For admission to the Senior School you can apply to take the Entrance Examination. The Entrance Examination will take place on Thursday 26 January 2017. The application form is available here: Boys Senior School Application Form

Please contact the Registrar for further details on 0161 696 8600 op. 2 or email Mrs Nicola Groves

We look forward to welcoming you and your son to Bury Grammar School Boys!

Open Events

Opportunities to visit Bury Grammar School Boys are available all year round. Our formal open events are

Please contact the Registrar for further details on 0161 696 8600 op. 2 or email Mrs Nicola Groves


Year 3 Experience Afternoon

Year 2 boys (aged 6-7) are invited to join us for a Year 3 Experience Afternoon at our Junior School on Thursday 3 December, from 1.00 until 3.15pm. The aim is for your son to engage in a range of exciting activities, discover new talents and have an opportunity to meet Year 3 teachers and other boys who will be joining the Junior School in September. The afternoon will give a real insight into life at BGSB Junior School and there will also be a chance for you to meet Mr Turner, our Head of Junior School, as you collect your son at 3.15pm. If you would like to sign your son up for this exciting Experience Afternoon please contact our Registrar, Mrs Brierley on 0161 696 8600 op. 2or


Co-Educational Infants Open Events 

Coming in 2017

You’ll have the opportunity to visit our specialist centre for our younger pupils (aged 3-7), with purpose built classrooms and outdoor play areas designed to help children develop their understanding and sense of discovery. If you are unable to make the Infant Open Events or want to visit us before this please contact our registrar, Mrs Sharon Lewis who will be happy to arrange a private weekday visit for you. (0161 797 2808 or email

Admissions introduction

Please see our individual website sections for a more detailed view of Admissions in each of the four sections of school:

  1. Co-Educational Infants
  2. Junior School
  3. Senior School
  4. Sixth Form

A brief overview is outlined below

Pre-school and Coeducational Infant School (for boys and girls between the ages of 3 and 7)

The Co-educational Infant School is a self-contained unit within the Girls’ School. Boys in the Kindergarten progress to the BGSB Junior School without further testing. Applications for places should be made to the Registrar at Bury Grammar School Girls.

Junior School (for boys between the ages of 7 and 11)

Admission can be at 7+, 8+, 9+ or 10+ and is by entrance assessment and interview, please contact us for details of how you can arrange entry testing. Arrangements can be made for assessment and interview throughout the year. Places are offered in the expectation that at the age of 11 the boys will transfer to the Senior School. Although Junior School boys must pass the Senior School entrance examination, we would not offer a boy a place in the Junior School unless we had confidence in his potential to do so.

Senior School (for boys between the ages of 11 and 16)

Admission is usually at 11+, with candidates selected through entrance examination and interview held in January. Arrangements can be made for examination and interview at other times of the year and for entry into another year group.

Sixth Form (for boys between the ages of 16 and 18)

Applications are welcome from able boys who wish to join our Sixth Form. Entry is subject to interview and GCSE grades.

Fees and Bursaries

Details of fees and bursaries are provided in the Bursaries section of the website. Our bursary scheme exists to enable us to admit as many boys, whose parents cannot afford the fees, as the bursary funds allow.

All bursaries are means tested.

Applications for places in the Junior School and the Senior School should be made to:

The Registrar

Bury Grammar School Boys

Tenterden Street

Bury BL9 0HN


T: 0161 696 8600 op. 2