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Spalding Grammar School 11 plus: a parents’ guide for 2022

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Spalding Grammar School 11 plus: a parents’ guide for 2022


Spalding Grammar School is a selective school for boys aged 11-18 in Lincolnshire. It was initially founded in 1588 and run from the upper floor of St. Thomas’s Chapel in the Paris Church.

The school moved to its current site – a conservation area – in 1881. It provides a high-quality education within a stimulating environment and values the strong relationship between its staff and students, enhanced by an innovative vertical form tutor system.

11 plus information for The King’s School

  • Address: Spalding Grammar School, Priory Road, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE11 2XH

  • County: Lincolnshire

  • Admissions contact: [email protected] or [email protected], 01775 765800

  • School type: boys’ grammar

  • Number of pupils: 985

  • Number of places in Year 7: 150

  • Open day: Tuesday 21st June 2022

  • 11 plus exam date: Saturday 17th and Saturday 24th September 2022 (for pupils of Lincolnshire primary schools) or Friday 16th and Friday 23rd September 2022 (for pupils of non-Lincolnshire primary schools)

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

Spalding Grammar School term dates

The 2022-23 term dates at Spalding Grammar School are:

  • Autumn term: 6th September – 16th December

  • 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

11 plus admissions process for Spalding Grammar School

The Governing Body of Spalding Grammar School determines all decisions about admissions – it is not bound by the Local County Council’s admissions policies.

Admission to Spalding Grammar School is decided by the results of the 11 plus test. These results are standardised so that 25% of the Year 6 population living in the areas of Lincolnshire, which are served by grammar schools, attain a score of 220 across both tests. This is known as the ‘county standard’ and all pupils who attain this score qualify for a place at a Lincolnshire grammar school.

How and when to apply to Spalding Grammar School

The deadline for the 11 plus exam at Spalding Grammar School was 18th February 2022.

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 Spalding Grammar School

The 11 plus exam for The King’s School will be taken over two dates in September 2022:

Boys who attend a primary school in Lincolnshire

Boys who attend a primary school outside of Lincolnshire

Parents who have registered their son for Spalding Grammar School will receive detailed information about the exams in March 2022.

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