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Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School Horncastle

The school is responsible for its own admission arrangements and works closely with the Local Education Authority and neighbouring secondary schools.

There is a booklet you can download called the 'Going to Secondary School in Lincolnshire 2019-2020' booklet available here on the Lincolnshire county council website.

Admission in Year 7

Pupils seeking admission to Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Horncastle, in Year 7 must firstly have qualified under the school’s selection arrangements by attaining a score of at least the agreed minimum standard in the 11+ selection tests. These are set and standardised by the National Foundation for Educational Research on behalf of the consortium of Lincolnshire Grammar Schools. Sitting the 11+ test at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, at one of its feeder primary schools or at any other venue, does not constitute an application for admission.

11+ Registration Form for September 2021 Entry

Click here for a direct link to the registration form

11+ Testing

The school is a member of the Lincolnshire Consortium of Grammar Schools (LCGS). For those parents wishing to obtain information about 11+ testing please visit the Consortium website.

11+ Practice Materials

Timetable for admissions

All dates and procedures concerning application forms, deadlines and notification of offers can be found online at

•    Information on testing available from school by the end of May in the year prior to admission.
•    Application form and booklet produced by the local authority in early September in the year prior to admission.
•    Allocation of places 1st March prior to admission in the September.

The LEA then identifies the outcomes of the tests and parental choices to determine who gains a place at the school. The School is not involved in offering places, or determining who does or does not get a place at the school. Passing the test is not a guarantee of a place at the school.

September 2019 entry

pdf small icon Year 7-11 Admissions Policy 2019.pdf 

pdf small icon Sixth Form Admissions Policy 2019.pdf

Click this link for information about  The Sixth Form at QEGS

September 2020 entry

pdf small icon 11+ Parent Information 2020 Entry.pdf


pdf small icon Year 7-11 Admissions Policy 2020.pdf

pdf small icon Sixth Form Admissions Policy 2020.pdf 

Information for admissions arrangements for September 2020 can be found on the County Council website on:

Detailed map of catchment area Detailed map of our 'Designated Transport Area'

pdf small icon Protocol for testing children where English is not the first language.pdf


Parents of prospective pupils are welcome to visit the school by prior arrangement with the Headteacher.  The main open evening is early in the autumn term. Details are sent out to feeder primary schools and are widely advertised in the press.