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Admissions Process

Caistor Grammar School is a co-educational 11 to 18 selective school. The school became Grant Maintained in September 1991, when the school’s admissions policy was included in the school’s proposals for Acquisition of Grant Maintained Status. It became a Foundation School on September 1st 1999 and an Academy on 1st December 2010. The school follows the Lincolnshire County Co-ordinated Admission Scheme.

Applicants will take Verbal Reasoning tests in the Autumn Term of Year 6. The School will administer these tests. Only children who attain a total score of 220 or more in the tests will be eligible for entry. This corresponds to the county-wide standard required in Lincolnshire for entry to LEA grammar schools and is designed to select the upper 25% of the ability range.

applications for entry into year 7 in September 2022 have now closed, but please contact the school in the Autumn to enquire about the process for sitting late tests in the Spring

Key Dates for entry into Year 7 in September 2022

13th August 2021Deadline for registration to take the 11+ entrance papers- registration is electronic and via the link above these key dates. Please note that we would be very grateful for parents who register by early July, as it helps us to prepare for the tests before the summer break. You will be sent an automatic reply to say that your registration has been successful which you should retain. Please check your spam and junk mail folders if this does not come through, and then contact admissions@caistorgrammar.com if you cannot find it, since we cannot accept registrations after this deadline.
15th Sept 2021By this date, parents will be informed how the School will run the two test dates and how we will communicate the outcome of the tests to parents.
25th Sept 2021First 11+ Entrance Paper- Standard Verbal Reasoning.
2nd Oct 2021Second 11+ Paper- Multiple Choice Verbal Reasoning.
19th Oct 2021Parents are informed of the outcome of the tests.
Half TermThis is from 23rd October to 7th November. At this point the School will be shut, so you will not be able to contact us during this period to discuss your results.


31st Oct 2021Deadline for submitting your preference form to the Local Authority. Please check with your Local Authority how to do this. You cannot join our School unless you have submitted the preference form.
1st March 2022National offer day for secondary schools, when the Local Authority informs you if you have a place.


To apply for in-catchment status for September 2022, you must live within 6.5 miles ‘as the crow flies’ from the School on 1st September 2021.  We are happy to advise on your address’ catchment status for you.  The School will send you the In catchment declaration form, after you have submitted your registration form to take our Entrance Tests.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further information on 01472 851250 or email admissions@caistorgrammar.com.


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