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Skegness Grammar School has a distinguished history dating back to 1459.

The grammar school is a traditional grammar school with the focus being on academic studies. Our curriculum helps our students to develop important skills that translate across all of their school subjects.

Skegness Grammar School holds the Sportsmark Gold Award, Sport England’s highest accreditation for out-of-hours sports provision and a broad and balanced PE curriculum. The sports facilities are second to none, and every student has the opportunity to partake in a wide variety of activities. 

The school delivers a traditional grammar school curriculum, designed to create well-rounded individuals and identify talent.

At Key Stage 3 all students follow a broad curriculum, which enables them to make an informed choice at the beginning of Key Stage 4 (years 10 and 11) where they concentrate on their choice of subjects within the prescribed guidelines of the National Curriculum are:

  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Design & Technology
  • Drama
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • ICT
  • Maths
  • Modern Language
  • Music
  • PE and Sport
  • Physics
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies

The grammar school seeks to employ the best-qualified staff in all teaching, training and support roles. Teaching is of the highest standard across all subjects.


Those seeking places in Year 7

Anyone other than those who took the assessment for admission during the previous year and was unsuccessful may approach the school and apply for admission.

We provide honest advice as to the number already on role, the likelihood of a place becoming available and the opportunity for an unsuccessful application to go to independent appeal.  We offer the opportunity to visit the school during a working day and provide a tour of the school.  If parents still wish to apply then a date/dates are set for formal assessment.  11+ assessment papers are requested from GL Assessment and the student invited to take two papers just as they would have done had they applied during the previous year.  The papers would normally be taken on separate days but arrangements are made to best meet the parent’s/Students’ needs.  Once taken the papers are marked and standardised.


Those seeking places in year groups other than Year 7

Students seeking places in year groups other that Year 7 are treated in very much the same way except that the assessment they take comprises of four tests; Qualitative, Verbal, Non Verbal, Spelling and Maths tests (age appropriate Cognitive Ability Tests provided by GL Assessment and NFER).  These will take place on a single visit to the school and take approximately three hours with breaks between each paper.  These are marked internally and standardised and indicate if a child is in the top 25% ability range and if the school is below its PAN a place is offered.  If the school un unable to offer a place parents are informed of their right to seek an independent appeal against the decision not to admit.

Should you wish to consider SGS for your child’s education please contact the school to arrange appropriate testing in line with the above information on telephone number: 01754 610000.


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