Grammar School Entrance Exams 2020 

Trafford Grammar Schools' CEM Consortium entrance exam date has been changed to 19 October 2020
Saint Ambrose and Loreto's have been changed to 16 October 2020
Further information will be available on the school websites in due course.

Tuition Information

Following advice from the Department for Education, I have taken the following steps to keep tuition running as safely as possible during these difficult and uncertain times.

As from Monday, 23rd March, term-time tuition slots ceased to be obligatory. However, your allocated after-school slots will be reserved for tutees who have returned to school.

In the meantime, optional tuition is available during lockdown as follows:

Remote Tuition

Essential requirements: an email and WhatsApp account, a means of photographing work (a Smart phone, scanner or camera) and a telephone.

Additional requirements: for those wishing to include online tuition (Zoom), you will need a computer with good internet connection, a webcam, a printer, a microphone and speakers/headphones. 

Homework: Once you have received, completed and returned your work to me (either left on my doorstep, via email or WhatsApp), I will mark and return it with detailed comments, and provide new tasks for the upcoming week. Oral and written tests, and discussion of new concepts will take place either on Zoom or by telephone – whichever you prefer.

Indoor Face-to-face Tuition  resumes July 27th for tutees with upcoming entrance exams.

(Other tutees to resume in September)

This option is subject to us all adhering strictly to the following conditions to help prevent transmission of coronavirus:

  • You will be asked to sign a brief coronavirus health check questionnaire prior to the first lesson;
  • Lessons should be rescheduled by tutee or myself at the first sign of any ill-health, regardless of how minor and whether or not we suspect it to be coronavirus;   
  • On arrival,  your temperature will be checked using a contactless digital forehead thermometer. If your temperature is 37.8 degrees or higher, you will need to reschedule your lesson;
  • Tutees are requested to use their own toilets before arrival and to bring their own writing implements.; 
  • Face coverings to be worn by tutee and myself;
  • The tutee's parent is requested to drop off and collect their child at my doorstep;
  • Lessons will start and end with thorough hand-washing (tutees and myself);
  • Social distancing of two metres will take place;
  • High-touch areas (work areas, door handles, etc.) will be sanitised at the start of tuition sessions and after each tutee.

Considering how rapidly the situation is changing, please keep checking this page for updates.

Thank you for your understanding during these difficult times. 

Best wishes,


Last updated 29/07/2020