Lincolnshire Grammar Schools

Boston High School Alford

Entrance Exam Dates: Dates Not Yet Published
https://www.bostonhighschool.co.uk/index.php/11-16/admissions

Ofsted Report: Good
https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/23/139140

Test Type: GL
Pupils in current Year 7 will sit two GL Assessment 11+ tests, one verbal reasoning and one non-verbal reasoning and they will need to score in line with the top 25% of their cohort admitted to the school (in their admission year) to be considered a place.
https://www.bostonhighschool.co.uk/index.php/11-16/admissions

Specialisation

The High School was built in 1938.
https://www.bostonhighschool.co.uk/index.php/school/history

Girls only secondary school. Co-Ed Sixth Form.
https://www.bostonhighschool.co.uk/index.php/school/head-s-welcome

Young Journalists

Boston High School is happy to announce their continued partnership with The Young Journalist Academy, run by C1 Media and Paradigm Arts. The success story of our newsroom, with its widely published range of articles and columns, is perhaps best told by the choice of university courses in English and Journalism, apprenticeships in Journalism, and subsequent careers in the media industries, as pursued by our former students. Writing for our blog pages helped one ex-student to gain a column on a national car magazine within a couple of months of leaving school. Every year more Young Journalists are professionally trained here at Boston High School. The Young Journalist Academy is also offered as an optional weekly Enrichment activity for Sixth Form students.

https://www.bostonhighschool.co.uk/index.php/pupils/yja

Curriculum

Alongside core curriculum students also study SMSC (social, moral, spiritual, culture) and PSHE (physical, social, health and economic development).

https://www.bostonhighschool.co.uk/index.php/school/head-s-welcome

Languages

French and Spanish are taught at the school.
https://www.bostonhighschool.co.uk/index.php/11-16/curriculum/structure

Technology

We offer all of our students a Microsoft Office 365 subscription – completely free of charge! The subscription includes the ability to download Microsoft Office and install this on up to 5 computers at home (Windows & Mac). In addition to this, students can also install and activate Microsoft Office apps on up to 5 tablets and smartphones (including Windows Phone, Apple iOS and Android). The software is fully compatible with the Office applications we use in school.

https://www.bostonhighschool.co.uk/index.php/pupils/free-microsoft-office

Counselling Service

Boston High School is dedicated to ensuring our students have a confidential counselling service which can be accessed throughout the school year. The school offers support to students, through referral to our in-house counsellor who is trained and works in the school for two days a week to offer extra support to students. There are two drop-in sessions at lunchtime which pupils can access.

https://www.bostonhighschool.co.uk/index.php/school/counselling-service

Rewards Code

Positive points (list below) are awarded all day, every day by members of staff. We then speak to the student council to see which prizes you’d like to aim for.

Example of Points

  • Contribution to School - lead 15 Points
  • School band (per term) 10 Points
  • Sports event (per term) 10 Points
  • Uniform spot checks 3 Points

https://www.bostonhighschool.co.uk/index.php/pupils/rewards-code

Inspire Initiative

The Inspire Initiative, founded by the 2017-18 Student Leadership Team, is a programme designed to raise the aspirations of the students of Boston High School through the promotion of inspirational role models.

https://www.bostonhighschool.co.uk/index.php/pupils/inspire-initiative

GCSE Results

https://www.bostonhighschool.co.uk/index.php/parents/performance-results


Bourne Grammar School Horncastle

Entrance Exam Dates: September
https://www.bourne-grammar.lincs.sch.uk/page/?title=Admissions&pid=59

Ofsted Report: Converted to an Academy, rated outstanding prior.
https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/23/137793
https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/23/120661

Test Type: GL

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.

http://grammarschools.lincs.sch.uk/the-11-plus/testing-arrangements

Can I purchase practice tests?

Yes. Commercial versions of reasoning tests are available, but GLA advise that such additional preparation is unnecessary and may be unhelpful.

http://grammarschools.lincs.sch.uk/the-11-plus/selection-process

Practice Tests

https://www.bourne-grammar.lincs.sch.uk/page/?title=11%2B+Practice+Papers&pid=186

Specialisation

STEM

The sole technology subject is the academically-demanding Design Engineering; Computing – as opposed to IT - is taught as a compulsory subject in Years 7, 8 and 9 with a focus on coding.In Science, the majority of students are entered for the more challenging Triple Science Award and in Mathematics some are entered for the AQA Level 2 Certificate in Further Mathematics.

https://www.bourne-grammar.lincs.sch.uk/page/?title=Curriculum&pid=32

Statistics

Statistics (Edexcel 1ST0) is available as an option at GCSE level (Years 10 and 11) and it covers the four stages of the statistical enquiry cycle. Students learn how to plan, collect, represent and evaluate data and do so alongside several projects in the two year course.

https://www.bourne-grammar.lincs.sch.uk/page/?title=Statistics&pid=224

Languages

Strong focus on Spanish.

Spanish is compulsory from Year 7 to GCSE. The top 50% of linguists are provided with the opportunity to study either French or German. This opportunity is offered on the basis of the Spanish end-of-year examinations in Year 8.

https://www.bourne-grammar.lincs.sch.uk/page/?title=Spanish&pid=221

GCSE Results

https://www.bourne-grammar.lincs.sch.uk/page/?title=Results+2019&pid=230


Caistor Grammar School Gainsborough

Entrance Exam Dates:
Our test dates for September entry are as follows:
 Verbal Reasoning Standard written paper
 Verbal Reasoning Multiple Choice Paper
https://www.caistorgrammar.com/join-us/applications/

Ofsted Report: Converted to an Academy, rated outstanding prior.
https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/23/120702
https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/23/136350

Test Type: GL

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.

http://grammarschools.lincs.sch.uk/the-11-plus/testing-arrangements

Can I purchase practice tests?

Yes. Commercial versions of reasoning tests are available, but GLA advise that such additional preparation is unnecessary and may be unhelpful.

http://grammarschools.lincs.sch.uk/the-11-plus/selection-process

Specialisation

Sports

School became a Sports College in 2005.

https://www.caistorgrammar.com/uploads/2020/04/caistor-grammar-prospectus-2020-web-spread.pdf

Physical Education at CGS is a compulsory activity and involves students in a variety of activities - games, gymnastics, dance, fitness and athletics - twice a week.

Our sports teams compete against local schools and participate in regional/national competitions in athletics, badminton, cricket, cross country, football, netball and rounders.

Additionally, individuals have competed at regional and national level in cycling, equestrianism, judo and even motocross.

