We are delighted that you are thinking of Bury Grammar School as your school of choice and can't wait to hear from you!

At Bury Grammar School we aim to make our admissions process as smooth as possible for our prospective families. We understand you are making one of the most important decisions you'll ever take for your child and that it might be daunting to approach a new school - but we have a lovely Admissions Team who would be delighted to help and answer any questions you have. 

Yes, we are oversubscribed and our academic standards are high, but our experienced Admissions Team are keen to support you through a straight forward application process, talk to you about anything and everything you'd like to know about Bury Grammar and arrange a  visit to our School.

So, don't hesitate - get in touch!

Kind regards

The Admissions Team

Please note that children who join Bury Grammar School in our Infant or Junior School are not required to sit the 11+ entrance examination for entry into the Senior School.

For further information on our admissions processes, please select your school of interest below:

Our experienced Admissions Team are always happy to hear from prospective families. 

Please contact them on 0161 696 8600 or by emailing if you have any questions about our admissions process or if you would like to book a personalised tour of our schools.

Admissions: Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer any forms of fee assistance?

We offer means tested bursaries to pupils entering at the beginning of Years 7 and 12.  We do not accept bursary applications at any other point.  For more information and to download a bursary application form please click here.

At what age can my child start in Kindergarten?

We accept children into Kindergarten form the beginning of the term they celebrate their third birthday.  For more information about Kindergarten click here.

Do you offer funded childcare?

We offer 30 funded hours for 3 and 4 year olds.  To see our Kindergarten Schedule of Fees please click here.

Are BGS Junior School pupils required to sit the Entrance Examination for the Senior Schools?

No, the high level of teaching in our junior schools coupled with regular assessments gives us confidence that our pupils are ready for the transition to senior school. 

How many pupils are admitted at Year 7?

Places for Year 7 are highly competitive and our Entrance Exam is always oversubscribed.  We do unfortunately have to turn pupils away every year.

What form does the Entrance Examination for Year 7 take?

There are three papers: English paper, Maths paper and a Verbal Reasoning paper.  Although the examination is extremely important, so too is the interview. We only wish to admit pupils and families whom we feel understand and fully support the BGS ethos and will enter into a positive partnership with the school. We will not admit pupils whom we believe will not benefit from the education we offer.

How should pupils prepare for the Entrance Examination?

By doing their best at school and doing some of the practice papers we provide. No tuition is needed.  We are looking for ability and potential and our staff have great experience in spotting this!

Can we apply for admission at any age?

We can admit a pupil at any stage of Infant or Junior School.  Pupils can join the Senior School in years 7 or 8, or at the beginning of Year 9.  Due to our 3-year GCSE course we cannot admit pupils after the Autumn Term of Year 9.

What are the entry requirements for sixth form?

We require a minimum of 6 GCSE’s at grade 6 with subjects chosen for A Level to ideally be a grade 7.