Academic excellence through wellbeing and community

LGS pupils recently celebrated the best A-level results for any co-educational independent school in the Midlands, only surpassed by a Birmingham girls’ school, according to the Telegraph national league tables of independent schools: A* 35%; A*/A 70% (national 26.5%); A*-B 91%.

With almost 90% of our leavers excitedly departing for their first choice of university (with a rich array of arts, humanities and science courses, including 9 students heading for Cambridge or Oxford), we have welcomed a record number of new pupils into our Sixth Form, attracted by our reputation for excellence and by the breadth of our Aspire programme. This includes academic enrichment, a leadership course, co-curricular involvement and community service or charity fundraising, ensuring that our pupils leave us as well-rounded, generous human beings, with the skills and qualities needed for success in an ever-changing world.

Headmaster John Watson commented:

We wear these fine accolades with humility, as we know that academic results reflect only one aspect of a school's success. A very strong sense of community and mutual support means that our pupils' wellbeing and happiness remain at the heart of all our endeavours, and in fact underpin their achievements in so many aspects of school life. We are acutely aware of the sacrifices our parents make to afford an LGS education and are very keen, via our means-tested fee remissions, to make such an opportunity as accessible as possible.