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  • Caistor Grammar School
    Church Street
    Caistor
    Lincolnshire
    LN7 6QJ
  • Head: Alistair Hopkins
  • T 01472 851250
  • F 01472 852248
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.caistorgrammar.com
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Lincolnshire
  • Pupils: 686; 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..

Parents spoke about the ‘family atmosphere and sense of community,’ and ‘the children have real pride in the place.’ ‘It just felt right, with a much warmer feel to it than larger schools we had visited.’ Able children are taught an excellent work ethic and independent thinking and are well set up for later life. ‘They are taught to be independent learners and to work things out for themselves, but help and support is there if they need it...

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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.

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Headteacher

Since January 2017, Alistair Hopkins (mid 40s). English language and literature MA from Oxford, followed by MEd education leadership from Buckingham. Started out as a journalist, editing the Cherwell at uni and winning a scholarship at The Times. Offered a job but wanted to go down the traditional journalist training route working on local papers; however, found he felt removed from the community as he progressed. After four years away from education, viewed it differently, and ‘it seemed the natural thing to do, to teach, as you’re part of the community working towards a common goal.’ An interesting character, worked as a trainee vicar before uni, ‘but it wasn’t for me, as I wasn’t mature enough then.’ Has always worked in selective schools, in the private sector, ‘which I sort of stumbled into.’ This...

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Interpreting catchment maps

The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.

Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

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Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

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