Sixth Form Boarding
LRGS has a vibrant coeducational Sixth Form of 350 students. As one of the top grammar schools in the country, our students consistently attain a high level of academic achievement. We are excited to be welcoming girls and boys into boarding from September 2020.
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 10-12% to Oxford and Cambridge.
Our Results page gives a detailed breakdown of our most recent A-level and Cambridge Pre-University 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.
Lancaster Royal Grammar School invites applications for Sixth Form boarding scholarships which will be awarded for academic or extra-curricular excellence. These new boarding scholarships are open to internal students progressing from Year 11 to the Sixth Form and to external students applying for Lower Sixth entry in September 2020. Up to three scholarships will be awarded for September 2020. Each scholarship has a value of £1500 per year (£500 per term) in fee reduction, and the scholarship will apply for both the Lower and Upper Sixth years subject to satisfactory sustained performance. We are looking for students who excel academically or in an extra-curricular activity and who show promise as leaders amongst their peers. Boarding scholars will hold high personal standards of conduct and motivation. They will serve as excellent role models in both the LRGS boarding community and the wider school.
Sixth Form Open Evening
The Sixth Form Open Evening takes place in mid-October. If you miss our open evening, please read our Sixth Form Prospectus for more information about our entry requirements and please get in touch to arrange a tour.
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