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Queen Elizabeths Grammar 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

Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School is regarded as a wonderful school with its caring, friendly and aspirational ethos. Students are well-known individually and valued as such. Staff place emphasis on supporting one another and mutual respect - students’ behaviour clearly reflects this around school, in their charitable work and the way they treat one another.

The school’s motto is ‘Cor Unum via Una’ – one in heart and goal. Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School values hard work and encourage students to strive for excellence in all fields of their lives. Students are prepared for life beyond school with the academic, social and emotional skills they will need, whilst ensuring they have fun and enjoy their time at school, building strong friendships and gaining the confidence they will require to excel.

Queen Elizabeth’s was founded in 1566 and it celebrated its 450th anniversary in 2016. Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School is now a Selective Academy, currently having approximately 540 pupils on roll.

Formerly a Business & Enterprise College, students are encouraged to be enterprising and departments all have good links with the business world. Students can set up their own businesses, trading in school, and there is a venture fund to support them.

Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School recognises the value of developing the whole person and therefore provide an extensive range of extra-curricular activities (run by staff and senior students) and many leadership opportunities. These include a biannual World Challenge Expedition (Nepal in 2018 and Equador in 2020), the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and a bespoke Leadership Award Scheme.

Recent government funding (PSBP2) has provided Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School with a sports hall, activities studio, science lab and 2 classrooms.

Staff are very proud of all students and their wide-ranging achievements. These have included:

2016’s A Level results of 79% A*-B being the best ever in Lincolnshire, and this year’s GCSE and A Level results placing us top in the County and East Midlands
GCSE Progress 8 and 100% 4+ in Maths and English (93% 5+) placing us 33rd in UK (and top in County)
Consistently high Value-Added at all key stages and across all groups of students
Pupils and staff maintaining a school garden, which supplies some fruit and vegetables to the canteen
A school radio station run by students
District Champions for Y8 Boys’ Rugby, Y7 and Y10 Rounders, KS4 Tennis

The information on their website will provide you with a flavour of Queen Elizabeth’s.

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 

Queen Elizabeths Grammar School

Parents often search for 11+ books relevant to Queen Elizabeth's Grammar 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:-

Mixed Grammar

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Year 7 Places:-

Year 7 Admission details:-

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

Exam Format

GL version of the 11+


Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School Alford, Station Road, Alford LN13 9HY

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