Friday, 1 October 2010

Lancaster Girls' Grammar School (LGGS)


LGGS gained Technology College status in 1995, and Language College status in 2007, and has been consistently ranked among the top twenty performing secondary schools in the country. 2008, for example, saw excellent results at GCSE with the percentage of A*/A grades at 78%. Their average point score of 601 placed them at 17th in the best state schools tables (Daily Telegraph). 6 girls gained 11 A* grades and 10 A* grades were gained by another 6 pupils.[1]

In the Lancaster Girls' Grammar School there is a house system. The students are arranged into Houses by surname. The Houses are named after the cities with links to Lancaster:

  • Aalborg represented by the colour blue
  • Perpignan represented by the colour green
  • Rendsburg represented by the colour red
  • Lublin represented by the colour yellow

The Houses provide a competitive spirit between girls and are the basis for many inter-house competitions throughout the year.

The sixth form are encouraged to wear regular (i.e. non-uniform) clothes.

The school was founded in 1907 as the Storey Institute

Ofsted’s view of our school

The school has an excellent climate for learning and sets very high standards both in terms of

academic achievement and personal development. The girls’ attitudes to learning, their

relationships with one another, and their behaviour and attendance are exemplary.

The high quality of the teaching ensures pupils make excellent progress and also fosters a love of

learning. The curriculum is very broad and balanced and meets the needs of the pupils very

effectively. The school’s specialist status has had a positive impact on the curriculum and has

contributed to the high standards. The provision of enrichment and extra-curricular activities is

exceptional and ensures that the pupils have a rich education. The provision for care, guidance and

support is similarly outstanding and all pupils receive excellent advice about their progress and the

next stages of their education.

Leadership and management are outstanding and ensure the school provides very good value for

money. The headteacher’s contribution to the school’s success is exceptional. The senior

leadership team work effectively with the staff and governors to ensure high standards are

maintained. The strengths identified at the previous inspection have been maintained and built

upon and the capacity for sustained improvement in the future is excellent. Parents and pupils are

very positive about the school and recognise the high quality of its educational provision.

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