We have an indoor gym, a fitness suite and an extensive playing field, off site, with a changing pavilion and a floodlit all weather pitch.

https://www.caistorgrammar.com/uploads/2020/04/caistor-grammar-prospectus-2020-web-spread.pdf

Music

Music plays an important part in our school and our students’ cultural development. As well as timetabled music lessons students can learn a musical instrument, take a role in a music ensemble or perform in our annual school production.

https://www.caistorgrammar.com/uploads/2020/04/caistor-grammar-prospectus-2020-web-spread.pdf

We offer individual lessons during term time on the following instruments:

  • Strings- Violin, Viola, Cello
  • Woodwind- Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Saxophone
  • Brass- Trumpet, Cornet, French Horn, Trombone
  • Piano
  • Keyboard
  • Singing
  • Drum Kit
  • Guitar- Bass, Electric, Acoustic, Rock School and Classical
  • Percussion

Lessons are provided by teachers employed by the Lincolnshire Music Service (LMS) or by our own music staff within the department.

https://www.caistorgrammar.com/parents/music-lessons/

Curriculum

PSHE incorporates Careers, Citizenship and RSE.

https://www.caistorgrammar.com/uploads/2020/04/caistor-grammar-prospectus-2020-web-spread.pdf

Student Parent Questionnaires

We send surveys out to parents/carers and pupils to gauge how well we are doing along with areas we need to improve on.

https://www.caistorgrammar.com/parents/questionnaire-results/

What students said:

https://www.caistorgrammar.com/uploads/2019/09/Summary-Report-of-Student-Analysis-2019.pdf

What parents said:

https://www.caistorgrammar.com/uploads/2019/11/Parental-survey-responses-Dec-2018.pdf

GCSE Results

https://www.caistorgrammar.com/article/gcse-results-2019/

https://www.caistorgrammar.com/students/gcse-results/


Carre’s Grammar School

Entrance Exam Dates:
Verbal Reasoning 11+ test will take place at primary schools.
Non-Verbal Reasoning 11+ test will take place at primary schools.
http://www.carres.lincs.sch.uk/site/page.asp?ID=248

Ofsted Report: Good
https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/23/137213

Test Type: GL

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.

http://grammarschools.lincs.sch.uk/the-11-plus/testing-arrangements

Can I purchase practice tests?

Yes. Commercial versions of reasoning tests are available, but GLA advise that such additional preparation is unnecessary and may be unhelpful.

http://grammarschools.lincs.sch.uk/the-11-plus/selection-process

Specialisation

Boys only 11-16, and co-educational in the Sixth Form.
http://www.carres.lincs.sch.uk/site/page.asp?ID=161

Young Journalist Academy

The Young Journalist Academy is a programme established in 2008 designed to encourage young people to engage with news and current affairs by creating their own School Newsroom, media literacy projects and working across school departments.

Carre’s Grammar School is one of 10 Secondary Schools involved in the Young Journalist Academy. The School’s Newsroom has had many of its articles and interviews published on the organizations website, a selection of these are available to read to the right.

The opportunity has enabled the School to work with BBC broadcast journalists and other professionals, training both students and staff in all aspects of broadcast journalism (such as; writing, producing, filming and recording).

http://www.carres.lincs.sch.uk/site/page.asp?ID=169

Duke of Edinburgh

We offer Bronze, Silver and Gold levels of the award. Enrolment for Bronze in Year 9; enrolment for Silver in Year 10; and enrolment for Gold in Year 12/13. The aim is to promote teamwork, self-reliance, resilience, confidence and responsibility through all four sections: Volunteering, Physical, Skill and the Expedition.

http://www.carres.lincs.sch.uk/site/page.asp?ID=226

Sports

In September 2003, Carre’s Grammar School was designated as a Specialist Sports College and affiliated to the Youth Sports Trust. A state-of-the-art 3G pitch, unique in its quality within Lincolnshire, was opened in 2007 and refurbished in 2016. Our new Fitness Suite, Specialist rooms and Nutrition Suite opened in February 2011.

For sport, Carre’s is a regional focal point for excellence for students of all ages, staff and members of our community. We work with partner schools to develop Physical Education and Science through outreach work, improved access to facilities and provide training for teachers in other schools. We have also developed an extensive outreach programme with partner primary schools in PE and Science. Recent developments have seen the school increase its commitment to community sport by taking on the management of the Northgate Sports Hall, enabling Carre’s Grammar School and District NK to work in partnership to develop and deliver high quality leisure services in the North Kesteven district.

http://www.carres.lincs.sch.uk/site/section/prospectus/default.asp

Trips

The school has a considerable variety of educational and sporting visits that are organised both at home and abroad. In recent years this has included India, Nepal, France, Germany, Morocco, Australia, Ireland, Holland, Sri Lanka, Ecuador and St Lucia.

http://www.carres.lincs.sch.uk/site/section/prospectus/default.asp

Curriculum

For the first three years at the school all students study Mathematics, English, Science, Geography, History, Art, Design and Technology, ICT, Music, Ethics and Philosophy and PE. In Year 7 and Year 8 all students study two languages and have the option to continue with this in Year 9. Science is taught as three separate subjects; Biology, Chemistry and Physics in Year 9. Citizenship, Relationships and Sex Education, Careers and Work Related Learning are covered in other relevant curriculum areas and through special events and activities. Cookery is taught in Year 7.

http://www.carres.lincs.sch.uk/site/section/prospectus/default.asp

GCSE Results

http://www.carres.lincs.sch.uk/site/section/news/default.asp?s=484&Category=39

http://www.carres.lincs.sch.uk/site/page.asp?ID=170


Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School 

Entrance Exam Dates:
 First 11+ Test - Verbal Reasoning.
 Second 11+ Test - Non-Verbal Reasoning.
http://www.kestevengrantham.lincs.sch.uk/intoyear7/

Ofsted Report: Converted to an Academy, rated outstanding prior.
https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/23/120632
https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/23/138638

Test Type: GL

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.

http://grammarschools.lincs.sch.uk/the-11-plus/testing-arrangements

Can I purchase practice tests?

Yes. Commercial versions of reasoning tests are available, but GLA advise that such additional preparation is unnecessary and may be unhelpful.

http://grammarschools.lincs.sch.uk/the-11-plus/selection-process

Specialisation

We have provided a first class education to local girls for over a century, opening in 1910.

http://www.kestevengrantham.lincs.sch.uk/welcome/

Curriculum

A well rounded focus on enterprise is embedded in the school starting from Key Stage 3 when students learn Design & Technology (food technology, graphics, resistant material, systems and control) alongside ICT.

At Key Stage 4 students compliment there design & technology as well as computer science curriculum with business and economics classes which they are able to carry on at Key Stage 5.

http://www.kestevengrantham.lincs.sch.uk/enterprise/

Langauges

French, German and Spanish are offered at the school.

http://www.kestevengrantham.lincs.sch.uk/mfl/

Alumni

We take great pride in our history, particularly former students Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s first female Prime Minister, who was Head Girl in 1942-43, and, more recently, Shona McCallin, hockey gold medallist at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

http://www.kestevengrantham.lincs.sch.uk/welcome/

International Links

We have exchange programmes in place with French, German, and Japanese school.

http://www.kestevengrantham.lincs.sch.uk/welcome/

Expansion

A purpose-built Sports Hall was added in 2003, and most recently we have opened our new Creative and Expressive Arts Block in 2014.

http://www.kestevengrantham.lincs.sch.uk/history/

STEM At University

The Smallpeice Trust is an organisation that works with Universities to offer students a University experience for a variety of STEM subjects. It is aimed at students from Year 8 to 12 and covers courses including; Aerospace, Biomedical science, Engineering, Robotics, Game design, Cyber security and Physics.

There are some family events that are free and others include a multi-day residential stay at a University that incur a cost.

Courses are available from April to August and you must apply to gain a place.

http://www.kestevengrantham.lincs.sch.uk/externalopportunities/

GCSE Results

http://www.kestevengrantham.lincs.sch.uk/press-notice--y11-gcse-results-august-2019/

http://www.kestevengrantham.lincs.sch.uk/examresults/


Kesteven and Sleaford High School 

Entrance Exam Dates:

September (Local Students)
Verbal Reasoning 11+ test will take place at primary schools for local students

September  (Out of Area Students)
Verbal Reasoning 11+ test will take place at Kesteven and Sleaford High School for out of area students

September  (Local Students)
Non-Verbal & Spatial Reasoning 11+ test will take place at primary schools

September  (Out of Area Students)
Non-Verbal & Spatial Reasoning 11+ test will take place at Kesteven and Sleaford High School for out of area students

http://www.kshs.uk/site/page.asp?ID=25

Ofsted Report: Good
https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/23/137667

Test Type: GL

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.

http://grammarschools.lincs.sch.uk/the-11-plus/testing-arrangements

Can I purchase practice tests?

Yes. Commercial versions of reasoning tests are available, but GLA advise that such additional preparation is unnecessary and may be unhelpful.

http://grammarschools.lincs.sch.uk/the-11-plus/selection-process

Specialisation

Curriculum

PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) which will include aspects of careers guidance, will be taught to all Key Stage 4 students alongside core subjects.

http://www.kshs.uk/site/page.asp?id=6

Langauges

Students study French or German.

http://www.kshs.uk/site/page.asp?id=6

STEM

We are keen on giving all our students great access to Science, Maths, Engineering and Technology (STEM) events too and have a teacher who coordinates these opportunities throughout the year.

http://www.kshs.uk/site/page.asp?id=38

Sports

Our students regularly achieve county status in a wide range of sports, while others have competed nationally and internationally. For those who wish to develop their leadership and coaching skills, the school also offers a range of Sport Leaders Awards which complement the curriculum in both the upper school and the sixth form.

http://www.kshs.uk/site/page.asp?id=37

Performing Arts

We participate in Shakespeare Schools Festival where students across all year groups get to perform an adapted 30-minute version of a classic Shakespeare play. The students work with professional actors on the day and perform their final production at Lincoln Drill hall.

Over the past few years we have been involved in Rock Challenge, this is a national dance competition where schools are encouraged to create an 8-minute dance/ theatre performance based on a theme of their choice. Over 100 students from all year groups were involved most recently and we won several awards. Students can take part in this event not just as a performer but as part of the set design team, stage crew, costume and makeup team or as part of the fundraising and promotions team.

The school also do annual school productions. Most recently we did a key stage 3 production of Daisy Pulls it Off ‘by Samuel French. And next year is our whole school Musical.

In addition to extracurricular activities, students that study Drama at both GCSE and A level have the opportunity to watch professional theatre in the west end and participate in workshops at the famous pineapple studios.

http://www.kshs.uk/site/page.asp?id=43

Trips

Ski Trips to the USA and Europe

  • Expeditions (2018 Zanzibar, 2019 Nepal, 2020 Mongolia, 2021 India)
  • New York
  • Iceland Field Trip for Geographers
  • Artist Workshops as part of the Arts Award programme
  • University visits including Sutton Trust residentials
  • Residential
  • Year 7: Residential trip and Geography fieldwork study in Norfolk
  • Year 8: MFL/Geography trip to Germany
  • Year 9: History/French trip to France to visit the Historic Sites of WW1 and WW2

http://www.kshs.uk/site/page.asp?id=42

GCSE Results

http://www.kshs.uk/site/page.asp?id=10


King Edward VI Academy 

Entrance Exam Dates: Exam Date Not Yet Published
https://www.kingedwardacademy.co.uk/Admissions/

Ofsted Report: Good
https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/23/138783

Test Type: GL

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.

http://grammarschools.lincs.sch.uk/the-11-plus/testing-arrangements

Can I purchase practice tests?

Yes. Commercial versions of reasoning tests are available, but GLA advise that such additional preparation is unnecessary and may be unhelpful.

http://grammarschools.lincs.sch.uk/the-11-plus/selection-process

Specialisation

Curriculum

Key Stage 3

Students learn the science as three separate disciplines (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) from Key Stage 3. The school only offers one language (French) for students to study at Key Stage 3 and 4.

Key Stage 4

Alongside GCSE options students have the option to study for BTEC qualifications in sports, performing arts and business at Key Stage 4.

Key Stage 5

The English Baccalaureate is used as a standard of measure for A-Level/Key Stage 5 pupils.

https://www.kingedwardacademy.co.uk/Curriculum/

The Ross Diploma

The Ross Diploma is here to help our Year 7 students make the very most of their first two years in our school. It is there to help Year 7 and Year 8 students record all that they do and to help them focus and inspire them to do even more as they get ready for GCSEs. There are a number of elements in which students will score points, and their grand total of points will qualify them for a gold, silver or bronze award at the end of Year 8. Approximately two thirds of the points are awarded for academic skills. These points are awarded at the end of Year 8 after their exams and indicate the level they have achieved in each area. The core subjects (Maths, English and Science) are all compulsory. Students also get to pick their best four subjects from a list of others

and get points for these too. The Ross Diploma is also there to help students discover their talents outside of the classroom with a host of incredible sports, music, arts, culture and outward bound experiences to embrace and enjoy.

https://www.kingedwardacademy.co.uk/Prospectus/

Music

Music is an integral part of life at King Edward VI Academy. All students at King Edward VI Academy have access to peripatetic music lessons throughout their time with us.

