Queen Elizabeth's High School Gainsborough

Lincolnshire

11plus exam content.

Subjects Tested: Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning

Entrance criteria.

When preparing your child to sit the tests, we consider that the two practice tests carried out by us are sufficient preparation for the tests. However, practice papers are available to purchase from various outlets including wwwelevenplusexampapers.co.uk 


ADMISSIONS ARRANGEMENTS POLICY

Details of the admissions procedures and the testing arrangements are given below.


The Number of Places Available

The Published Admission Number (PAN) for Queen Elizabeth’s High School is 186 students in each year group. The school will offer places up to the maximum of the Published Admission Number.


Entry at Age 11

The school does not hold interviews as part of the application procedure. Visits to the school, for example on Open Evening each summer or on our termly School Tour mornings, form no part of the selection procedures.


The 11+ Tests

Admission into Year 7 in Lincolnshire's grammar schools is decided by an 11+ test procedure, consisting of two tests.

These tests are administered by a consortium of Lincolnshire grammar schools. We work within this consortium to ensure that our procedures are, as far as possible, in line with the other grammar schools.


One 11+ test is a verbal reasoning test, which uses questions which involve the use of letters and words, with some questions (approximately 20%), which involve the use of numbers. The other 11+ test is a non-verbal reasoning test, which uses questions involving shapes. This test also involves some spatial reasoning questions. Tests are set and standardised by GL Assessment.


Practice for tests is provided for all candidates, as explained below, to provide consistency.

Practice tests are held for all candidates prior to the actual 11+ tests. Practice tests are exactly the same, in length and general content, as the real tests. However, they are not marked. Practice tests for entry in September 2022 will be held in June or July 2021. All candidates come to this school on a Saturday to take these tests.

The actual tests for entry in September 2022 will be administered in September 2021 and all testing takes place at QEHS on Saturdays.


A few, unmarked warm-up questions precede each test. Special arrangements can be made for pupils who are ill at the time of the tests. Parents or guardians must inform the school on the day of the tests, or before, of any illness or special consideration for an individual student. This should preferably be done in writing.


Tests will be administered by the Lincolnshire grammar school closest to you. However, this does not prevent you from naming, on your application form, a grammar school in another area.


Some parents ask for their children to be tested after the scheduled dates. We can continue to offer dates for late testing until the start of the school year. However, applications from parents of pupils who sit the tests after the advertised dates are likely to be treated by the LA as late applications; this means that their applications for a place will

be dealt with after other applications. They may therefore find that available places have already been filled. In these cases, successful pupils are placed on a reserve list.


  

Oversubscription Criteria for Year 7 witheffect from 2020 Intake

Queen Elizabeth’s High School’s published admissions number is 186

For entry into Years 7 to 11, children who would like a place at Queen Elizabeth’s High School must firstly havequalified under the testing arrangements.


In accordance with the 1996 Education Act and the Children and Families Act 2014, the allocation of school places for children with a statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan will take place first.

In the event of the school being oversubscribed by qualified children, places will be allocated using the oversubscription criteria listed below, which are listed in order.

A. Looked after children and all previously looked after children (1).

B. Children with a brother or sister (2) on roll at Queen Elizabeth's High School at the time of application.

C. Children ofstaff employed at the school (3).

D. The school is 9 miles or less (4) from the child's home address (5) by driving distance (6).

Such children will be referred to in this policy as 'local children'.

 If there is oversubscription within this criterion priority will be given to the child living closest

to the school by driving distance, as defined in note 6.

 If two or more children in this criterion are tied for the last place the following tiebreakers will

be used in the order given until the tie is resolved;

o 11+ score, with the child achieving the highest aggregate standardised score being

awarded the place;

o The child living closest to the school by straight‐line distance (7) being awarded the

place;

o Random allocation. A lottery will be drawn by an independent person, not employed

by the school or working in Children's Service Directorate at the local authority.

E. The Child is registered as Ever6FSM (8) at the time of application.

F. The school is more than 9 miles (4) from the child's home address (5) by driving distance (6).

 If there is oversubscription within this criterion children will be ranked by their

aggregate standardised 11+ score in decreasing order, with the highest score being awarded a

place first.

 If two or more children in this criterion are tied for the last place the following tiebreakers will

be used in the order given until the tie is resolved;

o The child living closest to the school by driving distance(6) being awarded the place;

o The child living closest to the school by straight‐line distance (7)being awarded the

place;

o Random allocation. A lottery will be drawn by an independent person, not employed

by the school or working in Children's Service Directorate at the local authority.



Contact details.

Queen Elizabeth's High School Gainsborough

Morton Terrace,
Gainsborough,
Lincolnshire,
DN21 2ST

Phone: 01427 612354

email:- admissions@qehs.lincs.sch.uk

Type of Exam: Linconshire Grammar Schools Consortium 11+ Tests

School website.

School history.

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


History

Although the details are unclear, Gainsborough appears to have had a small grammar school from the 15th century provided by the local clergy. Lessons were first held in a room above the porch of the original All Saints church. Many of the school's early records were lost during the reign of Charles I, owing to the prominent Puritan sympathies of many associated with the school who sought to avoid detection, and so had the records destroyed.


In 1589 Queen Elizabeth 1st granted a charter to Sir Robert Somerscale to establish Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School for boys, with the express purpose of providing an education in the classics and divinity for the sons of the emerging middle class in the town. In 1828, the Chartist poet Thomas Cooper sought to set up a rival grammar school, but failed, and saw his school absorbed by Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School.


From 1795 until 1940 Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School was located on Cox's Hill, at what is now the Hickman Hill Hotel. An equivalent grammar school for girls, Gainsborough High School, was founded in 1920. In 1940 both schools moved to the present Morton Terrace site, on which the local technical college was also based.


Under the Tripartite System they became fully state grammar schools, having been fee-paying before then. The schools merged to form Queen Elizabeth's High School in 1982. Before amalgamation Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School had 4 houses: Cox (red), Elliott (white), Hickman (Blue) and Marshall (green).


In 2013, following a lack of funding which affected most Grammar Schools, a £2 million grant from the Local Authority and a £500,000 grant from central government was given in order to expand and renovate the school. This enabled the construction of a new sports hall, a two-storey teaching block and the refurbishment of College House.

** This information is provided for guidance only and while the content is, to the best of our knowledge, accurate we cannot be held in any way responsible for any errors or omissions that it may contain. Please contact your LA or chosen grammar school for all admission and elevenplus exam queries.**

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