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Boston High School » Late Transfer (Mid-Year 12+ and 13+) Entry Information



Boston High School is a selective grammar school for girls in Boston, Lincolnshire. Rated as ‘outstanding’ by OFSTED in regards to behavior, Boston High is operational since 1914 and has become an academy in 2013. [1]


Providing students with a broad and balanced education, the school features an extensive curriculum and a broad programme of extracurriculars. Activities range from chess, orchestra and choir to STEM, netball and Dungeons & Dragons Club, enabling girls to maximise their abilities and make the most out of the time spent on campus.  [2]


Boston High School In-Year Entry (12 Plus & 13 Plus) Admissions Information


The Boston High School standard entry point is 11 Plus. However, the school also accepts applications from pupils interested in Mid-Year (Late) Entry. To assess pupils for late transfer, Boston High School administers the CAT4 online test.


The Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT4) covers four subject areas, each of them evaluating pupils’ Reasoning skills though standardised assessments. 


These tests will be taken at Boston High School and students will be expected to attain an average NPR of 75% and above, with the Verbal and Non-Verbal NPR score being no lower than 75%.


Application forms can be accessed through this page. Please note that only the top 25% applicants (of the relevant age cohort) will be considered eligible for a place. 


Boston High School Late Transfer (In-Year Entry) Exam Information


Address: Spilsby Road, Boston, PE21 9PF

County: Lincolnshire

Admissions info: [email protected] or 01205 350235

School type: Grammar school for girls

Number of students: 800 (approx.)

Exam type / Board: CAT4 


As part of the assessment process for late transfer entry, your child will be asked to complete the CAT4 assessment. 


Based on performance in this test, schools can judge pupils’ progress over the academic year and hence decide on their setting and streaming (according to ability). 


This assessment is an effective way for schools to understand pupils’ strengths and weaknesses and to personalise learning and adapt teaching.


Boston High School Late Transfer (In-Year) Exam Format


The CAT4 assessment will cover Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning.


  • The Verbal Reasoning section examines problem-solving skills using words.


  • The Non-Verbal Reasoning section covers problem-solving using shapes and patterns, rather than words.


  • The Spatial Reasoning section assesses your child’s ability to identify shapes and how they change. 


  • The Quantitative Reasoning section tests their ability to solve problems using numbers.


Boston High School Late Transfer (In-Year) Practice Tests and Courses


Our CAT4 practice tests and courses are highly accurate, ensuring that your child’s preparation is targeted and efficient. Read on to learn more!


CAT4 Practice Tests


Our highly accurate online CAT4 practice tests are available to take online immediately after purchase. Each module is marked automatically and can then be reviewed. Answers and explanations are provided for every question, as well as comparative ranking statistics on a per module basis so that you can precisely determine your child’s strengths and weaknesses.


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CAT4 Practice Test 4


CAT4 Video Courses


The following online video courses cover each section of the CAT4 exam. Each course consists of a series of lessons and step-by-step explanations. These will help your child recognise the underlying patterns to look out for in this assessment and thus master the required Reasoning techniques. These courses cover every possible question type that could potentially come up in the CAT4 test.


CAT4 Quantitative Reasoning Video Course


CAT4 Non-Verbal Reasoning Video Course


CAT4 Spatial Reasoning Video Course


CAT4 Verbal Reasoning Video Course



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