Secondary Education

When preparing for secondary school, it is important to think about the right place to send your child, thinking carefully about the facilities available that will best suit them, as well as where they will be happy in the next phase of their learning journey.

Grammar schools in Trafford require children to sit entrance exams. We advise parents to browse school websites for up to date information about their open days and admissions policies. When preparing for secondary school, we advise families to visit prospective schools to gain more knowledge of the setting.

Catholic Secondary Schools in Trafford:

Blessed Thomas Holford College, Altrincham

Loreto Grammar, Altrincham

St Ambrose College, Hale Barns

St Anthony’s Catholic School, Urmston

Trafford Guidance:

The following link will provide you with the information you need regarding the application process when applying for a secondary school place:


Application process (