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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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What the school says...

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.

Mr C King
Headmaster
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Physics at an English Independent School (GCE A level)
  • Excellent performance by Boys taking Physics at an English Independent School (GCE AS level)

Other features

All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

What The Good Schools Guide says

Acting Head

Deputy head (academic), James Rich, is holding the reins during the 2018-19 school year.

The new head from September 2019 will be John Watson, currently 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 taught at Sevenoaks School, Millfield School and Trinity School, Croydon.

Academic matters

This lot are high achievers. In 2017, 74 per cent A*-A/9-7 at GCSE and 47 per cent A*/A at A level, 76 per cent A*-B. Most pupils take 10 or more GCSEs. Chemistry is compulsory - most do all three sciences - as is one language. French, German, Spanish, Latin or Greek are the choices. DT well supported. Caterham provides a kit car to build each year....

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Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

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