Senior Admissions

Open Events:

Opportunities to visit Bury Grammar School Boys are available all year round. Our formal open events have already taken place but private weekday appointments are available. Please contact the Registrar for further details on 0161 797 2700 or email Mrs Stephanie Brierley on

For admission to the Senior School you can apply to take the Entrance Examination. The Entrance Examination will take place on Thursday 21 January 2016. 

To download the application form (Word document), click the following link: Application Form

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

Admissions Policy

The school maintains an admissions policy for all phases of entry.  Admission at 3 – 7 years into the Infant School is for girls and boys on an equal basis.  From 7 years of age, admission to BGSB is for boys only.  Admission is open equally to pupils from all racial and cultural groups.  Admission to the school is based upon the suitability of the pupil to the academic education offered by the school as determined by the tests outlined in the school’s admissions procedures.  In addition to academic ability, consideration is given to the standard of behaviour and self-discipline displayed by the pupil in our observations of them and as detailed in the reference from the pupil’s current school.  At BGSB we strive to achieve a calm and orderly environment where pupils learn well and thrive.


(Key stage 3 & 4, boys aged 11 to 16)

Bury Grammar School Boys is an academically selective grammar school.  The normal age of entry to the Senior School is at 11+ by means of an Entrance Examination consisting of papers in English (comprehension and creative writing) and Mathematics.  Scores in both areas are combined and then candidates are placed in a final order of merit.  Pupils who have reached a satisfactory standard or who are close to it are invited for interview.  A reference is requested from the child’s current headteacher.  It is the School’s policy that any pupil meeting the necessary standard of entry as defined in terms of academic achievement in the entrance examination and who meets appropriate standards of behaviour should be offered a place, regardless of ethnic background, religion or financial circumstances.

Pupils from Bury Grammar School Boys Junior School are required to go through the same entrance selection procedures as external candidates.  Transfer to the Senior School is thus not automatic, but it is the norm.