Types of School
Types of Primary Schools
There are different terms used to describe primary schools.
- Infant - accept children between the ages of four (Reception Class) and seven (Year 2), after which children transfer to either a junior school or a primary school.
- Junior - accept children between the ages of seven (Year 3) and eleven (Year 6).
- Primary - accept children between the ages of four (Reception Class) and eleven (Year 6).
- All through - these schools accept children from the ages of four until they finish full time education. Some may have ‘sixth form’ provision (Year 12 and 13).
In Lincolnshire there is only currently one all through school, this is The Priory Witham Academy in Lincoln. The academy also has a nursery class.
Some infant and primary schools also have nursery provision. For further information please contact the schools direct or visit their website.
There are different terms used to describe secondary schools:
Types of Secondary Schools
Comprehensive and Secondary Modern
- Accept children of all ability.
- Some have specialisms and select up to 10% of their pupils on the basis of aptitude for a particular subject.
- Have a non selective and selective stream.
- For your child to be considered for a place in a selective grammar stream they must take the 11+ selection tests.
- King Edward VI Academy in Spilsby is the only bilateral school in Lincolnshire.
For your child to be considered for a grammar school (or stream) they must take the 11+ selection tests. Grammar schools aim to select the top 25% of children in Lincolnshire based on academic ability. Therefore your child will need to reach the minimum qualifying standard in the tests. For further information on grammar schools, please contact your preferred grammar school or visit the Lincolnshire Consortium of Grammar schools website.
Frequently asked questions about grammar schools.