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Welcome from the headteacher mrs cahalin

Thank you for your interest in Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School. We are a forward-looking, selective state school with academy status and have an outstanding record of promoting high achievement.

Whilst we have achieved Outstanding judgements in our last four Ofsted inspections, we regularly analyse our performance and seek new ways to enhance learning opportunities for our students.

With around 900 students on roll, including 305 in the Sixth Form, we are in a position to offer a wide curriculum; including three languages in Year 7. The vast majority of our students make very good progress and we use a range of data measures in school to set challenging targets. Behaviour and attendance are excellent at LGGS and our girls are highly motivated, keen and enthusiastic.

A major strength of our school is our pastoral structure. Our students are very well supported by Form Tutors, Heads of Key Stage, Learning Mentors and a Well-being Coordinator. We promote emotional and physical well-being and currently have the best range of sporting opportunities ever on offer at LGGS. Our Duke of Edinburgh programme, which builds resilience and team work, continues to grow very successfully. New leadership initiatives in Key Stage 4 encourage pupils to reflect on their own personal qualities and achievements as well as celebrate their individuality and talents. Other projects in school are designed to improve well-being and develop resilience, teaching our pupils to reflect and learn from setbacks and to always aim high.

Whilst we are confined to a small campus in the centre of the city, we make full use of every available space. The school has recently benefited from a number of improvements to its facilities including a purpose built Sixth Form Centre. As an International School we value our links with a range of schools in Europe and further afield. We currently have links with schools in France, Germany, Japan, Spain, and China.

Our intake into Year 7 has increased to 140. We are heavily oversubscribed and admission is by an entrance test. On entry, girls are placed in five forms and are taught in forms for most subjects whilst in Years 7 and 8.  Sixth Form students organise a whole host of events for younger students including the annual Performing Arts and Music Festivals. Each year, we recruit around fifty new students to Year 12 and almost every student continues into the Sixth Form after Year 11. Whilst Maths, Biology and Chemistry are the most popular A-levels, Arts, Languages and Humanities subjects are also common choices for our students.

Mrs Jackie Cahalin



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    Holland Hockey Tour has departed! Travelling in style with
  • @lancastergirls - 18th Oct

    Thank you to the LGGS History Society for their inspiring assemblies this week to celebrate Black History month.
  • @lancastergirls - 18th Oct

    Well done to our Year 9 pupils who have been raising money for the Indonesian tsunami appeal through henna hand painting.
  • @lancastergirls - 16th Oct

    LGGS Speech Day at the Great Hall, Lancaster University Tickets now available online from
  • @lancastergirls - 10th Oct

  • @lancastergirls - 3rd Sep

    The new term starts on Tuesday 4th September. Years 8 to 11 and Year 13 should come into school for 11.20. We look forward to seeing you!
  • @lancastergirls - 23rd Aug

    CONGRATULATION TO OUR GCSE STUDENTS 'It has been a challenging year for students who are the first to experience the new style GCSEs in most of their exams ... I am very proud of the achievement of all our students.' Mrs Cahalin, Headteacher
  • @lancastergirls - 23rd Aug

    CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR AMAZING YEAR 13 STUDENTS for achieving such fantastic results! Wishing you a very happy future from everyone at LGGS
  • @lancastergirls - 17th Aug

    Huge congratulations... Thoroughly deserved
  • @lancastergirls - 19th Jul

    Honduras 2018
  • @lancastergirls - 18th Jul

    MUSIC FESTIVAL 18 July (TONIGHT) Please Note: All tickets have now sold out for this event ... there will be no tickets available on the door. We are sorry for any disappointment this may cause. Ticket holders: performances start at 6.30pm - please be in your seats by 6.20pm.
  • @lancastergirls - 13th Jul

    SUNSHINE AT LGGS ... Having loads of fun with a yellow mufti day in support of St John's Hospice
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