From working alongside acclaimed musicians, to performing at prestigious David Ross Education Trust music events, every student is provided with outstanding platforms to build their confidence and grow their musical talents.

https://www.kingedwardacademy.co.uk/Prospectus/

Sports

The importance of sport at our school encompasses more than just the benefits of physical activity. It increases self-esteem, highlights the importance of teamwork and engages and motivates young people. Whether it is competing locally against other schools, or at high-profile

David Ross Education Trust sports tournaments in front of sporting royalty like Sir Steve Redgrave and Rebecca Adlington, our students consistently show what sport means to them.

Competing in high-quality fixtures, sports tours in Europe, funded trips to major tournaments, bursaries and scholarships, all form part of the outstanding sporting provision at King Edward VI Academy.

https://www.kingedwardacademy.co.uk/Prospectus/

Enrichment

Here are just some of the incredible enrichment opportunities we have to offer:

  •    An ecological conservation project in the Caribbean
  •    Outward Bound expeditions in the UK and Canada
  •    Masterclasses with Olympians and other top sports stars including Colin Jackson, Crista Cullen and Rob Vickerman
  •    Workshops with the Nevill Holt Opera
  •    Gallery exhibitions at the Nottingham Contemporary Art Gallery
  •    Debating competitions
  •    Trust-wide music, photography and art competitions
  •    Sporting talent programmes and tournaments

https://www.kingedwardacademy.co.uk/Enrichment/

Sports Facilities

   1 x netball court

   1 x volleyball court

   1 x tennis court

   4 x badminton courts

   2 x cricket nets4 x outdoor tennis courts

   2 x 11 a side football pitches

   3 x rounders pitches

   1 x 300m athletics track

   2 x long jump beds

   1 x rugby pitch

   1 x basketball court

   1 x football 5 a side pitch

https://www.kingedwardacademy.co.uk/Sport/

GCSE Results

http://kevi.the3rivers.net/gcse-results-2019/

http://kevi.the3rivers.net/exam-results/

https://www.kingedwardacademy.co.uk/Parent-Information/


King Edward VI Grammar School 

Entrance Exam Dates:

September 
Verbal Reasoning 11+ test will take place in this school (this is the first paper in a two paper test) 

 September 
Non-Verbal Reasoning 11+ test will take place in this school (this is the second paper in a two paper test).

Important Info re Admission - download on right hand side of this webpage
http://www.kevigs.org/how-to-apply/4570836107

Ofsted Report: Converted to an Academy, rated outstanding prior.
https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/23/120701
https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/23/142262

Test Type: GL

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.

http://grammarschools.lincs.sch.uk/the-11-plus/testing-arrangements

Can I purchase practice tests?

Yes. Commercial versions of reasoning tests are available, but GLA advise that such additional preparation is unnecessary and may be unhelpful.

http://grammarschools.lincs.sch.uk/the-11-plus/selection-process

Lincolnshire has fifteen Grammar Schools and because of this competition for entry is low compared to the Grammar Schools in the south. At King Edward's we have around about 250 pupils sitting the test for 120 places with approximately 150 pupils passing each year. The chances of getting a place at King Edward's are therefore very high and the ability range is also wider than in Grammar Schools in the south of the country.

https://www.kevigs.org/why-grammar-school/4571070175

Specialisation

King Edward's is one of the oldest schools in the country, older than Harrow or Eton and many of the other famous Independent Schools.

https://www.kevigs.org/home/4577686173

Science & Languages

In 1991 it became Grant Maintained and then adopted Foundation status in 1998. In September 2003 it became a Specialist Science College and following recognition as a High Performing Specialist School in 2007 has taken on Languages as a further specialism.

https://www.kevigs.org/history/4574474455

Languages

The School teaches French and Spanish from beginner level to A Level. All pupils will take French and/or Spanish for GCSE.

https://www.kevigs.org/prospectus/4577686192

Trips

King Edward’s is exceptionally lucky to have dedicated members of staff prepared to lead a wide range of overseas trips. This includes the following regular features:

  • Ski Trip to USA or Europe
  • America trip to visit Washington, New York & Philadelphia
  • Cultural Trips to France, Germany and Spain
  • Trips to Africa as part of our Fair Trade commitment
  • International visits to our partner schools in France, Germany, Spain and Poland.
  • History Trips to the Battlefields of France and Belgium.

https://www.kevigs.org/prospectus/4577686192

Performing Arts

Our standards in both Music and Drama are professional and many of our past students have gone on to forge careers in opera, theatre and as professional musicians. Our annual school production is open to the general public and performed on a professional stage at the Riverhead Theatre: our children literally run the show.

https://www.kevigs.org/headmasters-welcome/4570835760

Combined Cadet Forces

Our dedicated Combined Cadet Force are committed to offering opportunities in Leadership and outstanding life experiences through the Army and RAF.

https://www.kevigs.org/headmasters-welcome/4570835760

Athletics

Athletics - the school is particularly strong in this area and trains students to County level in: Sprinting, Cross Country, Distance Running.

https://www.kevigs.org/prospectus/4577686192

High Expectations - a focus on University success

As a Grammar School King Edward’s is focused on preparing students for the country’s top Universities and competitive careers. This high expectation drives our curriculum as well as our academic mentoring and monitoring systems.

https://www.kevigs.org/prospectus/4577686192

Future Facility Investment

By 2021 over £3million pounds will have been invested in the site. This includes:

  • Full size Sports Hall and Astro Turf
  • Conversion of the existing Sports Hall into a new

Science Block

  • Sixth Form Boarding House
  • Redevelopment of the Quad and Edward Street Hall

https://www.kevigs.org/prospectus/4577686192

GCSE Results

https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/142262/king-edward-vi-grammar-school/secondary


Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School (Horncastle)

Entrance Exam Dates: Exam Date Not Yet Published
https://www.qegs.lincs.sch.uk/parents/admissions

Ofsted Report: Converted to an Academy, rated outstanding prior.
https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/23/120707
https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/23/138665

Test Type: GL
https://www.qegs.lincs.sch.uk/parents/admissions/40-parents/admissions/714-practice-materials

Specialisation

Sport

Physical Education is at the heart of the school. Both students and staff are fully involved in the participation and running of extracurricular clubs. Our curriculum is broad and diverse, ensuring that all students experience success and engage in lifelong sport.

