Lancaster Royal
Grammar School


Lancaster Royal Grammar School is consistently placed among the top state schools in the country and is one of the leading state boarding schools in the UK. The high standard of achievement of our pupils and the inspirational teaching by our staff mean that our A-level and GCSE results are exceptionally high.

Three-quarters of our A-level results are regularly A* - B grade and the vast majority of our leavers go on to their first choice university, many of them to the most competitive institutions, including 10-12 each year to Oxford and Cambridge.  Around 40% of GCSE entries achieve one of the top two grades, 9 or 8 and 70% achieve one of the top three grades, 9 to7.

We are consistently placed in the top 2% of UK state schools at GCSE and A-level.  

To access the School Performance Tables published by the Department for Education please click on this link.

To see our most recent exam results, click on the attachments.

2020 A-level Results 

Students achieved top A and A* grades in more than half of all the exams that they sat. Over 78% of all results were graded A*, A or B.

Headmaster Dr Chris Pyle said, “Our Sixth Formers deserve huge congratulations for the hard work that has gone into these fabulous results.  We are very proud of every single one of them for their achievements. These students have contributed to a fantastic culture of academic achievement, extra-curricular commitment and leadership opportunities within the school.  Some students have come through difficult personal circumstances to achieve very impressive results.  We are delighted at their success”

Sarah Haigh, Head of Sixth Form said: “This year group has been a delight to work with and fully deserve these superb results. They have a wide range of exciting options lined up for next year and we wish them success and happiness in these next steps.”

2020 GCSE Results

This year's results showed a further improvement on last year, with 70% all pupils gaining at least seven grades 7, 8 and 9 in their GCSEs (the equivalent of former A and A* grades). 

47% of results across all subjects were awarded the very top 8 and 9 grades.  More than forty students are celebrating seven or more grades 8 and 9, including eight students who achieved 10 or 11 GCSEs at grade 8 and 9. 

Headmaster Dr Chris Pyle said: “It is fantastic to see the energy and hard work of all our pupils recognised in these excellent grades.  Congratulations to our students on an excellent set of GCSE results, which will be a springboard to their further success at A-level and beyond. 

“We are proud of every single one of our pupils.  Congratulations both to the highest achievers and to all who have worked hard for such well-deserved results. 

“It is a privilege to work with such motivated students.  I am very grateful to all our teachers as well as support staff at Lancaster Royal Grammar School who have helped our pupils towards these achievements.”