11 Plus Schools

Lancashire and Cumbria 11 Plus

For Entry in 2021

The Schools Admissions Code, that came into effect in 2012, stated that by law, schools must take all reasonable steps to inform parents of the outcome of tests before the closing deadline for the Common Application form (CAF) on October 31st.


There is only one grammar school in Cumbria – Queen Elizabeth Grammar School.
In 2015, 215 children sat the test
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 2021 entry

Places 120 in Year 7
Closing Dates 31st October 2020 for CAF form
Closes – Monday 29th June 2020 by noon
Open Day Tuesday 23rd June 2020, 5:30pm-8:00pm
11+ Test Dates Saturday 12th September 2020, 8:45am-4:00pm
Test Types Verbal, Non-Verbal and numerical ability. Children are expected to show competency in skills appropriate to Key Stage 2 English and mathematics and be able to apply these creatively.
They will be tests for which no additional preparation is necessary. The school will not publish any practice papers but a familiarisation booklet will be available on the school website and on request after the closing
date for test applications. All the questions are multiple choice.
Allocation March 2021
Admissions Queen Elizabeth Grammar School
Admissions Policy 2021
Recommended Practice Materials Verbal Reasoning
Non-verbal Reasoning

Lancashire Admissions Information for 2021 entry

Applications Registration for School application forms
Closing dates:
LGGS: Wednesday 16th September 2020 by noon
LRGS: Monday 7th September 2020
BRGS: Tuesday 23rd June 2020 by noon
CAF 31st October 2020
11+ test dates LGGS: Saturday 26th September 2020
LRGS: Saturday 26th September 2020
BRGS: Saturday 12th September 2020
Test Types Maths, Verbal Reasoning and English, multiple choice (in that order)
Maths – consists of 50 multiple choice questions, 50 minutes
Verbal Reasoning – 80 multiple choice questions, 50 minutes
English – 56 multiple choice questions, 45 minutes
The English paper consists of two extracts with questions, and more questions testing spelling, punctuation and grammar.
Questions are based on the KS2 syllabus. Sample papers
Examiner GL Assessment
Scores Pupils must achieve a minimum level in each subject. Children are ranked based on their aggregate scores of the three tests
Allocations March 2021
Admissions Lancashire Council
Recommended Practice Materials Verbal Reasoning

Schools Information

School Admissions Gender Places Open Events
Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School Admissions Policy 2021 Mixed 180 places in Year 7 Currently Suspended due to COVID-19 (Please see website for open talk video)
Clitheroe Royal Grammar School Admissions Policy 2020 Mixed 150 places in Year 7 TBC
Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School Admissions Policy 2021 Girls 140 places in Year 7 Thursday 25th June 2020, 5:30-7:45 pm
Lancaster Royal Grammar School Admissions Policy 2021 Boys 150 places in Year 7(& 24 boarding) Saturday 20th June 2020 (TBC), 9am – 1pm
Information evening: Thursday 3rd September 2020 7pm

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

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Page updated on 31st March 2020

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