The Five Key Elements
Teaching and Learning
The continuing need to bring together the brightest minds, both boys and staff, and providing the best available teaching and learning environments. Improved teaching and common room facilities are the essentials here. In addition to the traditional classroom environment, we anticipate that, in the future, less formal areas (social learning zones) will become more important as the distinction between staff and senior pupils continues to blur.
Ensuring social mobility and social mix within the school. We wish to preserve the social mobility so prized by grammar schools by ensuring that places at LRGS remain available on merit to any boy from any street in the Lancaster district. A new primary school masterclass programme (Inspirus) together with our existing Lune Scholarship scheme will help us achieve this.
Enhancing the Sixth Form and establishing LRGS as an international school for post-16 education. Our sixth form already has a high reputation. We now intend to make it more international – there is scope for growth, both in terms of numbers and mix.
Developing facilities to share with the Lancaster community. Our proximity to Lancaster provides considerable potential for greater sharing of facilities with the local community. There is great scope for partnership and collaboration to cement the school’s place and involvement with the City.
Providing an example in terms of sustainable development investing in buildings of high quality with outstanding environmental credentials. It would be excellent to think that the school’s architecture could once again be considered iconic.