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Les Misérables sings the turbulent stories of those caught up in the uprisings of nineteenth century France. Here is betrayal, loss and unrequited love – and redemption, forgiveness and hope. Each character struggles with the brokenness of a life far from the purity of their... read more
Snow days are different here.
We often see the Lake District turn white, but we’re close to the coast and snow rarely settles in Lancaster.
So this winter we’ve escaped the snowdrifts, although we had enough for some snowballs – and some transport concerns.
As a boarding... read more
John Gardyner left provision in his will for his water mill (leased in 1469) to fund Lancaster’s grammar school in perpetuity. This was 15th Century corporate social responsibility, and Gardyner was our first social entrepreneur!
One hundred years later, however, “Extreeme... read more
Lancaster Royal Grammar School has been a boarding school since medieval times.
Our first known boarder was a certain Adam de Preston, mentioned in a court case in 1292. Adam had been sent to “Thomas le Scholemaystre of Lancaster,” and boarded with the Schoolmaster.
However,... read more
… isn’t just about coping with the trials of life; it is also about taking advantage of its opportunities.
We have developed an increasingly explicit focus on well-being at LRGS.
Pupils absorb the school’s values, of course: from committed teachers; through music and sport;... read more
A group of governors and staff met before the start of term to look ahead at the school’s plans and priorities.
One governor said that a neighbour had asked him: “Is it expensive?”
No, it isn’t expensive. We are a state school and education is free.
That group’s shared... read more
It never eases you in gently. No matter how well prepared you are, the start of September is always nought-to-sixty!
The first weekend of term looked like this.
The LRGS Big Band were brilliant, playing at Lancaster Brewery in the Lancaster Jazz Festival; rugby teams from... read more
“Do you know what schools run on?” the Head asked me, with a slightly forbidding air, as I accepted my very first responsibilities in school management. “Goodwill. And don’t you forget it!”
There’s a bit more to it than that. A longer list might start with:
Timetables... read more
“To make an end is to make a beginning,” wrote TS Eliot.
It has been lovely to host Year 6 transition afternoons recently – the end of primary school approaching, and the beginning of a new adventure!
Meanwhile the Upper Sixth head on towards their own new beginnings at the... read more
The Manchester bomb felt very close indeed to some of the LRGS community. Many of our pupils and parents know people who were at the concert or were directly affected by that terrible event.
The Bishop of Manchester said: “Today is a day to mourn, to pray, and to reaffirm our... read more