There are 14 Grammar schools in Lincolnshire. They are 11-18 selective schools that are open to all children who qualify using the 11+ exam. Places are subject to sufficient places and suitable transport being available. They provide an academic curriculum that stretches able children, and they also offer a wide range of educational opportunities, both in and out of the classroom.
These grammar schools currently do not charge fees and play a key part in secondary school provision across the county. The schools fall into two categories, selective academies who are responsible for their own admissions and community schools who adopt the admissions arrangements agreed by the Local Authority.
The Local Authority is not responsible for selection arrangements and testing but does coordinate the admissions process through which parents make applications to the schools of their choice.
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. The questions are in multiple choice format.
For entry to secondary school or grammar school in September of the following school year children will usually sit their 11 plus exam in the autumn term of their last primary school year.
Coaching is strongly discouraged and pupils get two practice papers for familiarisation purposes prior to the actual eleven plus exam.
Some of these grammar schools may be over-subscribed (this means that there are more qualified children seeking places than there are places available), although the pattern can change from year to year.
The Local Authority is not responsible for selection arrangements and testing but does coordinate the admissions process through which parents make applications to the schools of their choice. You can find more information here.
NB. 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 eleven plus exam queries.