Children are successful in achieving places at their chosen secondary schools, either in the independent or maintained sector. Approximately 1600 children take The Halifax Grammar Schools Examination, year on year, competing for 360 places across both schools. For entry 2018, for the first time, all of the Year 6 children took the examination and also for the first time, all of the children (except one) have been pupils at The Gleddings since Nursery. The success rate for the exam is less than 22%. The success rate for The Gleddings averages at well over 80%.