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Bourne Grammar School | Late Transfer (Mid-Year 12+ and 13+) Entry Information

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Bourne Grammar School (BGS) is a co-educational grammar school with academy status in Bourne, Lincolnshire. Founded in 1330, it features a £3.5m Science department, including fifteen cutting-edge laboratories. [1]


BGS fully enables students to develop in both academic and non-academic areas, offering a varied curriculum and a rich programme of extras. Providing each pupil with an equal opportunity to excel, the school inspires, supports and challenges them as they mature into well-rounded, ambitious and intellectually curious individuals. [2]


Bourne Grammar School In-Year Entry (12 Plus & 13 Plus) Admissions Information


The Bourne Grammar School standard entry point is 11 Plus. However, the school also accepts applications from pupils interested in Mid-Year (Late) Entry. To assess pupils for late transfer, Bourne Grammar School administers GL Assessment tests in Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.


These tests can be scheduled via the school’s Admissions Office. Please note that the admissions process for Mid-Year entry depends on availability of places. 


Bourne Grammar School Late Transfer (In-Year Entry) Exam Information


Address: South Road, Borne, PE10 9JE

County: Lincolnshire

Admissions info: or 01778 422 288

School type: Co-ed grammar school

Number of students: 1500 (approx.)

Exam type / Board: GL Assessment


As part of the assessment process for late transfer entry, your child will be asked to complete tests in Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning. 


Based on performance in these tests, schools can judge pupils’ progress over the academic year and hence decide on their setting and streaming (according to ability). 


These assessments are an effective way for schools to understand pupils’ strengths and weaknesses and to personalise learning and adapt teaching.


Bourne Grammar School Late Transfer (In-Year) Exam Format


  • The Verbal Reasoning test is designed to test and assess logical thinking, use of English language and vocabulary.


  • The Non-Verbal Reasoning test measures the ability to understand, interpret and problem-solve, testing logic and intelligence rather than knowledge. 


Bourne Grammar School Late Transfer (In-Year) Practice Tests and Courses


Verbal Reasoning (12+)


To prepare your child for the Bourne Grammar School 12+ Verbal Reasoning test, we strongly recommend the use of the following packs:


12+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 1


12+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 2


Verbal Reasoning (13+)


The following packs will significantly improve your child’s Verbal Reasoning skills ahead of the Bourne Grammar School 13+ entrance test:


13+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 1


13+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 2



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The information in this post was correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the school directly if you are unsure of anything. School contact details are provided within the post.

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