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  • Caistor Grammar School
    Church Street
    LN7 6QJ
  • Head: Alistair Hopkins
  • T 01472 851250
  • F 01472 852248
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  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Lincolnshire
  • Pupils: 690; sixth formers: 182
  • Religion: None
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 25th September 2008
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 8th December 2005
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Ethos of 'strive' and 'excel', in the words of one of the younger pupils, with 'a great sense of fun' (parent); friendly, supportive, harmonious community with friendships across years, small enough for everyone to be known and treated as as an individual. Staff 'have a passion for helping pupils to do the best they can', endorsed by pupils we met – they are 'outstanding', 'fabulous' (sixth former). Awards evening is a wonderful celebration of the great range of achievements in and out of school – the ones you would expect plus solo gliding, volunteering at the Olympics...


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What the school says...

Entrance examinations consist of: Entry into Years 7,8 and 9: 2 VR tests. Year 10: Maths, English & 2 VR tests. Sixth Form: Minimum of 5 Cs at GCSE including B grades in subjects to be pursued.

What the parents say...

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Physics at an English Grammar School (GCE A level)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Classical Civilisation at an English Grammar School (GCE A level)
  • Best performance by Boys taking General Studies at an English Grammar School (GCE A level)

2016 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking History at an English Grammar School (GCSE Full Course)

School associations

State grammar school

What The Good Schools Guide says


Since January 2017, Alistair Hopkins MA (English, Oxford), previously deputy head (academic) at Bablake School in Coventry. Worked as a journalist on The Yorkshire Post and The Western Daily Press before turning to teaching. Five years at Bradford Grammar School, then head of English at Woodhouse Grove school and at Wolverhampton Grammar before joining Bablake. Enjoys cycling and cinema.

Academic matters

In 2017, 45 per cent A*/A at A level. Options include classical civilisation, sport and PE, government and politics, RE (philosophy and ethics). Sciences, maths, Eng lit and history particularly popular and strong; DT and MFL good too, but small numbers, as with art, music, RS, PE and ICT (no performing arts/theatre studies); good uptake of class civ. Strong GCSE across the board – 66 per cent A*-A/9-7 in 2017; 10/11 taken: must do a...

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