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Lawrence Sheriff School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information 2024

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Introduction

 

Founded in 1878, Lawrence Sheriff School (LSS) is a boys’ grammar in Rugby, Warwickshire. In 2014, it became an academy and currently educates over 800 boys aged 11-18. In previous years, LSS has seen substantial investment to improve its facilities, and is now home to expansive rugby pitches and a regional and local table tennis centre. [1]

 

Academically, LSS provides a varied programme, including a relevant curriculum that features MFL, mathematics, sciences, technology and many other subject options. In this way, the school helps prepare students for their future endeavours, grounding their learning habits in consistency and grit. 

 

Non-academically, Lawrence Sheriff School prides itself on a wealth of sporting, artistic and community-oriented opportunities. From MedSci, robotics and The Apprentice to wind band, maths puzzles and Eco Committee, the activities on offer ensure that students smoothly transition into the next stages of their lives, boasting diverse skills that will help them flourish in their chosen paths. [2]

 

At Lawrence Sheriff School, a balance between what is expected and what is achieved is understood as vital to attainment. The school promotes the belief that real happiness comes from facing and overcoming challenges, which is a big part of the school’s approach to teaching and learning. 

 

Accordingly, LSS’ philosophy nurtures the idea that true satisfaction comes from pushing boundaries and encouraging one another to do the same, so the school’s ethos is centred on stimulating pupils intellectually as opposed to promoting simplistic learning and mediocrity in education. Recent GCSE results confirm the school’s effective policies, as 76% of all Year 11 students achieved grades 7-9. [3]

 

Lawrence Sheriff School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information 2024

 

Address: Clifton Road, Rugby CV21 3AG

County: Warwickshire

Admissions info: contact@lawrencesheriffschool.com, 01788 843700

School type: Boys’ grammar

Number of places in Year 7: 150

Open Day date: June

Exam date: September

Pass mark: Aim for 80-85%+ in our practice tests. See below for more details.

Exam type / Board: West Midlands Partnership (GL Assessment)

 

Lawrence Sheriff School 11 Plus (11+) Admissions

 

All Year 7 LSS places will be allocated on the basis of pupil performance in the 11+ exam. Before applying for a place, it is suggested that prospective families visit the school during its June Open Day. Here, you and your child will have the opportunity to ask questions about the admissions process and explore the school’s facilities. 

 

Lawrence Sheriff School tends to be oversubscribed for Year 7 places, and uses the following oversubscription criteria, prioritising:

 

  1. Looked After children or previously Looked After children who achieve the qualifying score or above
  2. Children in receipt of the Pupil Premium who live in the Eastern Area of Warwickshire, and who achieve the qualifying score or above
  3. Children eligible for Service Premium who live in the Eastern Area of Warwickshire, and who achieve the qualifying score or above 
  4. Children living in the Eastern Area of Warwickshire, who achieve the qualifying score or above.

 

For further information about Lawrence Sheriff School’s oversubscription criteria, please consult their admissions policy, available on this page. You can view the school’s exact location on the map below:

 

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus (11+) Entry to Lawrence Sheriff School

 

Lawrence Sheriff School, as a part of the West Midlands Grammar School Consortium, begins its registration process in May. Please ensure that your application via the registration portal is submitted by the June deadline.

 

In addition to this, it’s important that you submit an application to your Local Authority (LA). This requires you to list your preferred schools in a ranked order on the LA Preference Form. Failure to include Lawrence Sheriff School in this list will result in your child’s ineligibility for a Year 7 place there.

 

You can expect to receive your child’s results in October. Formal offers are made in March of the following year.

 

Lawrence Sheriff School Catchment Area

 

Does Lawrence Sheriff School have a catchment area?

 

Yes, there is a catchment area with priority based on location and distance from the school.

 

Lawrence Sheriff School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Format

 

The Lawrence Sheriff School 11 Plus exam consists of two test papers, each lasting approximately 60 minutes. They cover:

 

  • English Comprehension
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Mathematics
  • Non-Verbal + Spatial Reasoning

 

The English Comprehension paper examines comprehension skills, including inference. There will be no writing component.

 

The Verbal Reasoning section of the exam assesses logical thinking, use of English language and vocabulary.

