Skegness Grammar School

Use this site for specific admissions and 11 Plus exam information for Skegness Grammar School. We hope to help you to find out how to be successful with an 11 Plus exam application to Skegness Grammar School.

11 Plus Entry Information for Skegness Grammar School

Skegness Grammar School is a smaller-than-average secondary school. It selects students by ability. It gained specialist status in sports in September 2001 and mathematics and computing in 2006. In 2008 the school gained a third specialism in science. Students join the school from a range of primary schools in a wide geographical area. The school has boarding facilities; currently 48 students are boarding. Almost all students are of White British heritage although other ethnic groups are represented and of these, the largest group is of Black African heritage. The proportion of students that speak English as an additional language is below that found nationally and all speak English fluently. The known eligibility for free school meals is below average. The number of students with special educational needs and/or disabilities is below that found nationally and the number of students with a statement of special educational need is also below average. The school holds the Healthy Schools Award and the Sportsmark Gold award.

County Lincolnshire
Address Skegness Grammar School, Vernon Road, Skegness PE25 2QS
Type Mixed Grammar
Pupils 719
Places in Year 7 130
Open Days June/July
Skegness Grammar School 11+ Resources Verbal Reasoning resources          Non Verbal Reasoning resources 
Competition 4+ applicants for every place
Exam Format GL 11 Plus, Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning
School Website

Skegness Grammar School 11 Plus Exam Format

The 11 Plus Exam format for Skegness Grammar School is written by GL Assessment. Some schools in Lincolnshire have the same exam and this grants entry for these selected schools. The exam format is as follows.

Paper 1 55 minute long Verbal Reasoning paper. The paper is split into a number of sections with an explanation at the beginning of each section.
Paper 2 35 minute long Non Verbal Reasoning and Spatial Reasoning paper. Includes 5 subtests with an untimed practice section at the beginning of each section.

Skegness Grammar School 11 Plus Exam Paper

Some publishers have access to the exam format and produce their own mirror papers which aim to replicate what an 11 Plus exam for this consortium might look like.

We understand that these publishers get the information from familiarisation packs sent to parents, teachers, local tutors and pupils who have sat the test. The tests can of course change at any time and these papers only aim to give a good idea of what to expect, however, they are very useful and most parents use them at some point.

The ones we would suggest are from Learning Street. They are of high quality and cheaper than any others we have seen. Direct links to the papers are below and Learning Street produce them as mock exams which is unique ( so you can run your own mock exam at home). Links to the papers are below:

Lincolnshire 11 Plus Mock Exam 1

Lincolnshire 11 Plus Mock Exam 2

Lincolnshire 11 Plus Mock Exam 3

Lincolnshire 11 Plus Mock Exam 4

Lincolnshire 11 Plus Mock Exam Papers Bundle (packs 1-4)

How to prepare for the Skegness Grammar School 11 Plus Exam

Essentially you have 5 options when it comes to helping your child to prepare.

1/ Some parents use a Private Tutor. If you want to start your search for a suitable one, we provide links to some Private tutors in Lincolnshire to help you. These can cost between £2500 and £6000 a year. For help thinking about which private tutor might be right for you see our guidance page.

2/ Other parents use a Tuition Centre with group tuition. If you want to start your search for a suitable one, we provide links to some Tuition centres in Lincolnshire to help you. These can cost between £1500 and £3500 for a year. For help thinking about which tuition centre might be right for you see our guidance page.

3/ If you are thinking of preparing at home using books then our 11 Plus Exam papers and books section provides lots of links and advice to help you choose which books to use and what to focus on. Preparation plans are also provided. Using this method is great for those parents prepared to take a more hands on approach. The average parent using this method spends about £300 on books and papers during the final year of preparation.

4/ A great option is a structured course. These courses gradually build up skills so you can focus on helping your child with the work provided. The best supplier is Learning Street which helps you prepare your child from home, ranging in price from £12 to £89 ( full cost – not monthly cost) it is the cheapest method of preparation. To find out their course suggestions for Skegness Grammar School 11 Plus preparation click the link.

5/  Online preparation. This is not something we recommend. Online solutions are growing more useful and reliable and for some aspects of preparation they can be useful but certainly not for all your preparation needs. They are also very expensive for what they provide with some coming in at £600- £1000 for a year depending on which options you select. For our rationale on why we believe online preparation is not a good solution yet click through to the page 11 Plus online preparation.

Skegness Grammar School 11 Plus Exam – Further Help

This website has lots of information which can help you aside from the ones we have directed you to above:

If you are thinking about doing an 11 Plus Mock Exam, then we have a page with 11 Plus Mock Exams in Lincolnshire.

We have all sorts of pages related to preparing for the exam and getting ready for the exam day itself including:

Top Ten 11 plus Preparation Tips

Last Minute Preparation Solutions

11 Plus Exam Day Tips

11 Plus Exam Forum – Lincolnshire Pages- where we have pre-answered the most common questions

And of course there is a wealth of information including preparation plans in our exam papers and books section for Lincolnshire.