Entry to Year 7 in September 2024


The selection procedure will be carried out by the schools and not by the Local Authority. The Lincolnshire Grammar Schools will use Verbal and Non-Verbal and Spatial Reasoning tests that are specifically produced by G L Assessments (GLA). There will be two tests, both at the beginning of Year 6, and students will sit the tests at Kesteven and Grantham Girls' School, if they are registered here.

Please note that the same tests are used in all Lincolnshire Consortium Grammar Schools and therefore may be taken only once in the school year in preparation for application to any of the Schools in the Lincolnshire Consortium.

If you wish your daughter to take the 11+ selection tests, at our school, in September 2023, it is vital that you complete and submit the registration form, which can be found below, by 31st March 2023. Once you have registered your daughter to take the 11+ tests here at KGGS, the following administrative procedure will take place:

On receipt of your completed 11+ registration form We will enter your daughter's details on our database and confirm acknowledgement of this to you by email.
June 2023 Practice Papers are made available to local feeder primary schools.
Tuesday, 11th July 2023 Year 5 Information Evening here at KGGS from 6.00pm-8.00pm.
September 2023 At the start of the new academic year, we will send emails to parents to remind you about the tests and confirm arrival and start times.
Saturday 16th September 2023 Verbal Reasoning Test
Saturday 23rd September 2023 Non-Verbal and Spatial Reasoning Test

11+ Test Registration Form - 2024 Entry

Please click on this link to view KEY DATES

Practice Papers

Practice papers will be made available to Lincolnshire feeder primary schools. If the practice papers cannot be used in your daughter's primary school, e.g. if your daughter is at an out of county primary school, you can obtain commercially printed practice papers published by G L Assessment. These come in packs, together with a guide for parents and an administration manual and mark scheme, and are available from online retailers. They are representative of the actual test papers but not identical. The actual test papers may include item types which are not in the practice papers e.g. spatial reasoning, or omit item types which are. Since the actual tests are designed to meet Lincolnshire Grammar Schools' specific requirements, their format and layout may also differ from the standard practice papers. Nonetheless, the practice papers give children an opportunity to familiarise themselves with the general nature of the tests and to practise aspects such as following instructions carefully and working to a time limit. If purchasing packs of tests, please ensure that you buy the MULTIPLE CHOICE FORMAT, NOT the Standard Format tests. The following familiarisation papers illustrate this format:

Verbal Reasoning
Pack 1-ISBN 9780708727614
Pack 2-ISBN 9780708727621
Pack 3-ISBN 9780708727638
VR Practice Bundle (3 Packs) ISBN 9780708727690

Non Verbal Reasoning
Pack 1-ISBN 9780708727645
Pack 2-ISBN 9780708727652
Pack 3-ISBN 9780708727669
NVR Practice Bundle (3 Packs) ISBN 9780708727706

Free familiarisation material: GL Assessment has made available samples of Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning tests which parents may also wish to look at with their daughter to aid familiarisation. These practice papers are free of charge and can be accessed via the following link:

Please note that we do NOT use 11+ English or Maths tests so please ignore these sample papers.
For those students who are eligible for pupil premium funding, we can supply logins to Frog, an online 11+ familiarisation platform, free of charge. Please ensure that you select the relevant box on the application form if your child is eligible for Free School Meals or has been within the past 6 years. If you are unsure, your daughter's primary school will be able to assist. Once you have registered your child to sit the 11+ test with KGGS, we will be in touch with primary schools to confirm your child's pupil premium status and more information about the Frog platform will be sent out via email. For more information on what pupil premium is, and to check if your child is eligible for funding, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pupil-premium/pupil-premium

OPEN EVENING - Tuesday 11th July 2023

Our Open Evening will take place on Tuesday 11th July at 6.00pm. This will give you the opportunity to look around the school and to meet our students and staff prior to the tests in September.

Please be aware that there are many stairs to negotiate in school; therefore, if you have any special requirements, please inform the school in advance.

Parking will not be available in the school grounds, however, there is a multi-storey car park, just a few minutes walk away, in Welham Street (NG31 6QU).

We look forward to meeting you.