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  • The Queen Elizabeth's High School, Gainsborough
    Morton Terrace
    DN21 2ST
  • Head: Mr Richard Eastham
  • T 01427 612354
  • F 01427 612 856
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Lincolnshire
  • Pupils: 1237
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
      • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 13th December 2023
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Requires improvement on 28th September 2021
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

11+ entrance examinations consist of: 1 VR and 1 NVR. Tests are taken in the school on Saturdays in September. Details on the school website.

This is not currently a GSG-reviewed school.

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School associations

State grammar school

Please note: Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

Who came from where

Who goes where

Special Education Needs

Although this is a grammar school several of our students need the help of the Learning Support Department at different times of their schooling. All these students are supported and counselled by staff with the help of the County Council’s educational psychologists and specialist advisors as appropriate. We have one student with a statement of Special Educational Needs. All in-coming students are monitored by speaking to staff in their primary schools, reading all the transfer documentation, collating KS2 results and reviewing the results of their Richmond Assessments. Richmond assessments and CATs testing takes place in the first week of the Autumn term in Year 7. Students who we feel would benefit from extra help with spelling, reading comprehension, mathematics or handwriting are given support at lunchtimes either by a mentor or by a member of staff. As a result of the introduction of the Key Stage 3 National Strategy, if any student were to enter the school having not achieved a level 4 or above in English and Maths, they would be expected to attend extra lunchtime sessions to help them catch up. During Year 7 some students are gradually identified as being gifted. Identification is by means of primary recommendation, exam results and staff referral. This small number of students are given the chance to join the group which aims to meet four times a year for an afternoon or morning of enrichment activities.

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.

Children get into the school from here:

most years
quite often
sometimes, but not in this year

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