11 Plus Schools

Lancashire and Cumbria 11 Plus

The New Schools Admissions Code, by law from 2012 , due to take effect for admissions for Entry in September 2013, states that schools must take all reasonable steps to inform parents of the outcome of tests before the closing deadline for applications on October 31st 2012.


There is only one grammar school in Cumbria – Queen Elizabeth Grammar School. In 2013, 173 children took the test, in 2012, 239 children took the test, in 2011, 218 children took the entrance test.

Queen Elizabeth Grammar School – September 2017 entry

Places 120 in Year 7 for 2017
For 2016 entry, 215 pupils sat the test
Open day/evening Tuesday 19th July 2016 at 5.30pm
School tours will take place from Monday 12th September to Friday 16th September 2016
Closing date for applications School application form: TBC
CAF 31st October 2016 to school or online
11+ test dates Saturday 1st October 2016
Catch-up test for those who missed test date due to illness or late applicants: Wednesday 30th November 2016
Test Types Verbal Reasoning, Mathematics and Non-Verbal Reasoning. Multiple Choice (no changes this year)
Examiner GL Assessment
11+ Test Results Results are posted to parents on or before Friday 14th October 2016
Results for children taking the “catch up test” are sent to parents in January by letter
Pass Mark Variable, with allocations on March 1st each year having been made to children scoring as follows:
2008 277 – 364
2009 285 – 356
2010 278 – 368
2011 277 – 382
2012 258 – 406
2013 282 – 399
2014 244 – 386
Allocations 1st March 2017
Admissions Cumbria Council
Tel: 01228 221582
Email: school.admissions@cumbria.gov.uk
Recommended Practice Materials Verbal Reasoning
Non-verbal Reasoning

Appropriate Practice Materials see below

Please see the Lancashire & Cumbria section of our 11+ Forum as well as the Lancashire & Cumbria section of the shop.

Where two or more applicants achieve the same score, the rank order is as follows:-

  1. Children in public care
  2. Children resident within or attending schools in the catchment area
  3. Rank order of Verbal Reasoning test
  4. Rank order of Mathematics test
  5. Rank order of Non-Verbal Reasoning test

Lancashire Grammar Schools

Admissions Information for 2017 entry

Closing date for applications School application forms
LGGS: 14th September 2016 by noon
LRGS: 12 September 2016
BRGS: Friday 16th September 2016 by 12noon
CRGS: Wednesday 14th September 2016 by 12noon
CAF 31st October 2016
11+ test dates LGGS: Saturday 24th September 2016
LRGS: Saturday 24th September 2016
BRGS: Saturday 24th September 2016
CRGS: Saturday 24th September 2016
Test Types Verbal Reasoning, Mathematics and English, multiple choice.
Verbal Reasoning – consists of 80 multiple choice questions, 50 minutes.
English – 50 multiple choice questions, 50 minutes. The English paper consists of two extracts with questions, and more questions testing spelling, punctuation and grammar.
Mathematics – 35 multiple choice questions, 35 minutes.
Questions are based on the KS2 syllabus. Sample papers can be found on LGGS and LRGS website
Examiner GL Assessment for Verbal Reasoning and English. The Maths paper is written by the school.
11+ Test Results For LRGS – Results sent to parents by Wednesday 5th October 2016
For BRGS – Results sent to parents by 20th October 2016
For LGGS – Results sent to parents by Friday 7th October 2016
For CRGS – Results sent to parents by Wednesday 12th October 2016
Scores Pupils must achieve a minimum level in each subject. Children are ranked based on their aggregate scores of the three tests
Allocations March 2017
Admissions Lancashire Council
Recommended Practice Materials Verbal Reasoning

Schools Information

School Gender Places Open Events
Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School Mixed 180 places in Year 7(previously 150) TBA
Clitheroe Royal Grammar School Mixed 120 places in Year 7 Wednesday 7th September 2016 5.30pm-7.30pm
Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School Girls 115 places in Year 7 Thursday 30th June 2016 5.30pm – 8pm
Lancaster Royal Grammar School Boys 112 places in Year 7(& 30 boarding) Saturday 18th June 2016. Information evening: Thursday 8th September 2016 7pm

For information about appropriate practice materials also please visit the Lancashire & Cumbria section of our 11+ Forum.

Information on this page was believed to be correct at the time of writing, but we would not necessarily be aware of subsequent changes unless someone brings them to our attention.
Before acting on any information given here, please verify that it is up to date.

Page updated on 2nd July 2016