Grammar’s test results published sooner ...

Parents who think their children might qualify for a place at a Calderdale grammar school, won’t be disadvantaged in applying to other secondary schools from next year.

Pre-tests for places at Crossley Health and North Halifax Grammar Schools will be held on October 6 next year and the results will be available ahead of the deadline for general secondary school applications, which is October 31.

Crossley Heath’s open evening will be held on June 26, 2012, and North Halifax Grammar’s on June 28.

Graham Maslen, the head of North Halifax, and Wendy Moffat, acting head at Crossley Heath, said the changes would make it easier for parents who have children making the transition to secondary school.

They have been prompted by the Department for Education revising Codes for Admissions and Appeals.