 

The maths paper measures problem-solving abilities and arithmetic skills, including questions on number, measurement, geometry, algebra and statistics.

 

The exam will also cover Non-Verbal Reasoning or Spatial Reasoning, both testing logic and intelligence.

 

Results from the Lawrence Sheriff School 11 Plus will be available to parents online in October, with final Year 7 place allocations published in March the following year.

 

How to Prepare for the Lawrence Sheriff School 11 Plus (11+) Exam?

 

Given the highly competitive nature of the Lawrence Sheriff School admissions process, we highly recommend making use of our practice tests. They cover all the potential question types that may appear on exam day, greatly enhancing your child’s self-confidence and chances of success.

 

As your child becomes acquainted with the structure and style of the 11+ entrance exam, you can pinpoint areas requiring extra focus as well as acknowledge their areas of strength. This understanding allows you to craft a tailored study schedule that efficiently addresses specific needs.

 

Adopting such a methodical approach to 11+ exam preparation can alleviate unnecessary stress from the process. Moreover, timed practice tests allow your child to manage exam questions promptly, effectively and confidently, providing them with a significant edge over their peers.

 

Lawrence Sheriff School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Pass Marks and Target Scores

 

Lawrence Sheriff School does not provide information about raw scores, except that they will be age-standardised, ensuring that each student is assessed fairly.

 

Pupils who are able to score 80-85%+ consistently in our 11+ practice tests should be on track to pass the 11+ Lawrence Sheriff School test.

 

Whilst there are no guarantees, this has historically been a fairly strong indicator that your child should do well in the Lawrence Sheriff School 11+ exam. Please click here to learn more.

 

Lawrence Sheriff School 11 Plus (11+) Practice Exam Papers

 

The resources listed below are specifically designed to help students prepare for the Lawrence Sheriff School 11+ Exam. They cover every aspect of the exam, which is created by GL Assessment.

 

All question types that could come up in the actual exam are addressed across English Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Mathematics, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Spatial Reasoning.

 

Most of the products below also come with detailed video tutorials to accompany every question. These allow your child to quickly learn from their mistakes and understand the most effective techniques to approach any question that could come up in their exam.

 

Full Practice Tests

 

The following practice tests are specifically designed to help your child prepare for the West Midlands 11+ Exam, used by Lawrence Sheriff School for Year 7 entry. They provide excellent mock exam preparation, highlighting your child’s strengths and weaknesses:

 

11+ West Midlands Practice Test 1

11+ West Midlands Practice Test 2

11+ West Midlands Practice Test 3

11+ West Midlands Practice Test 4

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11+ West Midlands Practice Test 8

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11+ West Midlands Practice Test 15

 

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English Comprehension

 

Skill Practice Tests 

The packs below will introduce your child to all the key question types used in GL Assessment 11+ English exams, such as the Lawrence Sheriff School assessment. The timings and types of passages used are typical of what you can expect in the actual exam.

 

11+ Comprehension – Pack 1

11+ Comprehension – Pack 2

11+ Inference Skills – Pack 1

11+ Inference Skills – Pack 2

 

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Verbal Reasoning

 

Full Practice Tests

The packs below will introduce your child to all the key question types used in the Lawrence Sheriff School 11+ Verbal Reasoning exam sections, using the correct timings and pitched at just the right difficulty level. Each pack comes with free, detailed video explanations for every question to help your child learn and improve quickly.

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning – Pack 1

11+ Verbal Reasoning – Pack 2

11+ Verbal Reasoning – Pack 3

11+ Verbal Reasoning – Pack 4

 

Skill Specific Practice

If you find that certain Verbal Reasoning question types are particularly challenging for your child, the packs below will prove ideal. They provide targeted practice to drill down and focus on specific question formats. All of the types of questions listed below could feature in the Lawrence Sheriff School 11+ exam. Each pack comes with free, detailed video explanations for every question to help your child learn and improve quickly.

