Originally founded in 1589 as a boys’ grammar, Queen Elizabeth’s High School (QEHS) completed a merge with the local girls’ school in 1983 to form its current set-up. Almost 1,200 pupils are taught at this co-educational grammar and are divided across six houses to compete in inter-school events including sport, art and music.
While providing pupils with a balanced academic curriculum, QEHS also places emphasis on ensuring its students are happy and confident. The school offers a counselling service, peer listening and gives pupils work experience opportunities throughout their time at QEHS.
Address: Queen Elizabeth’s High School Gainsborough, Morton Terrace, Gainsborough DN21 2ST
Admissions Info: [email protected], 01427 612354
School Type: Co-Educational Grammar
Number of pupils: 1,171 (approx.)
Number of Places in Year 7: 180
Open Day Date: June
Exam Date: September
Exam Board Type: GL Assessment
As a community grammar school, Queen Elizabeth’s High School is run by Lincolnshire Local Authority (LA). The school is part of Lincolnshire Consortium of Grammar Schools and it is the LA, rather than the school, that controls Year 7 admissions.
Admission to QEHS in Year 7 is determined by pupil performance in the 11 Plus exam. There are currently 180 places allocated to Year 7 students. The school encourages prospective students and their parents to attend its open evening, which takes place in June.
In the event of oversubscription, the school will apply the following criteria in order of priority:
To apply for a Year 7 place at Queen Elizabeth’s High School, parents should visit the LA’s website to complete a Common Registration Form (CAF).
As the school will administer the 11+ test, parents must complete QEHS’s application form. If this is not returned by the deadline, your child will not be able to sit the exam. Parents will receive test results from the LA in October, with official offer letters being distributed the following March, based on the preferences submitted on the CAF.
The 11 Plus test for Queen Elizabeth’s High School consists of two multiple-choice papers, taken over two exam dates:
With an average of four applications for every one place at Year 7, your child must be well prepared for the Lincolnshire 11 Plus. QEHS’s test focuses on reasoning, so read these useful articles ahead of your child’s revision sessions:
Practice exam papers can be an effective way of increasing your child’s confidence ahead of the tests, as they provide a greater understanding of the test’s layout and question types. To succeed at the 11+, children must have a solid grasp of time management. By using these practice papers under timed conditions, your child will have a good idea of how long to spend on each question type.
Our 11 Plus practice tests can help your child to prepare for the Queen Elizabeth High School exam. We would specifically recommend the following resources:
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