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The prep class sang to us in French. Sixth form classes varied from one-on-one in German to three studying Politics. All focused. For such an academic hothouse there’s a very relaxed, happy feel to the place. The children we met were all very welcoming, friendly and engaging, more than happy to chat. ‘Well rounded individuals, confident but not arrogant, such a good reflection on the school,’ said a parent. ‘I chose the school because it is…

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Welcome to our school. I extend a very warm welcome to you to come and visit Leicester Grammar School. I believe that when you do you will experience an atmosphere where the individual can develop his or her talents to the full. Here, there is collective pride in our achievements, with the first priority being to develop the individuals academic potential. Opportunities in music, drama and sport are given prominence because we believe that, through involvement in a wide range of extra-curricular activities, the individual personality can grow and our pupils will then be able to leave us with the confidence that they can meet the challenges of the modern world.

The entrance examinations for Leicester Grammar School consist of: ages 10-14 Verbal Reasoning, English and Maths; post 16 - Minimum of 2 A grades, 4 B grades (or 777, 666) and an interview.

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Since April 2019 John Watson, previously head of Bablake School in Coventry. Degree from Oxford in classics and modern languages, PGCE from Exeter and advanced certificate in educational management from Leicester. He has also been head of department at Sevenoaks and Millfield and deputy head at Trinity School, Croydon. He was hugely respected by Bablake parents and pupils, not least because of an abseil down the school tower.


Entry at year 7 based on pre-assessment day plus an entrance exam covering maths, English and verbal reasoning. Some candidates interviewed. Over half come from Leicester Grammar Junior School. There is no automatic transfer; all sit the entrance exam. Another 20 or so come from the prep class that is a year 6 group taught within the senior school. These children come from local primaries and gain...

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