Lancaster Royal
Grammar School

Sixth Form Admissions

Applications for day places in Sixth Form in September 2022 have now closed. Applications can be received after this date however we cannot guarantee that your subject combinations will be available, please contact Mrs Haywood for more information.

We can still accept Sixth Form Boarding applications, please contact Mrs Jones for application details.

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.

The deadline for applications is 31 January 2022. Applications can be received after this date however we cannot guarantee that your subject combinations will be available, 

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 passport holders or hold the EU Settlement Scheme or have a Permit to Reside.

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 80 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 have been 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. 

Boarding scholarships 

If you would like to apply for a boarding scholarship based on academic or extracurricular excellence, please click the relevant box on the online application form. 

These new boarding scholarships are open to internal students progressing from Year 11 to the Sixth Form and to external students applying for Lower Sixth entry in September 2022. Up to three scholarships will be awarded for September 2022.  Each scholarship has a value of £1500 per year (£500 per term) in fee reduction, and the scholarship will apply for both the Lower and Upper Sixth years subject to satisfactory sustained performance. Visit the Boarding Scholarship page for more information.

Sixth Form boarding fees for 2021/22 are £4,628 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 view the boarding facilities or make a boarding application.  


If you have any further questions relating to the Sixth Form entry procedure, please contact Mrs Carol Haywood on 01524 580529 and Mrs Emma Jones for Boarding enquiries on 01524 580632. 

Lancaster Royal Grammar School
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