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Kesteven and Sleaford High School

Here you can read about the school's admission process, exam formats, follow a link to school website and view suggested 11+ Practice Books.

About the School

It is the staff ambition that all students leave Kesteven and Sleaford High School having achieved their academic potential as well as being fully prepared for their next stage in education, or for work, and having acquired an enthusiasm for lifelong learning.

The school provides a broad, balanced, and relevant curriculum to offer the very best academic (and, where appropriate, vocational) progression pathways and to ensure that the learning needs of each child are considered, and that the development of the whole child is addressed.

Its commitment is to offer a broad range of opportunities for all students to gain experiences, learning outside the classroom as well as within. The provision of a curriculum which provides enrichment through cultural and sporting pursuits is a key feature of the Robert Carre Trust (RCT) curriculum offer and Kesteven and Sleaford High School seeks to continue to extend the partnerships locally, nationally, and internationally to extend these opportunities.

By encouraging creativity alongside application, honesty, sensitivity, compassion, and moral and spiritual self-awareness staff believe that they will ensure that all students will develop the capacity to meet the challenges of the modern world and lead happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives, making the best of their talents.

The curriculum provided by RCT schools will actively seek to support the development of students’ abilities in the following key areas: creative thinking, effective participation, reflective learning, independence, resilience, tolerance of diversity, curiosity, self-management, and teamwork.

Kesteven and Sleaford High School is committed to providing a rigorous academic and intellectual education which will challenge and engage pupils and meet the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum. The aim is to provide all students with a secure foundation on which to continue into Higher Education and into careers of their choice.

A broad, well balanced curriculum is vital preparation for the future. All pupils will therefore study the following subjects to GCSE alongside several optional subject of their choice in Years 10 and 11:

English Language and English Literature;
A Language Subject – French or German;
A Humanities Subject – History or Geography.
Also PE (Physical Education) and PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) which will include aspects of careers guidance, will be taught to all Key Stage 4 students. They will also study Religious Education which leads to a qualification at GCSE level.

Equal Opportunities
Entry to all programmes of study is based on academic suitability and appropriateness, regardless of sex (for post 16 only), race, disability, religion or belief.

Disabilities: In accordance with statutory requirements the school aims to make the curriculum accessible to all students as far as is reasonably practicable. The school has an Accessibility Plan which is available to parents on request.

Organisation of the Curriculum at Kesteven and Sleaford High School
The taught curriculum is delivered through a two week timetable to ensure diversity and flexibility. Each day is divided up into five taught periods. In addition to the scheduled lessons there is a twenty minute Tutor registration period in the morning. The tutorial time allows for the delivery of assemblies or tutor based topics:

Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (including sex and relationships education).
Careers guidance and enterprise education.Kesteven and Sleaford High School have precise Vision and Aims

Kesteven and Sleaford High School's Vision
Staff will provide a safe, stimulating, enjoyable and creative environment where all students flourish and achieve their potential.

Kesteven and Sleaford High School Aims
Staff will ensure that every student achieves their full potential by:

Working together as a team

Providing a balanced and appropriate curriculum

Encouraging curiosity and enthusiasm

Promoting independence, confidence and resilience

Instilling a life-long love of learning

Encouraging self-esteem and respect for others

Ensuring our students are equipped to meet the challenges of the future

Kesteven and Sleaford High School is a well respected grammar school that is usually over-subscribed.

Year 7 11+ Exam Content

GL version of the 11+ with questions on 11+Verbal Reasoning and 11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning

How to prepare for the 11+ in 

Kesteven and Sleaford High School

Parents often search for 11+ books relevant to Kesteven and Sleaford High School so that they can help their child prepare  for the 11 plus test.

Practice in all aspects of 11+ Verbal Reasoning and 11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning is essential. Developing 11+ English and 11+ maths skills will give your child an advantage when sitting the actual 11+ exam.

Our 11+ Exam Book Shop will offer lots of suitable practice material.



School Type:-

Girls’ Grammar

Total Pupils:-



Year 7 Places:-

Year 7 Admission details:-

There may be 4+ applicants for every place in Y7.

Exam Format

GL version of the 11+


Kesteven and Sleaford High School, Jermyn Street, Sleaford NG34 7RS

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