Lancaster Royal
Grammar School

Sixth Form Boarding

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LRGS has a vibrant coeducational Sixth Form of 400 students.  As one of the top grammar schools in the country, our students consistently attain a high level of academic achievement.  

Around three-quarters of our A-level results are at A*, A or B grade and almost all of our leavers go on to university, many of them to the most competitive institutions, including 10–13 students per year to Oxford and Cambridge.

Our Results page gives a detailed breakdown of our most recent  A-level results by subject, and shows university destinations.

Our latest Ofsted inspection found that 'Attainment in the Sixth Form is well above that found nationally' and rated the school 'Outstanding' across all categories.  


Please visit the Virtual Sixth Form Open Evening if you are not able to join us in person.


With competitive fees, only £5,218 per term in 2023-24, LRGS is an excellent alternative to the independent sector.  We do not offer Scholarships for Sixth Form, however, there are external agencies and charities that are able to assist with fees such as the Emmott Foundation. Founded in 1961, the Emmott Foundation is a charity whose objective is to give grants for educational purposes. Grants are made to enable students to remain at their present fee-paying school for their sixth-form years. This may be an independent school or a state boarding school. The students will normally have high academic standards and their parents or guardians will no longer be able to meet their planned financial commitments for education as a result of a sudden or unexpected family crisis such as death, accident, severe illness, divorce, desertion or loss of employment. In exceptional cases, where need is demonstrably great, the Trustees will consider applications from those with lower academic ability. Consideration will also be given to cases where there is a major educational, social or pastoral problem. The Education Officers will be happy to advise on the viability of such applications. Click here for more information or contact them via email.


Tom says: "I joined LRGS  as a weekly boarder as I made a conscious decision to choose the best option for myself.  Boarding benefits me more than coming to LRGS as a day pupil by simplifying my daily routine.  It effectively gives me more sleep, I have a cooked breakfast prepared for me every day and there is no lengthy bus journey home after rugby training, which would mean not getting home until 7pm.

I really enjoy living in the boarding house.  There is a wealth of support in the boarding community, mainly from upper years who supported me when I was younger and now that I am in Upper Sixth I can help and support the younger boys,  both academically and with extra-curricular activities too.

The allocated prep times have given me a huge boost in grades, it just makes it so much easier to get on with work and the teachers tend to run extra revision sessions in the run up to exams which is really helpful.’.

There are many opportunities as a Sixth Form boarder but primarily you have a place to relax and work during free periods and your own desk space which really helps me to focus.  I can easily say the person I am now is because of the social development I have undergone as a boarder.  Over the past four years I've been able to live with a mix of age groups in a relaxed and democratic atmosphere.  It's saved me money too (unlikely as it sounds!), as you effectively get a free gym and pool membership through evening use of the sports facilities.

To summarise the advantages of boarding I’d say it’s easy to work, there is a great social side to life in the boarding house and it’s a great advantage being able to use the facilities on site.  Living in the boarding house community has enabled me to become more confident and I can now easily hold a conversation and chat to anyone!"

Becoming a Sixth Form Boarder

Justin says: "Moving over to a country halfway across the world seemed a very daunting change at first, however after being here a year I can happily say that it’s been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Being in boarding has been such an amazing experience as I’ve made many great memories and built many strong friendships. The staff within the house have been so welcoming and really make me feel like I’m at home despite being a new student. Outside of boarding the teachers have all been very supportive in helping me to settle in with the rest of the year. The teacher-student relationship is very positive in sixth form.
Outside of academics, I’m involved with first team football, however I also try my best in getting involved with other clubs and societies such as the Shares4schools team or getting involved with rugby every once in a while. What separates LRGS from other schools is the consistent results they achieve every year. After visiting on a tour in Year 11, it’s been the go to place for me as I felt so impressed with what the school offered in terms of academics with a strong and steady path to further education. Talks from Old Lancastrians and external speakers have assisted in my decision to study a business and economics degree at university."

Pupils are well focussed and take every opportunity to develop skills and prepare for their futures