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King Edward VI Grammar School (Louth) 11 plus: a parents’ guide for 2022

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King Edward VI Grammar School (Louth) 11 plus: a parents’ guide for 2022


King Edward VI Grammar School, situated in Louth, Lincolnshire, has a heritage that dates back to 1551.

The school has three core values: the Holistic, the Academic, and a commitment to a broad Education. King Edward’s is first and foremost a local family school, with priory in the admissions arrangements given to those with siblings at the school.

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 and is ranked as one of the top 16 secondary schools in Lincolnshire.

11 plus information for King Edward VI Grammar School (Louth)

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

  • County: Lincolnshire

  • Admissions contact: Rhona Adam: [email protected], 01507 353474

  • School type: co-educational grammar

  • Number of pupils: 1,036

  • Number of places in Year 7: 145

  • Open day: Information not disclosed, but the school welcomes individual tours (contact admissions to arrange)

  • 11 plus exam date: Saturday 17th and Saturday 24th September 2022

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

King Edward VI Grammar School (Louth) term dates

The term dates for King Edward VI Grammar School (Louth) in 2022-23 are:

  • Autumn term: 2nd September – 16th December

  • Half term: 21st – 28th October

  • Spring term: 4th January – 31st March

  • Half term: 13th – 17th February

  • Summer term: 17th April – 14th July

  • Half term: 29th May – 2nd June

Admissions process for Year 7 entry to King Edward VI Grammar School (Louth)

The Consortium of Lincolnshire Grammar Schools organises and administers the 11 plus test for King Edward VI Grammar School. This consists of one verbal reasoning paper and one non-verbal reasoning paper (see below). A total scandardised score of 220 or more is required for a student to be in the top 25% of the ability range, and therefore eligible for a place at a Lincolnshire Grammar School.

Every year, the school has more qualified applicants than places. When this happens, oversubscription criteria is applied in the following order:

  • Looked after and previously looked after children

  • Students with Special Educational Needs

  • Siblings of children who will still be attending King Edward VI Grammar School when the child is due to start

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

  • Eligible children who are in Year 6 and live within the traditional catchment area (measured as the school’s free bus travel zone) or are attending one of the named primary schools: 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 Loutuh, Market Rasen, Marshchapel, Middle Rasen, North Cockerington, North Cotes, North Somercotes, North Thoresby, Osgodby, Scamblesby, Tealby, Tetney, Theddlethorpe, Utterby, Wragby.

  • Remaining candidates are ranked according to their test scores

Parents must register their child to take the tests at King Edward VI Grammar School (Louth) from January in Year 5. Parents must then apply for a place at the school by following the process of application for the normal intake year (i.e. through the Common Application Form, which is submitted to the Local Authority). Parents who are residents in Lincolnshire can apply through the Lincolnshire County Council website.

How and when to apply to King Edward VI Grammar School (Louth)

The deadline for the 11 plus exam at King Edward VI Grammar School has now passed. However, 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 King Edward VI Grammar School (Louth)

Applicants for King Edward VI Grammar School (Louth) will take the same two 11 plus papers as the other schools in the Lincolnshire Consortium of Grammar Schools:

  • Saturday 17th September: Verbal reasoning test at King Edward VI Grammar School

  • Saturday 24th September: Non-verbal reasoning test (including spatial awareness) at King Edward VI Grammar School

Practice papers for verbal reasoning and non-verbal reasoning tests will be made available to Lincolnshire feeder primary schools in June. These are representative of the actual tests, but not identical.

Take a look at our complete guides to 11 plus verbal reasoning and 11 plus non-verbal reasoning as well as our guide to the Lincolnshire Grammar Schools 11 plus exam.

How to prepare for the 11 plus at King Edward VI Grammar School (Louth)

The most effective way to prepare for the 11 plus is by starting early and breaking down the different sections of the test into smaller, manageable parts. Encourage your child to get familiar with the different exercises, celebrate their progress, and work with them to improve any weaker areas. It’s also a good idea to prepare your child for exam day as this gets closer, with online mock tests to help them practise time management.

Your child may encounter different questions on the 11 plus to the ones they’re used to from school, so it’s vital to introduce them to sample questions and familiarisation materials that use the same format as the Lincolnshire 11 plus. Some free 11 plus exercises are available online, but these won’t all be in the same style as the Lincolnshire 11 plus, so make sure you’re choosing ones that will give your child an accurate idea of what to expect.

King Edward VI Grammar School also sends practice papers to local primary schools (listed above) on 13th June, which are normally administered during the summer term.

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