Lancaster Royal
Grammar School

About Us

I am delighted that you are considering Lancaster Royal Grammar School for your child. We are one of the UK's top grammar schools. As a state school, education is free for all pupils. We are a successful state boarding school, rated as 'outstanding' for boarding by Ofsted.  Boarding at Lancaster Royal Grammar School costs only about a third of the fees payable at independent schools.  For these reasons, we believe we are an outstanding alternative to the independent sector.

There are 1200 pupils at the school, including 170 boarders and a thriving Sixth Form of 350 students. We challenge the brightest pupils in the North West of England, along with boarders from further afield, to fulfil their potential.

Our Sixth Form is coeducational, and we now welcome Sixth Form girls as boarders as well as in day school.

The values central to Lancaster Royal Grammar School are those of academic and extra-curricular excellence and opportunity, within a diverse and tolerant community: these form the best possible foundation for future life.

Our pupils achieve outstanding exam results (62% A*/A grades at A-level, and 47% 8/9 grades at GCSE in 2021), and we have a national reputation for sporting excellence.  Ten pupils received offers from Oxford and Cambridge universities in 2021. The atmosphere of the school is vibrant and inspiring – and fun!

We are particularly proud of the warmth of the relationships between pupils and staff, and of the quality of our pastoral care.

I hope you will be inspired to come and see for yourself what makes Lancaster Royal Grammar School special.

I look forward to meeting you.

Dr C J Pyle
Head