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 schools 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 headteachers contribution to the schools 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.