LGS named Sunday Times top 2024 independent and top for academic performance in the East Midlands

Leicester Grammar School is delighted to receive these two prestigious awards, as they reflect the inspiration, ambition and care which underpin the happiness and success of our community.

Our A-level results this year placed us as the top co-educational independent school in the whole of the Midlands; almost 90% of pupils met offers for their first choice of university, with nine proceeding to Oxford or Cambridge. 16 pupils achieved ten or more top [9] grades at GCSE, with a remarkable six winning national Arkwright engineering scholarships for their Sixth Form studies. Amongst other accolades, a group of three Sixth Formers came runners-up in the global Earth Prize, from 1,150 schools in 116 countries, winning $25,000 to invest in an environmental sustainability project for farmers in developing countries.

LGS is a happy, vibrant and diverse community in which pupils thrive on mutually supportive relationships and amazing opportunities. Our pupils become self-starters who achieve outstanding outcomes as a result of the culture of care which we create. We have recently completely remodelled our medical suite and well-being facilities to support increased provision for pastoral care as part of our ongoing commitment to fostering positive mental and physical well-being for all members of our school community. Our pupils emerge as generous and naturally confident young adults, keen to make a lasting difference to the world in which they live.

Headmaster, John Watson, commented:

There is a palpable sense of bright children all wanting to give of their best and be their best, supported by teachers who know what makes them tick as human beings  - it's a real 'can-do' approach, even when things don't always go to plan! We love curious pupils who ask us challenging questions!

The deadline for January's entrance examination for Years 6 - 10 is Monday 4 December, and interviews for Sixth Form applicants will begin in the new year. Please visit: https://www.lgs-senior.org.uk/admissions