Our school is fortunate enough to have a large sports hall, use of the main hall and extensive playing fields on site. We also make full use of the local Swimming Pool, Fitness suite, Tennis club, Squash club and Astroturf facilities.

As a department we encourage participation and competition in a variety of sports with teams in Football, Rugby, Netball, Hockey, Athletics, Cross Country, Badminton, Rounders, Table Tennis and Cricket. For the vast majority of sports we progress through to county and regional level.\

Individuals from QEGS are frequently selected for County teams; we also boast several Academy and National performers within the school in an array of activities.

During the year we arrange many visits and expeditions of broad educational value, related to particular subjects or outdoor pursuits. Our sailing club, for example, operates at Hykeham Sailing Club, where students learn to sail and develop the skills required for competitive and recreational sailing.

https://www.qegs.lincs.sch.uk/our-school/academic-life/wider-opportunities

Trips

We are twinned with a private school in the south of France (near Saint Etienne) and with a gymnasium near Hannover in Germany. The geography department organises trips to Iceland and Italy annually.

Other visits abroad in recent years have included trips to view Art Galleries in Paris, London, Barcelona and Madrid. Larger residential visits with community projects, that students can get involved in include Project Nepal (Global Action), Operation Wallacea and World Challenge to various locations.

https://www.qegs.lincs.sch.uk/our-school/academic-life/wider-opportunities

Performing Arts

Our school has a long tradition of successful music and drama. Peripatetic music staff provide instrumental tuition and many of our pupils are involved in our weekly extra curricular music programme including a wide range of choirs, large and small ensembles catering for all abilities and all music genres and styles. In addition, the school is a Music Centre Partner with the Lincolnshire Music Service, which has extended opportunities to experience music in a wider context both as a performer and as an audience member. Most recently this has included the Lincolnshire Schools Prom (Embassy Theatre, Skegness), visit of the Jazz Ambassadors and performing at the Music for Youth Festival Fringe in Birmingham. The Music Department encourages pupils to join the county orchestras and a large proportion of our pupils do this. We have an annual concert programme including 3 formal concerts, a jazz evening and several recital evenings. Our Drama and Music departments also work collaboratively to produce a musical production bi-annually.

https://www.qegs.lincs.sch.uk/our-school/academic-life/wider-opportunities

Curriculum

Alongside the core curriculum students also study PSHE, Citizenship and Religious Studies ensure that students experience high quality spiritual, moral, social and cultural education (SMSC) in full.

https://www.qegs.lincs.sch.uk/our-school/academic-life/curriculum-statement

Langauges

Students learn French, German and Spanish.

https://www.qegs.lincs.sch.uk/our-school/academic-life/curriculum-statement

GCSE Results

https://www.qegs.lincs.sch.uk/content/parents/Results/Performance%20&%20Results%202019.pdf


Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School (Alford)

Entrance Exam Dates:
VR Test - September
NVR Test -  September 

Source - email from school
Dates not yet published on the schools website.
http://www.qegs.co.uk/html/admissions/index.php

Ofsted Report: Converted to an Academy, rated outstanding prior.
https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/23/120697
https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/23/136315

Test Type: GL

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.

http://grammarschools.lincs.sch.uk/the-11-plus/testing-arrangements

Can I purchase practice tests?

Yes. Commercial versions of reasoning tests are available, but GLA advise that such additional preparation is unnecessary and may be unhelpful.

http://grammarschools.lincs.sch.uk/the-11-plus/selection-process

Specialisation

Queen Elizabeth’s was founded in 1566 and we celebrated our 450th anniversary in 2016.

http://www.qegs.co.uk

Business

Formerly a Business & Enterprise College, students are encouraged to be enterprising and departments all have good links with the business world. Students can set up their own businesses, trading in school, and there is a venture fund to support them.

http://www.qegs.co.uk

Business and Enterprise is the school specialism. The key concepts behind enterprise are embedded in everything we do in school. In addition to Business Studies forming part of the curriculum from Year 7, students have many opportunities to explore and develop their enterprise skills.

Business Links

Each subject area has at least one link with a local business where the learning which takes place within the classroom can be contextualised through project based work or problem solving activities which relate to the work of the business with whom the link is made. Students may visit the business to see its work in action or may meet members of staff who come into school to present to classes or work with students on case studies or skill based activities.

Embedding Enterprise

The school participates in a number of embedding enterprise schemes run by our local Education and Business Partnership. These are subject based problem solving exercises which allow students the opportunity to create imaginative solutions to problems which businesses may find in their field of work. Students work as a team and present their schemes to a panel who judge their work against competitors from other schools in the County. Recent challenges have included an RAF aviation challenge, a radio based challenge with Siren FM and a music challenge with University College, Lincoln, which the school won last year.

QEGS Enterprise

Students have the opportunity to set up and run their own business in school. They must present a business plan to a panel of students and staff, outlining their product details, costs, market and unique selling point and then may bid for financial support from the school to help them with set-up costs. The panel then judges each application and selects the businesses which will be offered the opportunity to trade in school. Each business is provided with a regular position from which to trade and receives support with the safe banking of money. Businesses run in school commit to donating 20% of any profit made to the chosen school charity for the respective year.

http://www.qegs.co.uk/html/specialise/index.php?p=business

Facilities

Recent government funding (PSBP2) is providing us with a sports hall, activities studio, science lab and 2 classrooms, due to be open in Autumn 2019.

http://www.qegs.co.uk

Sports

Regional Girls’ Tennis Champions

District Champions for Y8 Boys’ Rugby, Y7 and Y10 Rounders, KS4 Tennis

http://www.qegs.co.uk

Year 7 Induction

When students join us in Y7 there is an extensive programme of support offered, as children moving from relatively small primary schools are bound to feel some apprehension when moving to secondary school. This support includes:

Maintaining close links with local primary schools.

Our Head of Lower School visiting children in the familiar surroundings of their primary school to offer reassurance and address any concerns as early as possible.

Running "master classes" in the summer term of Y6 when they will meet their new form tutor and participate in extension activities.

An Induction Day in July where new students spend the day at Queen Elizabeth's, meet their new form tutor and experience a range of lessons and new routines, looked after by members of our sixth form. There is a meeting for parents in the afternoon, after which they meet their child's new form tutor and have an opportunity to purchase uniform items from the school uniform shop.

A Y7 Activities Session on the first Friday evening of the school year, when students have the opportunity to get to know their form. The session ends with a barbecue to which parents are invited.

A "Meet the Tutors" Evening in October, where parents can check on their child's progress and share any concerns.