 

11+ Anagrams

11+ Analogies

11+ Codes

11+ Compound Words

11+ Embedded Words

11+ Form a Word

11+ Insert a Letter

11+ Letter Analogies

11+ Letter Calculations

11+ Letter Codes

11+ Letter Grids

11+ Letter Sequences

11+ Move a Letter

11+ Number Analogies

11+ Number Calculations

11+ Number Sequences

11+ Related Words

11+ Rhyming Synonyms

11+ Shuffled Sentences

11+ Synonyms

11+ Word Completion

11+ Word Match

11+ Word Opposites

11+ Word Pairs

11+ Word Puzzles

11+ Word Relationships

Masterclasses

11+ Verbal Reasoning Masterclass

 

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Mathematics

 

Full Practice Tests

The packs below will introduce your child to all the key question types used in the Lawrence Sheriff School 11+ Mathematics exam sections, using the correct timings and pitched at just the right difficulty level. Each pack comes with free, detailed video explanations for every question to help your child learn and improve quickly.

 

11+ Maths – Pack 1

11+ Maths – Pack 2

11+ Maths – Pack 3

11+ Maths – Pack 4

 

Skill Specific Practice

If you find that certain Maths topics are particularly challenging for your child, the packs below will prove ideal. They provide targeted practice to drill down and focus on specific sections of the syllabus. All of the topics listed below could feature in the Lawrence Sheriff School 11+ exam. Each pack comes with free, detailed video explanations for every question to help your child learn and improve quickly.

 

11+ Algebra

11+ Angles & Degrees

11+ BODMAS

11+ Estimation & Place Value

11+ Factors & Multiples

11+ Fractions, Decimals & Percentages

11+ Measurements

11+ Money

11+ Operations

11+ Perimeter, Area & Volume

11+ Position & Direction

11+ Probability

11+ Problem Solving – Pack 1

11+ Problem Solving – Pack 2

11+ Properties of Shapes

11+ Ratio & Proportion

11+ Reflection, Rotation & Symmetry

11+ Sequences

11+ Special Numbers

11+ Speed, Distance & Time

11+ Statistics

 

Masterclasses

This set of tutorial videos provides a great overview of the 11+ Maths syllabus, teaching your child the key skills they need to master.

 

11+ Maths (GL) Masterclass

 

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Non-Verbal Reasoning

 

Full Practice Tests

The packs below will expose your child to all the key question types used in the Lawrence Sheriff School 11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning exam sections, using the correct timings and pitched at just the right difficulty level.

 

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning – Pack 1

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning – Pack 2

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning – Pack 3

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning – Pack 4

 

Skill Specific Practice

If your child struggles with certain types of Non-Verbal Reasoning questions, these packs will prove ideal. Each one focuses on a specific question type, providing efficient and effective practice. This range of packs covers all the possible Non-Verbal Reasoning question types that could come up in the Lawrence Sheriff School 11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning exam. Each pack includes explanations for every question, so your child can learn and improve quickly.

 

11+ Analogies

11+ Classes Like

11+ Classes Unlike

11+ Extended Series

11+ Figure Classification

11+ Figure Matrices

11+ Horizontal Codes

11+ Series

11+ Triangle Matrices

11+ Triangle Series

11+ Star Matrices

11+ Vertical Codes

 

Masterclasses

This set of tutorial videos provides a great overview of the 11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning syllabus, teaching your child the key skills they need to master. The questions in this Masterclass have been exclusively created for us by one of the experts who write the questions for the actual Lawrence Sheriff School 11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning exam.

 

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Masterclass

 

Spatial Reasoning

 

Full & Skill Practice Tests

These packs will expose your child to all the key question types used in the Lawrence Sheriff School 11+ Spatial Reasoning exam sections, using the correct timings and pitched at just the right difficulty level. Many of these questions have been exclusively created for us by one of the experts who write the questions for the actual West Midlands 11+ Spatial Reasoning exam. Some of these question types are brand new and you won’t find them in any other practice resource!

 

– This pack covers all of the key GL Assessment Spatial Reasoning question types that are known to come up in the test:

 

11+ Spatial Reasoning – Pack 1

 

– These packs each focus on one of these question types and provide further, targeted practice so you can drill down on weaker areas:

 

11+ Block Counting

11+ Combining Shapes

11+ Fold & Punch

11+ Folding Cubes

11+ Hidden Shapes

11+ Shape Completion

11+ Spinning Shapes

11+ Rotation

 

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Our practice tests aim to show what sort of questions were included in Lawrence Sheriff School 11+ past papers. The information provided about Lawrence Sheriff 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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