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Thinking of moving to Lincs - how does the Grammar school system work?

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Orinoco Fri 19-Sep-08 16:38:46

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EffiePerine Fri 19-Sep-08 16:41:01

It may have changed, but in my day you sat the 11+ or whatever and if you passed you would automatically get in to the grammar school. Think tehre was an appeals process for those who didn't. Mind you, my school was weird and went on teacher recommendation, not the 11+, and started at 14, so not all areas are the same.

There are some v good grammars in Lincs and also some very good technology colleges and the like. Which area were you thinking of?

Piffle Fri 19-Sep-08 16:47:54

I'm in sleaford Lincs
We moved here for grammar
Exc primaries here we put ds1 into yr6 he sat andcpassed 11+
Round here they only use two non verbal reasoning tests.
Feel free to cat me

Piffle Fri 19-Sep-08 16:48:20

I'm in sleaford Lincs
We moved here for grammar
Exc primaries here we put ds1 into yr6 he sat andcpassed 11+
Round here they only use two non verbal reasoning tests.
Feel free to cat me

Orinoco Fri 19-Sep-08 16:49:06

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Orinoco Fri 19-Sep-08 16:51:22

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NorthernLurker Fri 19-Sep-08 16:58:19

Aha you're looking for girls? Well i went to the girls grammar in grantham and it was jolly good - but that is some time ago. I would say though that you need to consider what you will do should your dds fail the 11+. In my day tbh the alternatives weren't all that great.

NorthernLurker Fri 19-Sep-08 16:58:47

oh and they did teach me how to use capital letters there blush

Orinoco Fri 19-Sep-08 17:01:45

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Piffle Fri 19-Sep-08 17:01:54

kiwisbird@gmail.com then
The girls grammar here is fabby

Piffle Fri 19-Sep-08 17:04:24

the other school here technology college also has excellent results.
They run a joint 6th form between all 3 central schools
Tbh the other schools aside from these 3 here are erm not as good

NorthernLurker Fri 19-Sep-08 17:08:09

In my day (aged that I am) it was KGGS for girls and Kings for boys as the grammar options. Then Walton Girls - for girls which was classed as a secondary modern I think plus The Central School which was co-ed. Both of these were ok. Central in particular was improving a lot. Then there was St Hughs and St Wulrams i think - both of which were crap! (In the eyes of the outsider anyway) Out of Grantham there is Charles Read secondary Modern at Corby Glen - which was also pretty crap! Of course it may all be different now....
Definately one thing to also consider is that if you are going with the grammar schools then it will be single sex. Is that what you want?

MrsGuyOfGisbourne Fri 19-Sep-08 17:10:27

There is a website that may be useful to you - elevenplusexams which gives the low down on different areas and their requirements

Orinoco Fri 19-Sep-08 17:10:49

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Orinoco Fri 19-Sep-08 17:14:35

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NorthernLurker Fri 19-Sep-08 17:16:46

Grammar are single sex as is walton girls. the others are mixed.

here is the website for KGGS

In googling for that I've seen that they've had some tough times last year. Looks like the head made a hash of things but it sounds like things are on the up now.

Orinoco Fri 19-Sep-08 17:21:38

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NorthernLurker Fri 19-Sep-08 17:23:38

walton girls
central school has changed name

NorthernLurker Fri 19-Sep-08 17:24:46

16%?? Oh dear - well yes the Grantham is probably a better option for you smile

Orinoco Fri 19-Sep-08 17:28:17

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EffiePerine Sat 20-Sep-08 19:54:33

BIL and his wife have recently moved to Grantham - prices not at all bad and the rail links are good. Supposed to be an up and coming area (still with some dodgy bits tho)

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