Mentoring by Sixth Form students.

http://www.qegs.co.uk/html/Induction/index.php

GCSE Results

http://www.qegs.co.uk/files/Results/2019Results.pdf

http://www.qegs.co.uk/files/Results/2018Results.pdf

2016’s A Level results of 79% A*-B being the best ever in Lincolnshire, and this year’s GCSE and A Level results placing us top in the County and East Midlands.

Our GCSE Progress 8 and 100% 4+ in Maths and English (93% 5+) placing us 33rd in UK (and top in County).

http://www.qegs.co.uk


Queen Elizabeth’s High School (Gainsborough)

Entrance Exam Dates:
 September:  First 11+ Test – Verbal Reasoning
 September: Second 11+ Test – Non-Verbal Reasoning

Key Dates hyperlink
https://www.qehs.lincs.sch.uk/11-

Ofsted Report: Outstanding
https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/23/120655

Test Type: GL

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.

http://grammarschools.lincs.sch.uk/the-11-plus/testing-arrangements

Can I purchase practice tests?

Yes. Commercial versions of reasoning tests are available, but GLA advise that such additional preparation is unnecessary and may be unhelpful.

http://grammarschools.lincs.sch.uk/the-11-plus/selection-process

Specialisation

School founded in 1589.

https://www.qehs.lincs.sch.uk/prospectus-2019

League Tables

Qualifications are a key element of that success and our past results at both GCSE and A Level speak for themselves; we are regularly listed in The Times Top 200 Schools list.

https://www.qehs.lincs.sch.uk/about-us

International School Award

Queen Elizabeth’s High School was awarded the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in September 2014 in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom. This award has recently been re-accredited to recognise our widening engagement in the International Schools programme.

We have done a huge amount of international work, including school trips to Spain, France and Germany, alongside a regular programme of student exchanges. The school has also forged links with schools in Tanzania, Kenya and China.

https://www.qehs.lincs.sch.uk/international-schools-

Curriculum

All students learn a core body of knowledge through our ‘Knowledge Book” program in Year 7. This knowledge and skill set is further developed in Year 8 through a series of projects including our Year 8 Extended Project.

Music

QEHS works in harmony with the Lincolnshire Music Service and many students achieve high grades in their chose instruments.

Arts Award

Students can study fo an Arts Award in Year 7.

Sports

QEHS PE Faculty are WINNERS of the Active Lincolnshire Sport and Physical Activity Awards 2019: Sport Department of the Year.

Achieved the National School Games Gold Mark for 2018/2019

(Due to our excellent extra curricular provision, commitment to school sport and PE and sport leadership opportunities).

2018/2019 Results

  • Year 7 National School Games Leaders
  • Year 7 District Football (Boys) Champions
  • Year 8 National School Games County Dodgeball Champions
  • Year 8 County Cricket Champions
  • Year 9 Regional Netball (3rdPlace Overall)
  • Year 9 District Rounders Champions
  • Year 9 District Netball Champions
  • Year 9 County Football (Boys) Champions
  • Year 9 Football (Boys) Reached last 16 National Cup
  • Year 10 Handball Boys and Girls (County Finalists)
  • Year 11 District Football (Boys) Champions
  • Under 16 County Football (Girls) Champions

https://www.qehs.lincs.sch.uk/sport

GCSE Results

https://www.qehs.lincs.sch.uk/exam-results-


Skegness Grammar School

Entrance Exam Dates:

Ofsted Report: Requires Improvement
https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/23/138757

Test Type: GL

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.

http://grammarschools.lincs.sch.uk/the-11-plus/testing-arrangements

Can I purchase practice tests?

Yes. Commercial versions of reasoning tests are available, but GLA advise that such additional preparation is unnecessary and may be unhelpful.

http://grammarschools.lincs.sch.uk/the-11-plus/selection-process

Specialisation

Day & boarding school.
https://www.skegnessgrammar.co.uk/Academy-Information/

Founded in 1459.
https://www.skegnessgrammar.co.uk/Welcome/

In 1989 it became the first Grant Maintained School in Great Britain and it later moved to Foundation Status.
https://www.skegnessgrammar.co.uk/Our-Academy/

Healthy Schools Award

Nutrition and fitness are an essential part of everyday life at Skegness Grammar.

Our school holds the ‘Healthy Schools Award’, which recognises that we serve nutritious food choices, as well as enabling young people to make informed decisions about healthy food.

https://www.skegnessgrammar.co.uk/Food/

Sports

Our Sports facilities are second to none, boasting an astroturf pitch, Sports Hall, tennis courts, cricket nets, Sports Pavilion and Climbing Wall.

https://www.skegnessgrammar.co.uk/Academy-Information/

Skegness Grammar forged links with Accra Girls’ Senior High School (AGISS), Ghana, as part of the International Inspiration programme run by the Youth Sport Trust and the British Council. Our school worked with AGISS to build a sporting legacy, aiming to increase participation in sports lessons at AGISS whilst developing the leadership skills of our students.

https://www.skegnessgrammar.co.uk/Enrichment/

Sport is an essential part of school life at Skegness Grammar School.

We see the value and actively encourage students to take up various roles within sport as well as performing such as coaching and officiating. Many of our students complete professional coaching qualifications; these individuals further support and enhance our provision by coaching younger students and officiating at local fixtures in addition to Level 3 competitions.

With our sponsor DRET come great opportunities for our students including but not limited to DRET opportunities to apply for bursaries and ODEY Scholarships, and to participate in All Stars teams in Netball, Football, Rugby, Rowing and Running.

We run regular trips to high quality fixtures having previously been to watch Manchester United in Europe and the Premiership, Leicester Tigers in Europe and the Premiership, hockey at the Olympic site and residential trips which have included: skiing in Europe, a water sports trip to Spain and netball and football tours to Shrewsbury.

https://www.skegnessgrammar.co.uk/Sport/

Trips

  •    Y12 outward bound experience in Canada
  •    German trip to Berlin
  •    Watersport trip to Spain
  •    Ski Trip to France
  •    Year 10 trip to St. Vincent and Grenadines

https://www.skegnessgrammar.co.uk/Enrichment/

Education Business Partnership

Skegness Grammar School has worked closely with the Lincolnshire and Rutland Education Business Partnership over the past few years.

Through the partnership, students take part in enterprise challenges involving real life problem solving from business scenarios. The aim is to enable pupils to gain more awareness of possible career opportunities available to them.

https://www.skegnessgrammar.co.uk/Enrichment/

GCSE Results

https://www.dret.co.uk/news/skegness-grammar-school-celebrates-incredible-gcse-results/

https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/138757/skegness-grammar-school/secondary


Spalding Grammar School

Entrance Exam Dates:

Ofsted Report: Good
https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/23/139304

Test Type: GL

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.

http://grammarschools.lincs.sch.uk/the-11-plus/testing-arrangements

Can I purchase practice tests?

