Lancaster Royal
Grammar School

Sixth Form

LRGS is a successful state day and boarding school, with a vibrant coeducational Sixth Form of 400 students.  As one of the top grammar schools in the country, our Sixth Form 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 10-12% to Oxford and Cambridge.

Our Results page gives a detailed breakdown of our most recent AS and 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 Sixth Form 'Outstanding'.  

To access the School Performance Tables published by the Department for Education please click on this link.

The Sixth Form Open Evening takes place on Thursday 26 September 2024 from 5.30pm - 7.30pm. 

Please read our Sixth Form Prospectus look at the Virtual Open Evening and please get in touch to arrange a tour.

Joining the Sixth Form

Many of our students have been with us since Year 7, but every year we welcome about 80 new students, some as boarders, from schools in Lancashire, Cumbria and further afield, directly into the Sixth Form. See our Admissions page for further details of how to join.

As a state boarding school, education is free for all students and we also offer affordable weekly boarding for boys and girls at highly competitive rates.  This is a popular option and a great preparation for university life. We welcome students who have high ambition and who are on track to achieve academic or extracurricular success to apply for our boarding scholarships.

Read what some of our recent leavers' thought about their time at LRGS.


Sixth Form became coeducational in 2019. Each year over 30 girls join us as day pupils. We welcomed girls into boarding from 2020. Sixth Formers will benefit from the different approaches that boys and girls bring to the classroom, providing our students with the best preparation for life beyond school.  

Sixth Form Staff

The following staff are based in the Sixth Form Centre, to guide and support all of our Sixth Form students.

Allen Martin Head of Sixth Form
Rachael Gibson Deputy Head of Sixth Form
Ryan Fisher Deputy Head of Sixth Form
Carol Haywood Sixth Form Administrator

Supportive tutors

"The students' personal development and well-being are outstanding, as is the care and guidance provided" (Ofsted)

Our team of Sixth Form tutors are there to help students cope with the step up from GCSE to A-level and give particular support to new students with their transition to LRGS.  They are there to guide you throughout the university admissions process and, along with our independent careers adviser, will advise you on your best options for the future.

Wide choice of subjects

"Outstanding teaching"


We offer a wide range of challenging A-level courses, from Art and Philosophy to Further Maths and Economics and Computer Science. 

Games is compulsory for all Sixth Form pupils. There is a wide variety of sports to choose from for boys and girls including; rugby, rowing, cross-country, badminton, cricket and football.

Outside the classroom

"The range of extra-curricular activities is extremely impressive"


From high level, competitive rugby, cricket, and cross country to drama, debating, music and the Duke of Edinburgh Award, we have a wide range of extra-curricular activities to suit all tastes. See our Activities and Sports pages. All Sixth Form students have Games lessons on Wednesday afternoons.

Life at LRGS Sixth Form means working hard, but as you will see on the following pages, we have a lot of fun too.