us to provide a good service to all of our applicants.

Telephone number (for admissions enquiries only): 0161 241 1489

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