Carre’s Grammar School

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County Lincolnshire
Address Carre’s Grammar School, Northgate, Sleaford NG34 7DD
Type Boys’ Grammar
Pupils 766
Places in Year 7 120
Open Days July
Competition 4+ applicants for every place
  Ofsted Report
Exam Format GL 11 Plus, Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning



Information about this school – Carre’s Grammar School

Carre’s is a selective boys’ grammar school for Year 7 to 11 with a mixed sixth form. It is smaller than the average-sized secondary school. The sixth form is part of the open-access Sleaford Joint Sixth Form (SJSF), run collaboratively with St George’s Academy. The school draws its students from Sleaford and a wide area surrounding the town.

A very large majority of students come from White British backgrounds, reflecting the make-up of the local population. A few come from a wide range of different minority ethnic heritages. Very few students speak English as an additional language. About a quarter of the students have been identified as gifted and talented.

The proportion of students supported by additional funding through the pupil premium, including those known to be eligible for free school meals and those from some service families, is below average.

The proportion of disabled students and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is well below average, as is the proportion supported through school action plus or a statement of special educational needs. The main areas of support relate to autistic spectrum conditions, dyslexia and other literacy-related difficulties.

Carre’s makes occasional use of the Leicester Street Intervention Unit, part of St George’s Academy, to provide alternative learning arrangements for students with short-term behavioural needs.

The school is a specialist sports college and has operated a shared-use sports hall with North Kesteven District Council since September 2007. It added a second specialism, science, and became a lead school for gifted and talented students in 2009.

The school meets the government’s current floor standards for secondary schools, which set the minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress.

Carre’s Grammar School converted to become an academy on 1 August 2011. When its predecessor school, also called Carre’s Grammar School, was last inspected by Ofsted, it was judged to be good.