Trafford Grammar Schools’
Entrance Test for admission into Year 7 in September 2021
How will I know if my Registration Form has been submitted successfully?
When you have completed your Registration Form and you click the Submit Registration button, if your form has been successfully submitted, you will be taken to a “Proof of Submission” page.
This will display your child’s name, a unique Proof of Submission number and the date and time that the form was submitted. You MUST print or photograph this page. In the event of any dispute regarding the submission of your on-line registration form you will need to send us this page as evidence. Without it we will not investigate any claims that an on-line form has been submitted before the deadline.
If you have left any required fields blank, instead of the “Proof of Submission” page, your registration form will be re-displayed and any errors will be highlighted in RED at the top of the form. You need to complete these required fields and then click the “Submit Registration” button again. You should then be taken to the “Proof of Submission” page.
If you find that you cannot submit your form, please click the link at the top of the On-Line Registration Form and send us an email. We will do our best to help you. However, responsibility remains with you to ensure that your completed registration form is received before the deadline.
Important Notice about Confirmation emails
Most Registration Forms are processed within twenty-four hours and a confirmation email is sent as soon as it has been processed.
If you think you have not received your confirmation email please check your spam, bulk and junk folders - it may be there!
For the first week after registration opens if you have not received a confirmation email do not contact us until after three days of submitting your on-line registration form.
If you have a copy of your “Proof of Submission” page (see above) and you have checked your spam, bulk and junk folders and have not received a confirmation email after three days please follow the advice above regarding “Safe Senders” and then click on the link at the top of the On-Line Registration Form and send us an email confirming that you have done this and requesting a second copy.
Responsibility for ensuring that your registration form has been received and processed before the deadline (12 noon on Friday 26 June 2020) rests exclusively with parents / carers. If you do not contact us we have no way of knowing that there is a problem.
Please do NOT send in a duplicate Registration Form. Duplicate Registration Forms will be deleted automatically without being processed.
Deadline for submitting On-Line Registration Forms is 12 noon on Friday 26 June 2020.
No exceptions will be made for registration forms not received and processed by the deadline.
You cannot add Grammar Schools to your list of choices after the deadline. Please consider very carefully all schools before you register and make sure you have read their Admission Policy.
Essential Information before you start to register
Please ensure you read the information on the school websites before you start.
There are further guidance notes to help you at the start of each section. Please read these carefully before you complete the section.
Some fields are required - these are clearly indicated on the form. If you leave any of these required fields blank the registration form cannot be submitted.
You will encounter difficulties if you attempt to register on a SmartPhone. Please use a PC or Tablet where you can easily read the prompts and the instructions. The majority of errors and mistakes are caused when attempting to complete the Registration Form on a SmartPhone.
We will be sending you emails as part of the registration process. It is essential that you receive ALL our emails. Some ISPs (email providers) block any emails received from any email address that is not in your Safe Senders. This is a world wide problem and outside of our control.
To avoid this happening to you before you start to complete the On-Line Registration Form please add the following email address to your “Safe Senders”. This should ensure that all our emails are delivered to your Inbox.
If you have already registered and you have printed or photographed the “Proof of Submission” page (see below) but not received a confirmation email after three days please follow the instructions above regarding “Safe Senders” and then email us using the link at the top of the on-line form to confirm that you have done this and to request a second copy.
If you do not receive a confirmation email from us it may have gone to your spam, bulk or junk mail folder. If you find the email there, your ISP or your own software spam-blockers or filters are diverting our email. We have no control over this - only you or your ISP can change the settings. Please follow the advice above and add our email to your “Safe Senders”.
Please check this webpage regularly for any announcements about changes to the date or arrangements for the test (https://www.traffordcem.entrancetest.org.uk).
Coronavirus and the Entrance Test
It is hoped that schools will reopen in September 2020 at the latest and that the Trafford Grammar Schools’ CEM Consortium Entrance Test will go ahead on 14 September 2020 as planned.
Parents should register their children for the test by the deadline - 12 noon on 26 June 2020. Should Government instructions cause the date of the test to be changed we will publish details of any changes in the arrangements for test day but there will be no change to the requirement to register by 12 noon on Friday 26 June 2020.
Registration has now closed
If you have a Proof of Submission but have not received a confirmation email then you MUST make sure you add our email address to your safe senders and then email us to confirm that you have done this.
If you do not have a Proof of Submission then you have not successfully submitted a registration form and it is now too late to register your child for the entrance test.
If Government advice / guidance requires schools to change the date or arrangements for the entrance test we will publish the revised details on this webpage.
Should the date or arrangements for the test change you will be notified of the new date and time and you will be required to accept this. There will be no negotiation.
The top priority for the arrangements for the test is to ensure the safety of all staff and candidates and no changes will be made which could compromise this.
It is now too late to make any changes to the list of schools you wish to share your child’s scores with. Please do not ask as the answer will be “No”.
Should your child change Primary School between now and the test we do not need to know. Their test answer sheet will show the Primary School you entered when you registered. We will not be changing this.
If you move house between now and the test you must inform us and most importantly ALL the schools you included on your registration form otherwise you will not receive the information pack.
If you entered an incorrect Date of Birth or the wrong names on your registration form you should notify us (firstname.lastname@example.org) immediately.
Any supporting evidence should have been sent to your Preferred Test Centre by 12 noon on 26 June 2020. If you have any questions about supporting evidence you must contact your Preferred Test Centre for advice. Please do not email anything to email@example.com.