Lincolnshire 11 Plus Exam Format

Background to the 11 Plus Exam in Lincolnshire

There are sixteen Grammar Schools in Lincolnshire that children will need to take an 11 Plus Exam to get into.

Boston High School             Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School Alford

Bourne Grammar School   Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School Horncastle

Caistor Grammar School    Queen Elizabeth’s High School Gainsborough

Carre’s Grammar School                           Skegness Grammar School

Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School    Spalding Grammar School

Kesteven and Sleaford High School         Spalding High School

King Edward VI Academy                           The Boston Grammar School

King Edward VI Grammar School              The King’s School Grantham


Lincolnshire 11 Plus Exam Format Details

In Lincolnshire the Grammar Schools all have the same exam apart from Caistor Grammar School. The Exam is written by GL and involves two papers. 

  • Non Verbal Reasoning
  • Verbal Reasoning

Caistor Grammar Schools 11plus exam is written by both the school and GL Assessment which includes two papers covering:

  • Verbal Reasoning paper
  • Multiple choice verbal reasoning paper


Preparation for the 11 Plus Exam in Lincolnshire

Firstly it is important to understand what preparation options you have and what might be the most suitable route to go down. Go forward to our 11 Plus preparation options page to understand what the options are and to start thinking about which one might be best for you.

If your child is in year three or four currently then you might also find it useful to understand what advice we offer parents who want to start helping their children at this stage.

If your child is in the latter stages of year four or in year five then we offer different advice designed to help families who are closer to the exam date.

If your child is part way through year five or quite close to the exam then we have tried to show how you can use the time you might have available most effectively.