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Information for Admissions for Year 7 Entry in September 2022

Registration for the 11+ tests for entry in 2022

The online Registration form for these tests will be available here from 11 January 2021 until 31 March 2021. After this date registrations will be accepted but classed as late. Please note that the registration is made through the school for students to be able to sit the tests here, whilst the application is made through your home Local Authority between September and October 2021, and are two are quite separate but necessary procedures in order that a student be considered for a place in September 2022.

The online registration form is currently archived as the school is closed for the summer break but will be live again from 2 September 2021 when you will still be able to register.

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 2022.

The deadline for registrations to be received by the school is 31 March 2021 in order to be included for the tests which will take place on 11 and 18 September 2021.

Please see downloads with regard to further information on entry in September 2022 at the very foot of this page.

Please note that the original 11+ test dates have been revised to Saturday 18th September 2021 (verbal reasoning) and Saturday 25th September 2021 (non verbal and spatial reasoning). 

11+ Testing Procedure for Entry in 2022

There are two tests administered by the Lincolnshire Consortium of Grammar Schools for students at the beginning of Year 6. Candidates are required to sit a Verbal Reasoning Test and a Non-Verbal Reasoning & 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 must record their answers on an Optical Mark Reading (OMR) sheet, being required to mark a line in a box 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.

The King's School intends to send out a set of practice papers for each boy registered to sit the test here, to their primary school for administration there. If primary schools are not willing to administer the practice tests or parents have not provided the necessary consent on the online registration form, parents are encouraged to use the practice material which is commercially available 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

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 separately timed sections each providing at least one practice question.

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 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 for that cohort. 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 residents the deadline for this is 31 October 2021.  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 2022 was proposed to take place on Monday 28 June 2021 but due to ongoing safety restrictions and the high number of primary schools from which boys are registered, this will be replaced by a virtual Open Evening which will be available to view on the 'visiting the school' page once this is available. 

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