Lancaster Royal Grammar School

Established in the 13th century, Lancaster Royal Grammar is successful, historic yet modern; one of the UK’s top grammar schools. It is proud of the warmth of relationships between pupils and staff and the quality of pastoral care. It builds the confidence of its pupils by nurturing skills and interests, while upholding academic and extracurricular excellence within a diverse and tolerant community. The school was rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in October 2019 following a rigorous and zero-notice inspection. With boarding fees about a third of those payable at independent schools, the school is an outstanding alternative, for exceptional value.


Geographic Location

The school lies in the historic city Lancaster, close to the Lake District and Morecambe Bay. The extensive grounds, split over two sites, are located next to the picturesque Williamson Park, with its landmark Ashton Memorial. It is under 2½ hours by train from London and is on a direct train line from Manchester airport.

School Facilities

The lower site is made up of some of the most historic buildings dating back to the Victorian era, including Old School which houses the school Library, Sixth Form Centre, Drama Studios and teaching rooms. Other facilities include the Cricket Pavilion, Design and Technology Centre, Science Centres, Art Studios, the Gymnasium and Swimming Pool and the Music studios and Recital Room.

Academic Results

Lancaster Royal Grammar is consistently placed in the top 2% of UK state schools at GCSE and A-level, with around 15 leavers annually going on to Oxford and Cambridge. In 2020, over 78% of all A-Level results were graded A*-B.

Extra-curricular Activities 

The list of societies on offer is constantly changing to reflect the interests of staff and pupils, and has included clubs dedicated to baking, chess, cross country, climbing, Fair Trade, drama, geography, debating, Mandarin, RAF, coding, SciFi and fantasy, and poker.


Location Lancaster, Lancashire
School Types State-funded grammar and boarding
Category Boys 11-18, Co-ed at Sixth Form
Founded Year 1235
Number of Students 1227
School Website
School Address East Road, Lancaster, LA1 3EF Lancashire