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Boston High School for Girls 11 plus: a parents' guide for 2022

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Boston High School for Girls 11 plus: a parents' guide for 2022


Boston High School is a selective grammar school for girls with a co-educational sixth form. It is situated on the outskirts of Boston in Lincolnshire.

The school was founded in 1921 on Carlton Road and moved, as a result of expansion, to its current location in 1938. The school follows the national curriculum and is designed to meet learners’ needs and prepare its students fully for the future.

11 plus information for Boston High School for Girls

  • Address: Boston High School for Girls, Spilsby Road, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE21 9PF

  • County: Lincolnshire

  • Admissions contact: [email protected], 01205 310505

  • School type: girls’ grammar (co-ed sixth form)

  • Number of pupils: 760

  • Number of places in Year 7: 108

  • Open day: June (details to be confirmed)

  • 11 plus exam date: 16th and 23rd September 2022

  • Exam board: GL Assessment (Lincolnshire Consortium of Grammar Schools)

Boston High School for Girls term dates

The 2022-23 term dates for Boston High School for Girls are:

  • Autumn term: 6th September – 21st October

  • Half term: 24th – 28th October

  • Spring term: 4th January – 31st March

  • Half term: 13th – 17th February

  • Summer term: 18th April – 21st July

  • Half term: 29th May – 2nd June

Boston High School for Girls admissions process

The Governing Body of the school determines all decisions about admissions. Admission to Boston High School is decided by the 11 plus test procedure. The results of these tests will be rank-ordered to select up to the top 25% of all the children who took the test in Lincolnshire, in keeping with the percentage intake targets across Lincolnshire grammar schools.

Should more pupils reach the standard than the school can accommodate, a strict procedure will be followed to determine offers. More details can be found on the School’s Admission Policy.

Practice tests are available, and these are normally taken at the primary school prior to the real tests.

How and when to apply to Boston High School for Girls

To apply for your child to sit the 11 plus exam at Bourne Grammar School, you should apply as soon as possible on the school website. You will also need to apply for a school place on the Lincolnshire County Council website before 31st October.

The 11 plus exam format at Boston High School for Girls

The 11 plus exam will be taken over two separate dates. These will be sat at your daughter’s primary school:

  • Friday 16th September: Verbal reasoning

  • Friday 23rd September: Non-verbal reasoning

Students must think outside the box, look for codes and patterns, and utilise their knowledge of symmetry, rotation, word building, and vocabulary in order to pass the exam. These exams focus on the application of cognitive skills.

Applicants will need to score in line with the top 25% of their cohort to be considered for a place at Boston High School for Girls.

Take a look at our comprehensive guides to 11 plus verbal reasoning and 11 plus non-verbal reasoning for more support. You may also wish to look at our guide to the Lincolnshire Grammar Schools 11 plus exam for more information

How to prepare for the 11 plus at Boston High School for Girls

Atom’s top tips

  • Familiarise your child with the format of the papers.

  • Work through mock tests.

  • Make learning fun!

  • Start preparing early

  • Studying little and often wins the race!

Take a look at the following letter to Year 5 parents for entry to Year 7 in 2023.

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