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BBC Radio chief returns to his old school

Wednesday 26th November 2014

The annual Lancaster Royal Grammar School Speech Day, held at Lancaster Town Hall on Saturday, was once again an impressive and memorable occasion. The guest speaker this year was Bob Shennan, Director of Music and Controller of Radio 2, 6 Music and the Asian Network.

After distributing books and trophies to this year's prize-winners, Mr Shennan entertained the... Read more »

Proud to be Piping

Monday 20th October 2014

The research pointing to the huge advantages of a musical education are well documented, but how can this be squeezed into an increasingly pressurised school day? Our solution – teach pupils the bagpipes!

In March 2014, our Pipe and Drum Band performed for the Queen and Commonwealth Heads of State at Westminster Abbey, and in June 2014 for the Duke of Edinburgh... Read more »

Pupils raise £18000 for charity

Thursday 16th October 2014

Lancaster Royal Grammar School pupils raised an amazing £18000 for charity this year and presented the organisations with their cheques at the School recently.

This amazing total was achieved by a term of fundraising activities by the boys, some individual and many organised by forms, including cake sales, discos and sponsored swims, along with whole school... Read more »

Visit of HRH The Earl of Wessex KG GCVO to Gordon's School

Tuesday 14th October 2014

HRH The Earl of Wessex KG GCVO visited Gordon's School on Friday 10th October 2014. The purpose of the visit was to unveil a plaque which marked the recent restoration of the statue of Victorian Hero, General Charles Gordon astride a camel.

Gordon's School is a State Boarding School for girls and boys aged 11-18 years. Founded in 1885 on the instruction of Queen... Read more »

LRGS cadets remember WW1 fallen

Friday 10th October 2014


Pupils in the Combined Cadet Force at Lancaster Royal Grammar School remembered old boys of the School who were killed in the First World War at a moving ceremony last week.

Accompanied by the band of the King's Division, there was a roll of honour listing all 76 Old Lancastrians who lost their lives in the Great War, many of them barely after leaving... Read more »

Mr Nick Herbert MP visits Steyning Grammar School's Boarders

Thursday 9th October 2014

On Tuesday 7th October, Mr Nick Herbert MP visited Steyning Grammar School for breakfast to meet boarding students and to see what life is like as a boarder at the school.

This visit comes just after the State Boarding School Association issued the largest-ever parent survey of state school boarders, an extremely positive report with 93% of parents confirming that... Read more »

GB rower goes back to school

Wednesday 8th October 2014

Following his success at the recent World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam, where he won a silver medal, Team GB rower Scott Durant visited Lancaster Royal Grammar School last week, to inspire another generation of rowers.

Olympic hopeful Scott attended LRGS from 1999 to 2006, along with his twin brother Mason. They both took up rowing at the school the age of 13.... Read more »

High praise for state boarding from positive parents

Monday 6th October 2014

State boarding schools across the UK have been praised by parents for offering high academic quality, the chance for children to fulfil their potential and good value according to a new independent survey.

The survey by Research Stories for the State Boarding Schools’ Association (SBSA) was completed online by 1,530 parents of boarders in 29 of the UK’s... Read more »

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