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King Edward VI Grammar School Louth 11 plus guide

By Atom | Jun 20, 2023, 4:12 PM

King Edward VI Grammar School, Louth (Lincolnshire)

Are you considering King Edward VI Grammar School in Louth for your child's secondary education? Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about Year 7 entry in 2024, including key dates for admissions, the content of the 11 plus exam and how to help your child prepare.

About King Edward VI Grammar School, Louth

King Edward VI Grammar School, situated in Louth, Lincolnshire, has a heritage that dates back to 1551. It's foremost a local family school and prioritises new children who currently have siblings at the school.

The school has three core values: holistic, academic, and a commitment to a broad education. The headmaster is keen for children to ‘develop a passion for something other than school – if we can give our children a skill, a hobby or an interest then you have not just an able and skilled adult but an interesting team player as well.’

King Edward VI Grammar School is rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.

  • Address: King Edward VI Grammar School, Edward Street, Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11 9LL

  • Local authority: Lincolnshire County Council

  • School type: mixed grammar

  • Headteacher: James Lascelles

  • Number of pupils: 950+

  • National rank (Sunday Times Parent Power): 335

  • A level results: 52.4% A*–B

  • GCSE results: 51.6% A*/A/9/8/7

Key info for Year 7 admissions

  • Admissions contact: Mrs Jane Pickering – [email protected], 01507 600456

  • Number of places in Year 7: 145

  • Open day date: TBC

  • 11 plus registration opens: January 2023

  • 11 plus registration closes: 31st March 2023

  • Exam date: 16th and 23rd September 2023

  • Exam type: Lincolnshire Consortium of Grammar Schools: GL Assessment

  • Common application form (CAF) deadline: 31st October 2023

  • National school offer day: 1st March 2024

How to apply to King Edward VI Grammar School, Louth

If you would like your child to be considered for a place at King Edward VI Grammar School in Louth, you will need to register for them to take the 11 plus exam and apply for a school place separately:

  • Register for the 11 plus: you will need to register for your child to take the Lincolnshire 11 plus exam via the King Edward VI Grammar School website. The deadline for this is 31st March 2023.

  • Apply for a school place: you will need to submit your local authority common application form (CAF) and name King Edward VI Grammar School as your preferred school of choice. If you're applying from within Lincolnshire, you will be able to complete this form on the Lincolnshire County Council website between 1st September and 31st October 2023.

The 11 plus at King Edward VI Grammar School, Louth

The 11 plus exam for entry to King Edward VI Grammar School is spread out over two dates in September. 15 of the grammar schools in Lincolnshire take the same exam, so your child will only need to take these papers once if they're applying to more than one grammar school in the area. Both exams are taken on the school site on the following dates:

  • Verbal reasoning: Saturday 16th September 2023

  • Non-verbal/spatial reasoning: Saturday 23rd September 2023

If your child currently attends a primary school in Lincolnshire, they will receive free 11 plus practice materials, sent to their primary school, in June 2023.

Find out more about the content of the exam in our guide to the Lincolnshire 11 plus and access free resources to help your child prepare.

Lincolnshire 11 plus guide

What is the pass mark for King Edward VI Grammar School, Louth?

After your child takes the 11 plus exam, a team of independent professional markers will double-mark and check the papers. Some scores will be age-standardised and then the results for the school will be ranked in order.

The qualifying level (pass mark) is a total standardised score of at least 220 on both papers. Children who meet and exceed this pass mark are normally working within the top 25% of their cohort.

The results of the exam will be emailed to you on Friday 13th October 2023. However, passing the 11 plus does not guarantee that your child will receive a place at the school, as more children normally qualify for a place than there are places available. See more information about this below.

King Edward VI Grammar School oversubscription criteria

There are 145 places available in Year 7 at King Edward VI Grammar School. If the number of children who meet the qualifying score exceeds 145, the school will apply oversubscription criteria to decide which children should be offered places. Children who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) which names the school, and who have met the qualifying score, will be prioritised before the remaining oversubscription criteria are applied.

  1. Looked After and previously Looked After children

  2. Children who have a sibling currently attending King Edward VI Grammar School (and who will still be at the school when the younger child is due to start)

  3. Twins who have both passed the test for the same year of entry

  4. Eligible children who are in Year 6 and who either live within the catchment area or are attending one of the named primary schools in the area (see more information about this below)

  5. Remaining children are ranked according to their test scores, from highest to lowest

King Edward VI Grammar School catchment area

King Edward VI Grammar School welcomes applications from children living in the local community of Louth and its surrounding villages, from Market Rasen, and North East Lincolnshire.

The catchment area is the school's free bus travel zone, determined by Lincolnshire County Council. This covers the area of Wolds, East of Louth and North to Holton le Clay. You can find out more information about this on the local authority website.

In the past five years, the school has offered places to all children who have passed the entrance test, attend one of the feeder primary schools below, and/or live in the school's free bus travel zone. Primary schools in the following areas are included in the catchment area:

  • Binbrook

  • Donington on Bain

  • East Ravendale

  • Fulstow Community

  • Grainthorpe

  • Grimoldby

  • Holton le Clay

  • Legbourne East Wold

  • Kidgate

  • Lacey Gardens

  • Legsby

  • St Michael's Church of England Louth

  • Market Rasen

  • Middle Rasen

  • North Cockerington

  • North Cotes

  • North Somercotes

  • North Thoresby

  • Osgodby

  • Scamblesby

  • Tealby

  • Tetney

  • Theddlethorpe

  • Utterby

  • Wragby

How to help your child prepare for the 11 plus

Here are our top tips on how to best prepare your child for the Lincolnshire 11 plus.

Cover all the content

The Lincolnshire 11 plus assesses a variety of skills in verbal and non-verbal reasoning. Neither of these subjects is taught on the school curriculum.

We recommend that your child starts revising content at least one year before the test. Setting aside study periods using a 'little and often' approach will give them time to build the skills and knowledge they need. When preparing, avoid falling into the trap of over-focusing on either the topics your child enjoys or the topics they find hardest.

Atom Nucleus is an adaptive 11 plus online course that tailors your child's personalised learning journey. They'll be able to cover all elements of 11 plus verbal and non-verbal reasoning at the pace that's right for them.

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Your child will encounter lots of unfamiliar types of verbal and non-verbal reasoning questions in the 11 plus exam. Building exam technique with 11 plus test papers will help your child to feel fully confident with the styles of questions they'll encounter in the exam, reducing the potential for stress on the day.

Celebrate their progress

Setting regular goals and celebrating achievements will help keep motivation high. Atom Nucleus offers data-driven insights into your child’s progress towards mastering the 11 plus curriculum, making it easy to see where they need to focus next.

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Lincolnshire 11 plus practice papers

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