Lancaster Royal
Grammar School

Headmaster's Blog

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  • 14/11/18

    Endings and beginnings

    “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! 
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  • 12/11/18

    A place for unhistoric acts

    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. 
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  • 09/11/18

    A great tradition - an eventful journey!

    We held a brilliant reunion of former pupils and staff last week at St John’s College, Cambridge. There was a good mixture of recent and not-so-recent leavers, and plenty of cheerful conversation!
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  • 06/11/18

    On being the right size

    As a teenager interested in natural history, I read biologist JBS Haldane’s famous essay: “On being the right size.” Why are insects so small? Why do trees grow to 30 feet, but rarely 300 feet? 
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  • 31/10/18

    Only connect!

    “Only connect” was the great motto of novelist E.M. Forster. It is excellent advice in schools as well.  Fifty teachers gathered in Blackburn last week to watch a primary maths lesson in the hall of Lammack Primary School. We had travelled from across Lancashire, but th...
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  • 30/10/18


    All communities teach and transmit values. That is the deepest purpose of a school.  Our ancient motto is one statement of our values. You will lead – do so for the benefit of others. Lead in order to serve: Praesis ut prosis. 
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