Lancaster Royal Grammar School's position as one of the top state schools in the country was endorsed by the last Ofsted inspection, in 2007. These were some of the headline findings:
- In Key Stage 3, students make outstanding progress and the results in the national tests are exceptionally high in all subjects.
- The students continue to make outstanding progress in Key Stage 4.
- Attainment in the Sixth Form is well above that found nationally and represents very good progress.
- The students' enthusiasm and enjoyment is a highly significant strength of the school.
- Behaviour is excellent ... and students have very positive attitudes to learning.
- A quite exceptional range of well-attended after-school activities makes an excellent contribution to pupils' physical health and social development.
- This is an outstanding school that provides very good value for money.
To read the report in full, click on the attachment above.
Speaking soon after the publication of the report, Headmaster Andrew Jarman said: "We are delighted with the inspection findings. The report is a great tribute to the abilities of the boys, the selflessness of the staff and the leadership at all levels. It was particularly pleasing that the inspector exceeded his bounds within each section of the report because there was so much he wanted to mention and commend. There were 38 categories graded as ‘outstanding’, and only one with the second 'good' grade, for boarding. This reflected the need to improve some of the older accommodation and the governors have committed themselves to this by building a new boarding house to be opened in September 2008."