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Boarding Orchard Bears Fruit

Tuesday 17th March 2015

Lancaster Royal Grammar School is one of the latest schools to join the Boarding Orchard, a nationwide project run by the Boarding Schools' Association. LRGS welcomed BSA National Director Robin Fletcher to the School recently to plant the first tree in the orchard in the grounds of our newest senior boarding house, School House.

Headmaster Dr Chris Pyle said: 'We... Read more »

'Dinosaur Man' celebrated at LRGS

Tuesday 10th March 2015

The eminent Lancastrian and 'Dinosaur Man' Sir Richard Owen was celebrated at the unveiling of a blue plaque at Lancaster Royal Grammar School recently.

Owen, who attended LRGS from 1809 to 1819, is famous for coining the word 'dinosaur' (Greek for 'terrible lizard') and establishing the Natural History Museum in 1881. The current LRGS Headmaster Dr Chris Pyle said:... Read more »

Shedding light on particle physics

Tuesday 10th February 2015

On Wednesday 4th February, twelve A Level students from the Royal Alexandra and Albert School attended a Particle Physics Master Class. Organised by the Science and Technology Facilities Council, the master class took place in the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) in the Harwell Oxford Science Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire.

The master classes, for students... Read more »

School nurse saves a life

Monday 26th January 2015

Less than two weeks ago, school nurse, Sue Phongsathorn attended a refresher training course on how to use a defibrillator. On Friday she was called to an emergency where she had to use the skills she had learned on the course. In doing so, she saved the life of a child who had collapsed during a football match.

Sue, who is a nurse at the Royal Alexandra and Albert... Read more »

LRGS receives awards for teaching excellence

Friday 16th January 2015

The Good Schools Guide, a leading independent reviewer of schools in the UK, has recently awarded Lancaster Royal Grammar School three subject awards for teaching excellence at AS and A-level.

The Pre-U (A-level equivalent exam) in Business and Management, along with A-level and AS level Classical Greek and A-level Latin were all given an Award for Excellence, based... Read more »

Junior National Trust Wardens

Thursday 8th January 2015

Keswick School boarding students took part in a team building exercise as part of their 'Sky Sports Living for Sports' course recently.

Boarding students Ami, Nirjala and Jasmine wrote: "On Friday 4th December, boarding students from Years 7 – 9 had the good fortune to complete the second part of their Sky Sports course. The first part of the course involved... Read more »

Expert Briefing on Middle East Conflict

Thursday 18th December 2014

Pupils at the Royal Alexandra and Albert School were given a talk about the rise of Islamic State and how it has impacted the UK.

Year 9 pupils have been learning about the geography of conflict in their geography lessons, including conflict in the Middle East. To coincide with this, David and Helen Clamp, who have two children at the School, gave a talk to Year... Read more »

LRGS in top 100 schools list

Tuesday 2nd December 2014

Lancaster Royal Grammar School again featured in a list of the UK's top 100 state schools published by the Sunday Times this week.

With their best ever A-level grades in 2014 (78.2% grades A* to B) the all-boys day and boarding school is one of the best performing state schools in the country, ranked sixth highest (and second highest among boys' state schools) in... Read more »


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