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Lincolnshire Schools, Colleges and Universities Guide

16 September 2021

One of Lincolnshire’s best-kept secrets is the number of fantastic schools, colleges and universities we have to enjoy. In particular, the huge range of officially ‘Outstanding’ schools, as rated by Ofsted.

And our quality selection of educational establishments doesn’t even end there. Our colleges and universities also offer a top-level educational experience for all. 

Types of schools

State Schools

State schools are schools that receive funding through their local authority or directly from the government. These include Community/Local Authority Schools that follow the national curriculum.

Grammar Schools 

Grammar schools are schools that select their pupils based on academic ability, having an entrance exam to get into the school. Grammar schools are run by either a local authority, a foundation body, or an academy trust. 

Private Schools 

Private/Independent schools are not funded by the government, they charge fees for pupils to attend. Private schools must be registered with the government and are inspected regularly.

Pupils attending private schools do not have to follow the national curriculum

Academy Schools 

Academy schools receive funding directly from the government and are run by a not-for-profit academy trust. Academies have more control over how they do things than community schools, they can change how they are run, set their own term times and can follow a different curriculum. 

Academies do not charge fees and schools can choose to become an academy. However, if a school that is funded by the local authority is judged as ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted, then it must become an academy school. 


At Lindum Homes, we know that one of the biggest factors you consider when moving is the quality of education in the area. So we’ve done the hard work for you, and put together a guide of some of the schools, colleges and universities that Lincolnshire has to offer.

Primary Schools in Lincolnshire

In Lincolnshire, there are so many primary schools rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, that we couldn’t fit them all on a list!

So instead, here are a selection of just a few of the fantastic primary schools in Lincolnshire areas to consider sending your little ones:

  • Eastfield Primary Academy, Immingham 
  • The Hackthorn Church of England Primary School, Lincoln 
  • Denton CE School, Grantham
  • Burton Hathow Preparatory School, Lincoln
  • Laceby Acres Primary Academy, Laceby
  • Church Lane Primary School and Nursery, Sleaford
  • The Grange Primary School, Scunthorpe
  • Carlton Road Academy, Boston
  • Louth Kidgate Primary Academy
  • Holme Valley Primary School, Scunthorpe
  • Wrawby St Mary’s Church of England Primary School
  • St Peter in Eastgate Church of England Infant School, Lincoln

Lincolnshire Schools

The importance of a quality primary school can’t be overstated – providing your children with their first memorable experience of socialising, learning and growing. And Lincolnshire truly caters for families from all areas of our county and beyond, ensuring your child has the best learning experience and facilities available to them!

Secondary Schools in Lincolnshire

From Academies and High Schools to Girls and Boys Schools: the quality of secondary education in Lincolnshire is second to none.

Lincolnshire Secondary Schools

Lincolnshire has a wide variety of highly rated secondary schools; including grammar schools, state schools and private/independent schools. As there are so many to consider, we have put together a list of some of the best secondary schools that Lincolnshire has to offer. 

  • Bourne Grammar School
  • Healing Science Academy, Grimsby
  • Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School
  • Caistor Grammar School
  • William Farr Church of England Comprehensive School, Lincoln 
  • The King’s School, Grantham
  • Tollbar Academy, Grimsby 
  • Walton Academy, Grantham
  • Kesteven and Sleaford High School Selective Academy
  • Spalding High School
  • Caistor Yarborough Academy
  • Boston High 
  • King Edward VI Grammar School, Louth
  • Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Horncastle

Guide to Colleges in Lincolnshire

There is a positively vast range of high achieving colleges and sixth forms in Lincolnshire. College is a vital place for the personal and professional development of the next generations leaders, thinkers and innovators – and we’ve listed some of the best ones in the county.

Guide to Universities in Lincolnshire

Last but certainly not least, is the sheer range of exceptional higher education establishments in Lincolnshire. From agricultural studies to recording studios and business investment enterprises: there’s something for everyone in Lincolnshire’s universities.

Lincoln Universities

Despite its seemingly rural location, Lincolnshire is home to a whopping 6 universities: with half of them situated in the vibrant city of Lincoln. These include:

What else is there to love about Lincolnshire?

Our magnificent county has plenty to offer both residents and visitors. Find out more below: