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  • Kesteven and Grantham Girls' School
    Sandon Road
    NG31 9AU
  • Head: Mr David Scott
  • T 01476 563017
  • F 01476 541155
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Lincolnshire
  • Pupils: 1,201; sixth formers: 313
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Open days: Sixth Form and Year 5 Information Evenings: please see school website
  • 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 Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 29th September 2011
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 21st June 2007
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

The lessons we observed showed focused, happy, relaxed, alert girls. We were greeted with broad smiles from everyone, staff and girls, whatever age and subject. Lovely to see. Rugby team very successful and thriving. Equestrian team fifth at Hickstead last year; water polo well supported. Attractive Edwardian main building, evocative space with Chesterfield sofas and high ceilings, with boards of head girls’ names mounted around the old hall. One name stands out: Margaret Roberts, who came back in 1980 as prime minister Margaret Thatcher to open the new Roberts Hall...

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What the school says...

'KGGS is an Oustanding school. It produces successful, mature and confident young women well equipped to succeed in the next stages of their education and lives'.

Ofsted 2011

11+ entrance examinations consist of: 1 VR test and 1 NVR test.

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School associations

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2015, David Scott (50s), previously deputy head. A maths graduate, he has taught at the school for 25 years and his own daughter was a student here.

Retiring in July 2019.

Academic matters

In 2018, 47 per cent A*-A/9-7 grades at GCSE; 37 per cent A*/A at A level. Most girls take 10 GCSEs in a wide range of subjects, with the vast majority taking at least one language. French, German and Spanish are the options. High quality framed artwork displayed throughout the school, including a charming mural done by a group of previous year 13s. Newly opened art and drama block and large DT room full of equipment. New sixth form block, still being furnished when we visited. Very bright and cheerful with lots of computers and space, comfy sofas...

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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.

For help and explanation of our catchment maps see: Catchment maps explained

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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