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Lawrence Sheriff School

Lawrence Sheriff School

Established in 1878, Lawrence Sheriff School (LSS) stands as a boys' grammar school in Rugby, Warwickshire. Having attained academy status in 2014, the institution currently provides education for over 800 boys aged 11-18. Substantial investments in recent years have resulted in enhanced facilities, including expansive rugby pitches and a regional and local table tennis center.

Academically, LSS offers a diverse program, featuring a relevant curriculum encompassing modern foreign languages, mathematics, sciences, technology, and a range of other subject options. This approach aims to equip students with the necessary skills for their future pursuits, fostering consistent learning habits and resilience.

Beyond academics, Lawrence Sheriff School takes pride in providing a rich array of sporting, artistic, and community-oriented opportunities. Activities such as MedSci, robotics, The Apprentice, wind band, maths puzzles, and the Eco Committee contribute to a well-rounded education, ensuring that students smoothly transition into the next stages of their lives with diverse skills that will facilitate their success in chosen paths.

County / Area:
Boys Grammar

There exists a designated catchment area where priority for admission is determined by the specific location and proximity of residences to the school.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
6+ applicants for every
Lawrence Sheriff School, Clifton Road, Rugby CV21 3AG, UK
11+ Exam Details:
Exam Board/Format:
Warwickshire's 11 plus test in the West Midlands has two 60-minute papers covering English, Maths, Verbal reasoning, and Non-verbal reasoning. It's all multiple-choice, no writing. Maths and English questions check understanding of Key Stage 2 curriculum, testing reasoning. Reasoning questions assess logic and problem-solving, including spotting patterns.

Warwickshire utilizes the West Midlands 11 plus test, consisting of two papers, each lasting approximately 60 minutes. A few minutes are designated at the beginning of each paper for children to listen to instructions and complete some unmarked practice questions.

Both papers are subdivided into smaller, individually-timed sections that evaluate:

- English comprehension

- Maths

- Verbal reasoning

- Non-verbal reasoning

The test is exclusively in a multiple-choice format, with no writing sections. Children record their answers in a separate answer booklet, which is electronically marked.

The maths and English questions gauge your child's grasp of Key Stage 2 national curriculum content, including Year 6 objectives, assessing their ability to reason and apply knowledge accurately.

The reasoning questions evaluate your child’s logical and problem-solving abilities. Verbal and non-verbal reasoning, typically not taught in school, aim to measure how well children can identify patterns, connect, and manipulate written and visual information.

Exam Date:
Registration Starts:
Registration Closes:
September 2024
May 2024
June 2024

Results can be delivered either electronically or through postal mail. Parents or guardians who submitted applications online through the Parent Portal also have the option to access and review their child's results through the same platform.

How to prepare:

We run specialist 11+ online courses focussing on the GL Assessment (English Comprehension, Mathematics, Verbal Reasoning & Non-Verbal Reasoning). The sessions are online and highly interactive. Speak to us about how we can help your child.

Mock Exams: Our mock exams are designed to reflect the real exam in complexity and format. Click here to view the mock exam schedule.

 Practice packs designed to help your child master the entire syllabus.

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