Lincolnshire Local Education Authority is one of just three in the UK that still uses the Eleven Plus to decide who can go to a grammar school.
There are a number of grammar schools across the entire county, including Bourne Grammar School, Spalding Grammar School and Spalding High School.
However, the county’s primary school children are a clever bunch in general, outperforming national averages, according to Lincolnshire County Council.
According to the council’s statistics, more Lincolnshire pupils are leaving primary school having reached the expected levels of achievement in reading, writing and maths – outstripping national performance.
Figures released on the 2013 Key Stage 2 National Curriculum Assessment results show a number of pleasing trends.
For instance, the proportion of pupils making expected progress during Key Stage 2 reading, writing and maths is better than regional and national averages in all three subjects.
That breaks down as 90 per cent for reading (against a national rate of 88 per cent); 93 per cent for writing (just above the 92 per cent national figure); and 89 per cent for maths (against 88 per cent nationally).
In addition, the county council says more Lincolnshire pupils achieved “a good Level Four” – the government measure to show they are ready for secondary school – than both national and regional averages.
A total of 19 schools achieved 100 per cent of pupils attaining Level 4+ in reading, writing and maths.