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  • Lancaster Girls' Grammar School
    Regent Street
    Lancaster
    LA1 1SF
  • Head: Mrs J S Cahalin
  • T 01524 581661
  • F 01524 846220
  • E lggs@lggs.lancs.sch.uk
  • W www.lggs.org.uk
  • A state school for girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Lancashire
  • Pupils: 909; sixth formers: 307
  • Religion: None
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 2nd July 2009
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 9th March 2006
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Busy girls, hardly a moment when they are not occupied, thriving on the many challenges and opportunities. Hint of academic snobbery from a few – a little dismissive of 'less academic' subjects at A level; however 'You can be yourself here,' they say, and appear happy in that. Girls genuinely feel they have a voice on the school council and have been actively involved in uniform updates. Relaxed but far from lax - great emphasis on trust, self-discipline and good old-fashioned… 

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What the school says...

Entrance examination administered by school (maths, VR and English).

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Design & Technology Electronic Products at an English Grammar School (GCSE)

School associations

State grammar school

What The Good Schools Guide says

Headteacher

Since 2007, Mrs Jackie Cahalin BA (40s), a historian, three previous years as deputy head at LGGS, only the ninth head in the school's 100+ year history. A friendly, calm yet authoritative presence, she clearly enjoys the company of the girls, and this appears to be reciprocated.

Academic matters

Very sound – one of the top 20 schools nationally, aspirations to be in the top 10. Excellent results at GCSE (69 per cent A*/A grades in 2016). A levels very impressive too (71 per cent A*/B grades and 48 per cent A*/A grades in 2016). Strong languages (French, German, Spanish), has language college status and more recently international school status awarded by the British Council. Latin before school – 'dawn Latin' – is oversubscribed.

Large numbers of girls opt for sciences in the...

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Special Education Needs

At LGGS we aim to enable pupils with special educational needs to reach their full potential and to be included fully in the school community. Our careful monitoring of pupils enables us to identify and support pupils with specific learning difficulties. Individual Education Plans are used for target setting and provide information for staff and parents on appropriate strategies. We currently have three girls with statements in school who benefit from additional learning support in some lessons. With all our pupils, we encourage the development of positive attitudes to all aspects of learning through the provision of stimulating and challenging opportunities, on a “whole school” basis, including extra-curricular activities The very nature of a selective Grammar School means that effective provision for the very able is possible within the mainstream curriculum. Naturally the very able also benefit from key strength of the wide range of extra-curricular activities and extra subject provision, for example, GCSE Dance and Mandarin Chinese are offered after school.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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