Admissions Information

Parents need to register their daughter(s) or son(s) to sit the admissions test.  Registration Forms can be accessed from both The North Halifax Grammar School and The Crossley Heath School websites. Registration will opened on April 16th 2018 and will close on  September 3rd 2018.  The Admissions Test will be held on Saturday September 29th 2018.  Parents will be informed by the schools of the results of the tests by October 26th 2018.

Application for a place at NHGS is included within the co-ordinated scheme for admissions into secondary schools in Calderdale for which the LA has a statutory responsibility.  Parents of children resident in Calderdale must complete an online application if they want their daughter or son to be admitted to a secondary school within or outside of the Calderdale area in September 2019.  Information leaflets about the application process for secondary schools will be distributed to all parents of children in Calderdale schools in June 2018. Online applications can be completed online by Calderdale residents from Friday 22nd June 2018 and must be submitted by Wednesday 31st October 2018 inclusive at Residents outside of the Calderdale area must apply to their home local authority, even if a Calderdale school is to be preferenced.

NHGS must be included as one of the five preferences when applying if you want your daughter or son to be considered for a place in September 2019. Parents are strongly advised to place NHGS FIRST if it is their preferred school.

Casual Admissions into Years 7 to 11

Anyone wishing to transfer to the school, other than at the normal date of entry in September, must apply on a Casual Vacancy Application Form, and must be on the waiting list at the time of the vacancy.

Applicants wishing to transfer to NHGS, either from another school in Calderdale or from a school in another LA, need to complete a ‘Transfer Request for Calderdale Schools’ form available from the LA.

If the application is from a student attending a school in another LA or who has recently moved into the area, the application will be sent to the school. If there is a vacancy in the appropriate year, the applicant will be invited into the school to sit tests in English, Mathematics, a Modern Foreign Language and Science.  If the applicant meets the criteria of ability and attainment, then a place will be offered.

The LA or the school may inform the parent(s) of the outcome of the application.