Lancaster Royal
Grammar School

Supporting the School

John Gardyner’s endowment in 1472 stated that the School was “to educate boys in grammar, freely”.  His intentions still resonate today.  Education at LRGS remains free.  Our excellent InspirUS outreach programme, Lune Scholarship Fund and Opportunities Fund are just three ways in which we remain true to John Gardyner’s aim and help us to educate pupils irrespective of background or income.   All three schemes are funded entirely through the generosity of others – by donations from former pupils, parents, staff and friends of the School.

Also thanks to your generosity we have been able to renovate many areas of the school into attractive teaching and study areas for our students.  

In addition, two new science labs have been added and a major refurbishment of Old School House has been completed creating modernised Sixth Form Facilities and new classrooms for the History Department.   Both of these building projects have been made possible through Government funding of £2.3m and closes the current phase of development.

Planning for our next phase of development is under way linking in with 550 years since John Gardyner's benefaction to he school.  We have identified three strands to our plan:

1. Sport and Wellbeing

2. Academic excellence

3. Outreach and Access

Working with the Head and our Development and Campaign Chairman, Geoff Ellis, together with a team of parents and alumni, we are creating an ambitious and exciting plan that will be our foundation for the next 550 years.

Thank you so much to everyone who is supporting the school by donating to the various projects in our Development Programme.   We are amazed by the generosity that we receive.

If you would like to help us by contributing to our Development plans please contact:

Jenny Cornell, Development Office, LRGS, East Road, Lancaster LA1 3EF

Tel: 01524 580608  Email: