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Lancashire and Cumbria Grammar Schools 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information

There are four grammar schools in the Lancashire region and one in Cumbria. For 11 Plus details and admissions information about each specific school, please visit the pages below:

 

Bacup & Rawtenstall Grammar School

Clitheroe Royal Grammar School

Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School

Lancaster Royal Grammar School

Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Penrith (Cumbria)

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Lancashire and Cumbria Grammar Schools

 

Registration Closing Date: Lancashire – September, Cumbria – June

Common Application Form (CAF) Closing Date: October

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: GL Assessment (Lancashire) CEM (Cumbria)

Results Date: October

Pass Mark: Varies year to year

Allocations Date: March

Appeals Hearings: April, May, June

Admissions Info: Lancashire County Council, 0300 123 6707 | Cumbria County Council, 01228 221582

 

Lancashire and Cumbria Grammar Schools 11 Plus Admissions

 

Year 7 places to Lancashire and Cumbria grammar schools are allocated based on student performance in the eleven plus entrance examination, which takes place in September.

 

Each of the schools organises an open event during the academic year to give students and parents the opportunity to meet staff members and find out more about the admissions process before applying for a place.

 

The Lancashire grammar schools comply with the admission criteria as set out by the Lancashire Coordinated Scheme for secondary schools. Those applying for a place at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Cumbria should refer to Cumbria County Council.

 

How to Register for the Lancashire and Cumbria Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam

 

Both Lancashire and Cumbrian grammar schools require parents to complete two application forms, one from their preferred school, and one from their Local Authority (LA). Both of these forms can be completed online and must be done before the exam entrance date.

 

Lancashire and Cumbria Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam Format

 

The 11 Plus exam for Lancashire grammar schools consists of three multiple-choice papers covering English, mathematics and verbal reasoning.

 

The eleven plus exam for Cumbria’s grammar school covers Verbal, Non-Verbal and Numerical Reasoning.

 

All three tests are taken on the same day and each paper includes questions typical to the KS2 National Curriculum.

 

Practice Papers for the Lancashire and Cumbria Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam

 

For Lancashire grammar schools 11+ preparation, we highly recommend the following 11 plus resources:

 

English Practice Tests

 

11 Plus English Pack 1 (GL)

11 Plus English Pack 2 (GL)

11 Plus English Pack 3 (GL)

11 Plus English Pack 4 (GL)

 

Technical English skills

 

11 Plus Spelling Pack 3

11 Plus Punctuation

11 Plus Sentence Completion

 

Verbal Reasoning

 

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 1 (GL)

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 2 (GL)

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 3 (GL)

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 4 (GL)

 

Mathematics

 

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools Pack 1 (GL)

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools Pack 2 (GL)

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools Pack 3 (GL)

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools Pack 4 (GL)

11 Plus Maths: Problem Solving Grammar Schools (GL)

 

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Cumbria 11 plus

 

For Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Cumbria, we highly recommend the following 11+ practice resources:

 

Mathematics (Numerical Reasoning) Section

 

11+ Short Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

11+ Long Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

11+ MC Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

11+ Mental Arithmetic

 

Verbal Reasoning Section

 

Verbal Reasoning, as defined by CEM, is quite different to how it may be traditionally understood. It includes a number of question types that focus on vocabulary and comprehension as well as some more unusual formats. Each of the packs below focuses on a different skill that is assessed in the Verbal Reasoning section of the CEM 11+ Queen Elizabeth exam.

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning (CEM)

11+ Verbal Reasoning – Synonyms and Antonyms (CEM) Pack 1

11+ Verbal Reasoning – Synonyms and Antonyms (CEM) Pack 2

11+ Verbal Reasoning – Shuffled Sentences (CEM)

11+ Verbal Reasoning – Word Associations (CEM)

11+ Verbal Reasoning – Adjectives (CEM)

11+ Verbal Reasoning – Word Definitions (CEM)

11+ Comprehension (CEM) Pack 1

11+ Comprehension (CEM) Pack 2

11+ Cloze (CEM) Pack 1 – Words

11+ Cloze (CEM) Pack 2 – Sentences

11+ Spelling Pack 1 (CEM)

11+ Spelling Pack 2 (CEM)

 

Non-Verbal Reasoning Section

 

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning

 

Full Practice Tests

 

11+ CEM Practice Test 1

11+ CEM Practice Test 2

 

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The information provided about Lancashire and Cumbria grammar schools was believed to be correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the schools directly if you are unsure of anything. Contact details are provided within individual school posts.

 

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