Yes. Commercial versions of reasoning tests are available, but GLA advise that such additional preparation is unnecessary and may be unhelpful.

http://grammarschools.lincs.sch.uk/the-11-plus/selection-process

Familiarisation Sessions

This year’s 11+ Familiarisation Sessions have not been confirmed yet for this year. Please check this page as the dates will appear here after the May half term. This is an opportunity to hear about the different styles of question on the 11+ papers and to engage in a bit of practice.

Pupils and parents should attend only ONE of the sessions, and must book a place in advance, by completing the form below and emailing to dhaslam@spaldinggrammar.lincs.sch.uk.

https://www.spaldinggrammar.lincs.sch.uk/page/?title=Familiarisation+sessions&pid=151

Specialisation

Vertical Form Tutoring

One of the distinguishing characteristics of our school is vertical forms. This means that each student is in a tutor group with approximately twenty other students drawn from across every year in the school. Most arrive in Year 7,

so are the youngest in the group, and benefit from the experience and support

of older students. Students stay with the same tutor for as long as they, or their tutor, remain at SGS; so ensuring tutors are “guides at the side” of each individual student.

https://www.spaldinggrammar.lincs.sch.uk/attachments/download.asp?file=1340&type=pdf

Sports

Sport plays a huge role in life at SGS. All students, including the Sixth Form, take part in core PE lessons and inter-House competitions. Students develop their sporting skills in our superb Sports Hall, on our extensive sports fields and in outstanding specialist facilities such as our new cricket nets.

In 2015 we proudly achieved the status of “Best state school for sport in Lincolnshire” as deemed by School Sport Magazine.

Students have opportunities to travel overseas with our PE department, with the annual ski trip to the Alps always popular. Recent Sports Tours have included football in Amsterdam and cricket in Barbados.

https://www.spaldinggrammar.lincs.sch.uk/attachments/download.asp?file=1340&type=pdf

Performing Arts

Drama and music are also a prominent feature of extra-curricular opportunities at SGS. The School has achieved consistently high standards in dramatic and musical productions and gained an enviable reputation. Such productions have ranged from a musical version of Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ to the Broadway musical ‘Honk!’, not forgetting our most recent ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” and “We Will Rock You.”

Every show offers a wealth of on-stage and backstage opportunities, whether it be controlling the lighting or sound rigs, managing the props or taking centre stage in one of the leading roles!

https://www.spaldinggrammar.lincs.sch.uk/attachments/download.asp?file=1340&type=pdf

Facilities

In 2006, six new English classrooms, two ICT suites, a drama studio and a new school library were added, allowing for conversion of the old library into classrooms for use by the history and politics department. In 2009, the Business Centre, housing classrooms, a boardroom and a lecture theatre, was built. Most recently, in 2011, a new building encompassing a Sixth Form Centre, food technology room, atrium and staff room, as well as an extension to the facilities for teaching geography.

https://www.spaldinggrammar.lincs.sch.uk/page/?title=History&pid=9

GCSE Results

https://www.spaldinggrammar.lincs.sch.uk/page/?title=Latest+GCSE+and+A+Level+results&pid=23

2019 - our best EVER A Level results!
Two in every three grades at A*-B
One in every five grades at A*
More than double the national success rate at A*
https://www.spaldinggrammar.lincs.sch.uk


Spalding High School

Entrance Exam Dates:
September Verbal Reasoning
 September Non-Verbal Reasoning
http://www.spaldinghigh.lincs.sch.uk

Ofsted Report: Outstanding
https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/23/120642

Test Type: GL

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.

http://grammarschools.lincs.sch.uk/the-11-plus/testing-arrangements

Can I purchase practice tests?

Yes. Commercial versions of reasoning tests are available, but GLA advise that such additional preparation is unnecessary and may be unhelpful.

http://grammarschools.lincs.sch.uk/the-11-plus/selection-process

Specialisation

Curriculum

  • Product Design Technology
  • Personal, Social Health & Careers Education (PSHCE)
  • Relationship & Sex Education (RSE)
  • Latin & Drama are added to the curriculum in Year 8.

http://www.spaldinghigh.lincs.sch.uk/media/Curriculum%20Policy%202018-19.pdf

Langauges

Students learn French or German.

SHS alternates the designated language each year between French and German. All pupils are able to select a second language to study in Y9 and all are expected to continue with at least one language to GCSE as part of the SHS Standard Core Curriculum.

http://www.spaldinghigh.lincs.sch.uk/media/Curriculum%20Policy%202018-19.pdf

Technology

Students can access lesson notes via Moodle.

Spalding High School: Moodle Online VLE. It's finally here, remote access to lesson notes, PowerPoints, materials, worksheets, useful links and so much more.

https://spaldinghighschool.co.uk

Duke of Edinburgh

The school runs the bronze level Duke of Edinburgh Award.

http://www.spaldinghigh.lincs.sch.uk/Duke%20of%20Edinburgh%20Award.asp

Destinations After Spalding High School

96% of students secured a University place (81%)

79% of students gained a place at their first choice university

23 secured a job/apprenticeship/further education course or volunteering placement (20%)

http://www.spaldinghigh.lincs.sch.uk/media/Spalding%20Prospectus%202020%20-%20Web.pdf

GCSE Results

http://www.spaldinghigh.lincs.sch.uk/exam_results.asp

https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/120642/spalding-high-school/secondary


The Boston Grammar School

Entrance Exam Dates:

Ofsted Report: Requires Improvement
https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/23/139180

Test Type: GL

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.

http://grammarschools.lincs.sch.uk/the-11-plus/testing-arrangements

Can I purchase practice tests?

Yes. Commercial versions of reasoning tests are available, but GLA advise that such additional preparation is unnecessary and may be unhelpful.

http://grammarschools.lincs.sch.uk/the-11-plus/selection-process

Specialisation

One of the things which Boston Grammar School is most valued for is its History and values based on traditions. There is a great deal of interest from the local community in the school’s history. The school was given a Royal Charter in 1555 and it has stood on its current site since 1568.

http://www.bostongrammarschool.co.uk/newsite/index.php/the-school/history-of-the-school

International School

Our work as an ‘International School’ has included trips and exchanges to numerous European countries. On top of this, since September 2014, BGS has developed formal partnerships with schools in Saarbrucken, Germany and Normandy, France. We are constantly looking for ways to broaden our pupils’ horizons and encourage them to be responsible global citizens.

http://www.bostongrammarschool.co.uk/newsite/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=114

Hong Kong - Macau International Students Program

Becoming an International pupil at Boston Grammar School gives the opportunity to have a true English experience through living with a host family in areas local to the School. This allows pupils to improve their English skills and learn more about English culture.

