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INFORMATION ON ADMISSIONS FOR YEAR 7 ENTRY IN SEPTEMBER 2021

REGISTRATION FOR 11+ TESTS FOR ENTRY IN 2021

Please see downloads with regard to entry 2021 at the very bottom of this page.

The deadline for registrations to be received by the school is 31 March 2020 in order to be included for the tests which will now take place on 19 and 26 September 2020. Please note that is a change to the dates originally published due to the closure of schools in light of the Coronavirus in the UK. There is a copy of the letter which was emailed out to those parents who had already registered at the bottom of this page with regard to the change.  Other original key dates currently stand.

Registration for boys to sit the 11+ tests in September 2020 was available to complete online until 31 March 2020.  After this date registrations will be accepted but classed as 'late' - please download the necessary registration form at the very bottom of this page and return to louise.wood@kings.lincs.sch.uk or by post to Admissions, The King's School, Brook Street, Grantham, NG31 6RP as soon as possible to be considered for the main test dates. Please note that a late registration has no effect on the application process - the two are separate procedures.

REGISTRATION FOR THE 11+ TESTS AND APPLICATION FOR A PLACE  (VIA THE LOCAL AUTHORITY)  ARE QUITE SEPARATE AND BOTH PROCEDURES MUST BE COMPLETED IN ORDER THAT A STUDENT BE CONSIDERED FOR A PLACE IN SEPTEMBER 2021.

11+ TESTING PROCEDURE FOR ENTRY IN 2021

Please see the key date document available to download at the bottom of this page.

There are two tests administered by the Lincolnshire Consortium of Grammar Schools for students when they are at the beginning of Year 6. Candidates are asked to take a Verbal Reasoning Test and a Non-Verbal Reasoning Test & Spatial Awareness Test specifically produced by GL Assessment, at King's if they have registered here, OR by arrangement with another Lincolnshire Consortium Grammar School. Candidates will be required to record their answers on an Optical Mark Reading (OMR) sheet, being required to mark a line for the correct choice on the OMR sheet.  Please note that the same tests are used in all Lincolnshire Consortium Grammar Schools and therefore may be taken only once in the school year in preparation for application to any of the Schools in the Lincolnshire Consortium.

This year, the Lincolnshire Consortium of Grammar schools have made the difficult decision that it is not feasible for a set of practice papers to be made available to primary schools where a student has been registered to take the test, due to the current situation.  Please see the letter about this at the bottom of this page in which parents are advised to use the practice material from GL Assessment and a link is provided (https://www.gl-assessment.co.uk/products/11plus-series-11-plus-practice-papers/11plus-familiarisation-materials/).  They are similar in format to the actual 11+ tests, although they may contain more or fewer questions than the actual tests. If purchasing packs of tests, please ensure that you buy the Multiple Choice Format, NOT the Standard Format tests. The most recent materials released by the publisher (February 2019), are as follows:

11+ Practice Papers Non-Verbal Reasoning
Pack 1 (Multiple Choice)

ISBN 9780708727645

11+ Practice Papers Non-Verbal Reasoning
Pack 2 (Multiple Choice)

ISBN 9780708727652

11+ Practice Papers Non-Verbal Reasoning
Pack 3 (Multiple Choice)

ISBN 9780708727669

11+ Practice Papers Verbal Reasoning
Pack 1 (Multiple Choice)

ISBN 9780708727614

11+ Practice Papers Verbal Reasoning
Pack 2 (Multiple Choice)

ISBN 9780708727621

11+ Practice Papers Verbal Reasoning
Pack 3 (Multiple Choice)

ISBN 9780708727638

11+ Practice Papers Bundle of All Verbal 11+
Practice Packs 1,2 & 3

ISBN 9780708727690

11+ Practice Papers Bundle of All Non Verbal 11+
Practice Packs 1,2 & 3        

ISBN 9780708727706

When the formal tests have been completed, the OMR sheets are sent back to GL Assessment for marking. Scores are standardised, making adjustments for age difference and 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; to the primary schools that the candidates currently attend, by consent, in order that the child’s education record can be maintained; and may be shared with Lincolnshire County Council if an application is made as they co-ordinate the admissions to this school.

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 separate Preliminary Practice Test, and the Non-Verbal Reasoning & Spatial Awareness Test is divided into sections each provided with at least one practice question.

The qualification is a total standardised score of at least 220, as a sum of 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.

Application to the Grammar School of choice must be made through your home Local Authority, for Lincolnshire the deadline for this is 31 October 2020.  If your home Local Authority is not Lincolnshire, you will need to follow instructions you receive from them regarding the application procedure and their deadline.

For further impartial school admissions advice, please contact the School Admissions team at Lincolnshire County Council. More information can be obtained by calling 01522 782030 or by visiting their website:

https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/parents/schools/school-admissions

Please note that our Open Evening for students considering entry in September 2021 is proposed to take place from 6pm on Monday 29 June 2020 but may be subject to change given the current situation. Further information about this event will be available on the admission pages of this website closer to the time.

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