Lancaster Royal
Grammar School

Headmaster's Blog

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  • 01/04/19

    The Set Run

    The Set Run is at the centre of our Lenten Charity fundraising.  In the last week of term the whole school runs an undulating four mile course, starting on the Memo Fields and ending outside Ashton House.  It may be character-building, but the atmosphere is always cheerful! 
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  • 29/03/19

    Northern Lights

    Frank Cottrell Boyce is the successful children’s writer (Cosmic, Millions, Framed) who scripted the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony. 
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  • 23/12/18

    Reece Holt 2005-2019

    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.”
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  • 21/12/18

    Our Lancaster Story

    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...
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  • 14/12/18

    Cultural intelligence

    Cultural intelligence (“CQ”) describes our ability to connect amidst cultural diversity:  our thirst to learn from those different from ourselves. 
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  • 12/12/18

    Our coeducational Sixth Form

    We are very much looking forward to welcoming Sixth Form girls to LRGS next September. 
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  • 10/12/18

    Not the "Great Unknown"!

    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. 
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  • 09/12/18

    First weekend

    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. 
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  • 09/12/18

    Fifty years on!

    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. 
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  • 07/12/18

    Les Misérables: The power of performance

    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 d...
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  • 05/12/18

    Snow days

    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. 
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  • 04/12/18

    Lernynge and vertu since 1469

    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 Flood...
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