Currently we have particular opportunities for Hong Kong and Macau students holding appropriate EU passports, through our partnership with Mission Links who can provide help with translation, entry tests, admissions procedures, homestay arrangement and guardianship.

http://www.bostongrammarschool.co.uk/newsite/index.php/students/international-students-programme

School Newspaper

The Grammar Gazette claims to be the longest running school newspaper in the country.

http://www.bostongrammarschool.co.uk/newsite/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=114

The Grammar Gazette is the student-run newspaper produced fortnightly by Boston Grammar School. There are reporters and photographers from every year within the school, and the editor is a sixth-from student, responsible for helping the younger students and compiling the articles into comprehensive editions.

Since its inception in 1992 the Grammar Gazette has gone from strength to strength and is, as stated by The Times, the longest running school newspaper in the country. It is available on-line to each student, and hard copies are available in the library. Several reporters have gone on to study journalism at university, including Harry Parkhill, a journalist and reporter for BBC Radio Lincolnshire, and Adam Shergold, a key sports reporter for the Daily Mail.

In the future we look forward to broadening our horizons, including working closely with a local radio station to enable the students to present information to the town.

http://www.bostongrammarschool.co.uk/newsite/index.php/parents/grammar-gazette

Successful Former Pupils

  • Jonathan Van-Tam MBE - Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England
  • Danny Butterfield - Professional Footballer
  • Adam Shergold - Sports Journalist

*website features short profile about each former student
http://www.bostongrammarschool.co.uk/newsite/index.php/students/success-stories

GCSE Results

http://bostongrammar.co.uk/examination-results/

https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/139180/the-boston-grammar-school/secondary


The King’s School Grantham

Entrance Exam Dates: September
https://www.kings.lincs.sch.uk/page/?title=INFORMATION+ON+ADMISSIONS+FOR+YEAR+7+ENTRY+IN+SEPTEMBER+2021&pid=2214

Ofsted Report: Converted to an Academy, rated as outstanding prior.
https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/23/120698
https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/23/137166

Test Type: GL

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.

http://grammarschools.lincs.sch.uk/the-11-plus/testing-arrangements

Can I purchase practice tests?

Yes. Commercial versions of reasoning tests are available, but GLA advise that such additional preparation is unnecessary and may be unhelpful.

http://grammarschools.lincs.sch.uk/the-11-plus/selection-process

Specialisation

The King’s School was endowed by Richard Fox, Bishop of Winchester in 1528 although the Old School and the Master’s House beside it were dated by Pevsner in Buildings of England, at 1497.

https://www.kings.lincs.sch.uk/page/?title=The+School+History&pid=37

Trips

Our academic curriculum is supported and enriched by an extensive programme of educational visits (art galleries, museums etc.), by field work in subjects such as Geography, by language exchange programmes (with schools in Germany and China) and by visitors to the school. The Modern Foreign Languages Departments organise several annual trips and the History Department organise an annual trip to the battlefields of northern Europe.

https://www.kings.lincs.sch.uk/page/?title=Enrichment+Activities&pid=6

Combined Cadet Forces

The Combined Cadet Force is a thriving extra-curricular activity at King’s. Membership is optional and is open to all pupils from Year 9 and above. It consists of Army and RAF sections. The CCF offers pupils the chance to develop powers of leadership, responsibility, self-reliance, resourcefulness, endurance and perseverance through military themed activities.

Each year the CCF holds training camps, where the skills learnt at school can be put to the test and developed further via expeditions and more formal training or team building exercises. Much fun is also had participating in other adventurous activities such as orientation and kayaking, for example.

The school has received national recognition through success in competitions and exercises in which cadets from King’s have competed against contingents from well known independent schools. A number of students have gone on to pursue successful Service careers.

https://www.kings.lincs.sch.uk/page/?title=Combined+Cadet+Force+%28CCF%29&pid=51

Sports

In recent years there have been sports tours to South Africa, Australia, Canada and Barbados. Each year there is also a ski trip to either America or Europe.

King's individuals and teams enjoy considerable local and national success. It is our aim to maintain the strength and breadth of sport at King's. We believe strongly that representing the school is a privilege, and our policy is that if an individual is selected to play for the school, then that represents a priority engagement over other activities.

There is a very strong tradition of sporting excellence at King's. PE and Games form part of the curriculum for all pupils. Our aim is to involve as many pupils as possible by offering a wide range of activities, during and after the school day.

https://www.kings.lincs.sch.uk/page/?title=Sport&pid=825

Waterpolo

Water Polo is a minority sport and not everyone in Grantham knows that the town has one of the leading clubs in the country. For a small town the success of The King’s School, Grantham, is astonishing. The school won many titles and did the double in 1981, 1990, 1995 and 2000. They are in the top 3 successful schools in the country over the years.

King’s School Water Polo has produced 40 to 50 internationals from the school over the years. Water Polo is the hardest physical sport in the world. Players continue to play at university and many are seen in National League Competitions for years to come after leaving King's.

https://www.kings.lincs.sch.uk/page/?title=Water+Polo&pid=837

Rugby

At the King’s School, we are extremely proud of our sporting record and achievements in rugby. Across the spectrum of both the 15 and 7 a side codes, we enjoy a national reputation for producing teams and individuals who are either winners or regarded as somewhat tough to beat! Each year, numerous students earn NLD (Nottingham, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire) honours in rugby and several have gone on to represent the Midlands.

https://www.kings.lincs.sch.uk/page/?title=Rugby&pid=830

Drama

Drama plays a major part in the extra-curricular life of the school. Drama Club is open to anyone in Year 7, 8 and 9 and runs one lunchtime a week, requiring no previous experience. Junior Drama Colours are awarded for excellent attendance and commitment.

Students are encouraged to take on the roles of Stage Manager, Props, Costumes, Front of House, Lighting and Sound so they can still be involved but not necessarily as an actor – A level Art students usually paint the set.

https://www.kings.lincs.sch.uk/page/?title=Drama&pid=49

Music

Practical music thrives at King’s. There are a wealth of different activities on offer and students are encouraged to make the most of all of these opportunities. There are unparalleled opportunities for performance, whether it be as a soloist or as part of a small or large ensemble. Over 200 instrumental lessons take place each week and approximately a third of the school learn to play a musical instrument. Seventeen instrumental teachers deliver these lessons.

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GCSE Results

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