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It is with much sorrow that we are marking the death of Reece Holt at the age of 13.
“I can’t believe I’m writing this now,” one of his friends wrote in the book of memories for Reece, “and not in 80 years’ time.”
Reece had a big impact on the school. He was the most positive... read more
A fascinating presentation evening recently brought together key figures from business, arts, the City Council, Lancaster University and – most excitingly – the Eden Project, with their spectacular plans for Eden North. Together they painted this inspiring picture of our city... read more
Cultural intelligence (“CQ”) describes our ability to connect amidst cultural diversity: our thirst to learn from those different from ourselves.
The world is speeding up and getting smaller, with “CQ” an increasingly important professional skill.
Professor Peter Dornan made... read more
We are very much looking forward to welcoming Sixth Form girls to LRGS next September.
We will offer something unique in our region: a coeducational Sixth Form with exceptional academic standards and all-round opportunities; and a very welcoming community, large enough to offer... read more
September is exciting, especially for day pupils and boarders new to the school. Like any major step in life, though, starting a new year and new school may bring some healthy trepidation.
The geologist John Wesley Powell was a pioneer of the American West and led the first... read more
LRGS is all about the best of the old and the new. It was excellent last weekend to host a reunion for former pupils who left school fifty years ago – and wonderfully for some of their teachers as well.
Some have retained close links and been back to the school many times,... read more
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