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Hulme Hall Grammar School

In their own words

Welcome to Hulme Hall Grammar School, where every child is celebrated as an individual. 

At our school, we pride ourselves on our small class sizes, as they allow us to focus on each student’s needs, strengths, and aspirations.We believe that recognising the uniqueness of every child is crucial, and it forms the very foundation of our educational approach.

Caring, nurturing, and achieving are not just words to us; they are the guiding principles that define our school’s culture.We prioritise creating a supportive and nurturing environment where each student feels valued, seen, and understood.

Our dedicated team is passionate about providing excellent teaching, tailored to the individual learning style of each student.We understand that by catering to their distinct needs, we can unlock their full potential and enable them to thrive academically.

Success is essential to us, but we define it in broader terms than just academic achievements. While our students do indeed excel academically due to our personalised learning programs and small class sizes, we also encourage them to grow as well-rounded individuals, developing their passions, character, and sense of social responsibility.

As the Headmaster, I can confidently say that our students’ achievements are a testament to the close-knit community we have fostered here. I am immensely proud of the caring and nurturing environment that enables our students to become the best versions of themselves.

Thank you for considering our school for your child’s education journey. I invite you to explore our website, book a tour and discover more about the unique opportunities that await them at our school.

Together, let’s embark on an enriching and transformative educational journey for your child, where caring, nurturing and achieving become the cornerstones of their success.

Entrance is assessed via CAT4 cognitive assessment, from GL.

CAT4 is one of, if not the most unique school assessment in circulation. Most children will not have encountered either the CAT4 question types or the format, previously. The good news is that the very specific nature of the exam, means that with effort and perseverance it is possible to achieve confident preparation for your CAT4 entrance exam.

CAT4 is broken into 4 broad categories:

  • Quantitative Reasoning

  • Verbal Reasoning

  • Non-Verbal Reasoning

  • Spatial Reasoning

We have partnered with the test experts at Ready Steady Pass, to bring you the most accurate and best value CAT4 practise material for children between 6 and 13 years of age. The tests are prepared by specialist CAT4 writers and audited by AQA and EdExcel exam markers, and ISI independent school inspectors. Tests are taken online, include unlimited resits and emailed results including answer sheets to share with tutors and parents.

Click below to access our CAT4 page for more information

What questions can I expect?

Each of the 4 questions categories in CAT4 (which GL call "batteries") has two different question types, creating 8 mini exams.

Quantitative Reasoning assess numerical questions, with a focus on patterns and relationships:

  • Number Series questions involve identifying the missing number in a sequence.

  • Number Analogies questions are to do with spotting the relationships between pairs of numbers.

Verbal Reasoning asses the relationship between words:

  • The Verbal Classification battery focuses on word classes and word types.

  • Verbal Analogies questions identify the relationship between pairs of words.

Non-Verbal Reasoning looks at the relationship between shapes:

  • Figure Classification asks you to spot the relationship between a series of images and select the image that matches them.

  • Figure Matrices shows a pattern of shapes presented in a square, challenging us to choose the missing shape.

Spatial Reasoning is a particular kind of non-verbal reasoning:

  • Figure Recognition questions challenge us to find a hidden shape within an image.

  • Figure Analysis questions, sometimes called Folding questions, present the challenges of recognising unfolded paper that has been hole punched at a certain fold.

Click below to browse our CAT4 collection

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