Senior Schools Admissions
Entry into our Senior Schools is highly competitive, with around half of our pupils coming from BGS Junior Schools at Year 7 and around half from other schools.
This makes for the perfect mix of pupils from different backgrounds, all of whom have one very important thing in common: a thirst for learning. We understand that pupils joining us from other schools will have had different learning experiences as juniors and we are looking for potential as well as the ability to thrive within the fast-paced learning environment of our Senior Schools.
Pupils have already begun applying for a Year 7 place at Bury Grammar School for entry in September 2022. We are proving to be a school which more and more families are choosing for their children and pupil roll has grown considerably in the last few years.
To apply for your Year 7 place in our Senior Schools, and to be kept updated with the application process, please complete an Application Form.
Here are some important dates for your diary:
BGS Senior School Experience Day for Year 6 - Tuesday 2nd November (bookings are essential - Enquiry Form)
BGS Maths Stars – Saturday 6th November
BGS English Stars – Saturday 13th November
BGS Language Stars – Saturday 20th November
BGS Science Stars – Saturday 27th November
Deadline for Year 7 application – 17th December 2021
*Entrance Examination – Thursday 20th January 2022
Year 6 interview morning for Year 7 places – Saturday 5th February 2022
* Here are some previous entrance examination papers you may like to try:
If you would like to arrange a visit, on an alternative date to our open events, or require any further information, our Admissions Team will be happy to hear from you. Please contact the Admissions Team on 0161 696 8600 (1) or register your interest by filling out the Enquiry Form.
For details about our Senior School bursaries and scholarships please click here.
''We have been astounded by just how quickly our son has settled into Senior School at BGS. The support he has received from the staff, and the school as a whole has been incredible. He was apprehensive about starting a new school but in the first few months he has made so many new friends and had so many opportunities to try new things.''
Year 7 Parent
''BGS is like one big family. I really feel I can be myself. Studying in Senior School has definitely made me more enthusiastic about learning, developing new skills and meeting new people. Coming to BGS Senior School was the best decision I’ve ever made.''
Year 10 Pupil