Lancaster Royal
Grammar School


11+ Applications

Applications for 11+ entry as a day pupil in 2020 are now closed. If you wish to apply for a Boarding place please contact Emma Jones

Please note, there are two application forms that must be completed:

1   LRGS Application Form

This is an online application form.  Deadline for LRGS applications for 2020 entry: 9 September 2019.

2   LEA Common Application Form

The LEA Common Application Form should be completed and returned to your son's primary school.  This form is not available from LRGS; it will distributed by your primary school or your home LEA (ie Lancashire if you live in Lancashire, Cumbria if you live in Cumbria, and so on), usually in September of Year 6.

Entrance Tests

To obtain sample papers, please contact GL Assessment.  

GL Assessment have also made some practice papers available online .   

11+ entrance tests take place at LRGS on Saturday 28 September 2019 for 2020 entry. There are three tests: Verbal Reasoning, Mathematics and English. We do not use Non-Verbal Reasoning. The results of the 11+ entrance tests are sent to arrive with parents in early October.

Who is eligible to apply?

The Governors welcome applications to the school from the parents of boys who will be age 11 years on entry.  Applications will also be accepted and considered for admission to Year 7 from parents of boys age under 11 years on 31 August in the year of transfer. However, the Governors will require evidence of exceptional academic ability, together with adequate social and physical development to enable such boys to benefit from accelerated entry.

Priority is given to the sons of parents living within the boundaries of the Administrative City of Lancaster and all those from this area who reach the qualifying standards are offered places. The highest priority will be given to looked after children or previously looked after children.*  The second priority will be given to applicants who are eligible for the Pupil Premium. 

* 'Looked after children' are children who are in the care of the local authority or are being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of its social services functions at the time of making an application to the School. 'Previously looked after children' are children, who were looked after but ceased to be because they were adopted (or became subject of a child arrangements order or special guardian order) immediately following being looked after.

Please read our school Prospectus and Admissions Booklet (below) for more details .

Travel and Transport

Advice on travel and transport is available to download here. There are also directions by car on the Contact page of the website.  Free travel advice is available from Lancashire County Council.

Please get in touch if you require further information.

Contact the Admissions Officer

Mrs E Simmill
Admissions Officer
Lancaster Royal Grammar School
East Road
Lancaster LA1 3EF

Tel: 01524 580629
Fax: 01524 847947


Year 8, Year 9 and Year 10 (12+ 13+ 14+) Applicants

For those wishing to join the school at Year 8, 9 or 10, day or boarding, there is an entrance exam in January. Please contact the Admissions Officer for more information.

Boarding Applicants

We are a state boarding school, with most boarders joining the school at 11+. Boarding applicants should fill in the same application form and ideally, attend the entrance test in September.  However, there is an another opportunity for boarders to be examined in January, if they are late entrants.  Please see our boarding pages for further information.

Overseas Applicants

All overseas applicants must hold a current British or EU passport or have right of residency in the UK. 

Overseas entrants must have a UK-based guardian, usually a relative or friend of the family. There are also guardianship agencies, one of which has a local representative: White House Guardianships, tel: 0044 – 1202 521 100.

Pupils should be fluent in English as the school has no facilities for teaching English as a second language.

If you plan to visit us, you will find full details of a range of accommodation on the Tourist Office’s website. There is a direct, hourly train service from Manchester Airport to Lancaster Station. Further directions to the school are available here.