Applications to take the 11+ tests for entry into Y7 in September 2025 are now open. Please click here to apply. ** The final closing date for applications is Friday 16th August 2024 **

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 LA grammar schools and is designed to select the upper 25% of the ability range.

Applications for entry into Year 7 in September 2025 will open at the beginning of March 2024, via a link at the top of our website.


Key Dates for entry into Year 7 in September 2025

16th August 2024Deadline for registration to take the 11+ entrance papers. 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 get an automated email copy of your responses; this is your confirmation that we have received the information. Please check your junk mail if you have not received this within 24 hours. If you have still not received this within 48 hours, please contact the school on as we cannot accept registrations after this deadline.
13th Sept 2024By this date, parents will receive an email with details of how the School will run the two test dates including timings, and how we will communicate the outcome of the tests to parents.
21st Sept 2024First 11+ Entrance Paper- Standard Verbal Reasoning.
28th Sept 2024Second 11+ Paper- Multiple Choice Verbal Reasoning.
15th Oct 2024Parents are informed of the outcome of the tests via email.
Half TermThe school will close at 3:45pm on Friday 18th October. We will reopen at 8:45am on Monday 4th November.  You will be unable to discuss your application with a member of staff during Half Term, and emails sent during this time will be responded to during the week commencing 4th November.
31st Oct 2024Deadline 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.
3rd March 2025National offer day for secondary schools, when the Local Authority informs you if you have a place.


To apply for in-catchment status for September 2025, you must live within 6.5 miles ‘as the crow flies’ from the School on 1st September 2024.  While the school are happy to advise on your address’ catchment status, you can also check yourself using this link. 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

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