Welcome to Lancaster Royal Grammar School

An outstanding alternative to the independent sector

I am delighted that you are considering Lancaster Royal Grammar School for your son.

We are one of the UK's top grammar schools for boys. As a state school, education is free for all pupils. We are a successful state boarding school, rated as 'outstanding' across all categories by Ofsted.  Boarding at Lancaster Royal Grammar School costs only about a third of the fees payable at independent schools.  For these reasons, we believe we are an outstanding alternative to the independent sector.

There are 1000 pupils at the school, including 200 boarders and a thriving Sixth Form of 350 students. We challenge the brightest boys in the North West of England, along with boarders from further afield, to fulfil their potential. 

The values central to Lancaster Royal Grammar School are those of academic and extra-curricular excellence and opportunity, within a diverse and tolerant community: these form the best possible foundation for future life.

Our pupils achieve outstanding exam results (23.5% A* grades at A-level, 30.1% A* grades at GCSE in 2014), and we have a national reputation for sporting excellence.  The atmosphere of the school is vibrant and inspiring – and fun! 

We are particularly proud of the warmth of the relationships between pupils and staff, and of the quality of our pastoral care.

I hope you will be inspired to come and see for yourself what makes Lancaster Royal Grammar School special.

I look forward to meeting you.

Dr C J Pyle

02.09.14 Taking the plunge

The great American explorer and geologist J.W. Powell made the first descent of the Grand Canyon. His journal records the uncertainty of taking the plunge – but also its excitement!

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19.07.14 Telephone campaign

The date of 1472 on our crest celebrates an endowment given to the school many years ago (sadly long since spent!).

Columbus had not yet crossed the Atlantic. The houses of Lancaster and York were fighting the War of the Roses.

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03.07.14 "Growth Mindset" at LRGS

“The hallmark of successful people is that they love learning, they seek challenges, they value effort, and they persist in the face of obstacles,” wrote Carol Dweck, Professor of Psychology at Stanford University.

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