11+ in the Lincolnshire Consortium of Grammar Schools

To be eligible for a place in Year 7 at one of Lincolnshire's grammar schools, children must demonstrate that they have reached the required standard for entry as determined by 11 plus testing. The tests are normally taken early in the last year of primary school (Year 6).

Parents who would like their children to take the 11 Plus will need to register for testing in Year 5.

Because the tests are taken in September, most parents will be able to find out whether their children are eligible for a grammar school place before having to complete the Local Authority application forms.



Candidates are asked to take a Verbal Reasoning Test and a Non-Verbal Reasoning Test, either in their own Primary Schools or in the Grammar School where they have registered, according to the area. Candidates record their answers on an Optical Mark Reading (OMR) sheet, being required to shade the correct choice on the OMR sheet.

Practice papers, verbal reasoning and non-verbal reasoning, will be made available to Lincolnshire feeder primary schools.
The practice tests are to ensure that candidates are familiar with the style of questions. Each real Test also has a short practice element; the Verbal Reasoning Test is preceded by a ten minute Preliminary Practice Test, and the Non-Verbal Reasoning Test is divided into sections each provided with a few practice questions. The answers to these practice questions are neither marked nor taken into consideration.

When the tests have been completed the OMR sheets are sent away for marking. Marks are standardised, making adjustments for age difference, to produce a qualification standard identifying suitability for Grammar School education in Lincolnshire. These results are returned to the grammar schools for distribution to parents, the primary schools that the candidates currently attend, and Lincolnshire County Council.

The qualification is a total standardised score of at least 220 on the two tests, and represents the ability of the most able 25% of pupils in the age group in primary schools in the selective areas of Lincolnshire. Please note that attainment of the minimum qualification standard does not of itself guarantee admission to any individual school.

Testing arrangements for the Lincolnshire Consortium of Grammar Schools

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The King’s School Grantham

Lincolnshire

The King’s School Grantham has over 1200 pupils and over 100 members of staff. The school can trace its origins back by almost 500 years. Demand for places is high and one admission criteria is success in an 11+ exam.....

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The King Edward VI Academy Spilsby

Lincolnshire

King Edward VI School Grammar School is a grammar school located in Spilsby, Lincolnshire. For children between the ages of eleven and eighteen admission is by way of an 11+ exam.....

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Spalding High School

Lincolnshire

Spalding High School seek to make education enjoyable, challenging, informative and wide-ranging. The school create the conditions for the development of the whole person. Admission is made using the 11+ exam.....

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Spalding Grammar School

Lincolnshire

Spalding Grammar School, fully known as The Queen Elizabeth Royal Free Grammar School Spalding, is a boys' grammar school in Spalding.....

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Skegness Grammar School

Lincolnshire

Skegness Grammar School is a coeducational grammar school and sixth form with academy status, located in Skegness, Lincolnshire. Selection to the school is by the eleven-plus examination.....

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Queen Elizabeth's High School Gainsborough

Lincolnshire

Queen Elizabeth's High School is a mixed grammar school in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England. The school, established in 1983, but with a timeline to 1589, is an amalgamation of the.....

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Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School Horncastle

Lincolnshire

Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Horncastle, is a co-educational grammar school with academy status in Horncastle, Lincolnshire, England. In 2009, there were 877 pupils, of whom 271.....

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Queen Elizabeth's Grammar Alford

Lincolnshire

Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Alford is a selective, co-educational, academy status Grammar School and Sixth Form in Alford, Lincolnshire.....

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King Edward VI Grammar School

Lincolnshire

King Edward VI Grammar School (sometimes abbreviated to KEVIGS or KEVIS) is a grammar school located in Louth, Lincolnshire. As early as the 8th century schooling was available at Louth.....

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Kesteven and Sleaford High School

Lincolnshire

Kesteven and Sleaford High School, is a selective school with academy status for girls aged between eleven and sixteen and girls and boys between sixteen and eighteen.....

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Kesteven and Grantham Girls' School

Lincolnshire

Kesteven and Grantham Girls' School is a grammar school with academy status for girls in Grantham, Lincolnshire, established in 1910. It has over 1000 pupils ranging from ages 11 to 18.....

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Carre’s Grammar School

Lincolnshire

Carre's Grammar School is part of the Robert Carre Trust and is a highly successful grammar school in the market town of Sleaford. The school is boys only in Years 7.....

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