St George’s Preparatory School

Believe, Achieve, Succeed.

01205 317600

126 London Road, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE21 7HB

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Life Beyond St George's

Leaving the family environment of St George's can seem very daunting, but we are on hand to guide parents through the choices available post year 6. Once a family leaves our school, we like to stay in touch and are happy to offer further advice should the need arise. Some of our children remain in the Independent sector; we are able to recommend a number of options suitable for your child.

Due to Lincolnshire's fantastic Grammar schools, many parents opt to send their child to a Local Authority secondary school. To gain a place at the Grammar Schools, children must be registered for and take the 11+ exams in early September of year 6 each year. 

The 11+ exams consists of two tests taken a week apart in the familiar environment of St George's. The first paper is a verbal reasoning exam and the second exam tests non-verbal reasoning skills.

Children receive preparation for the exams at an after-school club. Additionally, we run a Summer School during the holidays each year to provide extra practise. We have an excellent track record of success in the 11+ exams - currently 95% of all pupils reach the pass mark, meaning that pupils can attend their local Grammar School. However, the vast majority of our pupils receive a 'Lincolnshire pass,' which means that they can choose to attend any Grammar School in Lincolnshire.

Our 2020 results were amazing - 100% of pupils passed the 11+ exams!

In 2021, 12 pupils sat the 11+ exams. Ten of these children gained a Lincolnshire pass - the highest level of pass, meaning that they can choose to attend any Grammar School in Lincolnshire, not just the Grammar School in their catchment area!

“SGPS produces mature, independent, well-rounded learners that have all the tools to thrive in secondary education. Thank you x”

I was delighted to receive the message above last week, from an ex pupil's parent, along with a copy of a letter of commendation from her new senior school. Our ex pupil was congratulated on her significant achievements and contribution to school life.


You can read more about the selection process here:

Boston High School 11+ information

Boston Grammar School 11+ information

Some of the schools that our year 6 pupils move onto include:

Independent Senior Schools



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