Lancaster Royal
Grammar School

Sixth Form - Admissions

To find out more about Sixth Form please read our Sixth Form prospectus

Entry requirements 

All UK applicants

The entry requirement for Year 12 (Lower Sixth) is at least six grade 6s or better in the GCSE examinations plus a minimum of grade 5 in both English Language and Mathematics.  Students need a minimum of a grade 6 in any subject to be taken to A-level.   A grade 7 (equivalent of an A) or above is required for A-level Mathematics and a grade 8 for Further Mathematics (available as a fourth A-level). Studying 4 A-levels is available to pupils who achieve grade 8 or above in five or more subjects.

If you would like to apply for a place in our Sixth Form in 2020 please complete the online application form here. 

The deadline for applications is 1 February 2020. We can still accept applications after this date but certain subject combinations may no longer be possible.

Overseas applicants

We will accept an equivalent level of performance in your country’s exams and will require verification of results by your school. A report supporting your application from your current school will also be very important.  Please note that we can only accept overseas students who are UK or EU passport holders.

Entrance procedures

Internal applicants

Current LRGS Year 11 students do not have to fill in an application form to join the Sixth Form at LRGS but they will be asked to complete a personal statement and attend an interview.  Their form tutors will advise and guide them through this process.  The same entry requirements apply to internal and external applicants.

External applicants

Every year we welcome up to 60 students, boys and girls, from other schools at LRGS Sixth Form.

There is no entrance exam to join the Sixth Form but you do need to fill in an online application form. 

See Entry Requirements above. There are no tuition fees.

If you are from a local, or fairly local school, we will send you a conditional offer. The conditions will be, of course, your GCSE results and a satisfactory report from your current school.

After results are published in August, please contact the school and we hope to be able to confirm your place over the phone. You will then simply need to attend the Sixth Form Registration Day in early September. 

Sixth Form Bursaries are available to students at LRGS Sixth Form - to find out more click here.

Boarding applicants

We will be welcoming girls into boarding from September 2020.

If you are applying for a boarding place, we will consider your application as quickly as possible. We will ask for a reference from your current school and we will give you an indication of whether we think we will be able to take you.

Sixth Form boarding fees for 2019/20 are £4,300 per term.  Please note that boarding places for external candidates at Sixth Form level are limited. Read our boarding pages to find out more about Sixth Form boarding at LRGS.  Please contact Mrs Emma Jones if you wish to visit the boarding facilities or make a boarding application. 


If you have any further questions relating to the Sixth Form entry procedure, please contact Carol Haywood on 01524 580529

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