Caistor Grammar School is a co-educational, selective grammar with academy status. Founded in 1630, the school is located in Caistor, in Lincolnshire. Known as one of the top-performing schools in the East Midlands, Caistor has won awards in sports and humanities. 11 Plus entry to the school is competitive and applications are often made from outside the town of Caistor. The school is currently ranked highly in terms of performance at GCSE and A Level and has gained 100% 5 A* to C grades in recent years. The school operates a house system with house, sports, and performing arts captains. The three school houses are Hansard, Ayscough, and Rawlinson.
Address: Caistor Grammar School, Church Street, Caistor, Lincoln, LN7 6QJ
Admissions Info: [email protected], 01472 851250
School Type: Mixed Grammar
Number of pupils: 639 (approx.)
Number of Places in Year 7: 95
Open Day Date: May
Exam Date: September
Although Caistor Grammar follows the Lincolnshire County Co-ordinated Admission Scheme, it’s not part of the Lincolnshire Consortium and therefore administers its own 11 Plus tests. More information on co-ordinated admission arrangements can be found on the Lincolnshire council website.
The first step to applying for 11 Plus entry to the school is to register your child using the online application form, which can be printed from the school website, here.
The school also encourages parents and students to attend their open evening, which takes place in May. The open evening provides pupils and their parents the opportunity to visit the school and meet some of the staff. There is also a talk given by the Headmaster on the night.
The 11 Plus exam at Caistor Grammar School is administered by the school itself and isn’t part of the Lincolnshire Consortium. The exam consists of two verbal reasoning tests, one of which is multiple choice and the other is in standard format, where students have to write and explain their answers.
In order to be eligible for entry to the school in Year 7, pupils need to attain a minimum aggregate score of 220. A 15-minute practice paper is administered before the exam begins in order to help familiarise students with the types of questions that they’ll be asked.
As with any exam, the sooner you start preparing, the more time you’ll have to improve your performance. We recommend creating a study timetable with your child to make sure that they cover everything they’ll need to know for the tests. A ‘little but often’ approach usually works best and ensures that they don’t become overwhelmed with the workload.
At Exam Papers Plus, we believe that a significant amount of your child’s study time should be spent working on exam technique. By introducing practice exam papers early as part of your child’s revision, you’ll be able to identify their strengths and weaknesses and adjust their study timetable accordingly.
We’ve written several articles on our blog about studying for the exam. Some of which include:
Practice exam papers are a great way to familiarise your child with the layout of the 11 Plus exam, and it gets them used to the types of questions they may be asked on the day. In the months leading up to the test, it’s a good idea to introduce timed papers into your child’s revision. Doing practice tests under exam conditions, within the allocated time period can help improve your child’s time management skills.
We have several 11+ practice tests that can help your child prepare for the Caistor Grammar School 11 Plus exam. The school do not specify the exam board used for their Verbal Reasoning tests so it’s worth preparing for multiple different styles.
All of the resources below will help develop your child’s key VR skills and put them in a strong position ahead of the Caistor 11 plus exam:
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The information provided about Caistor Grammar School was believed to be 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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