Founded in 1907, Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School (LGGS) is a selective grammar that teaches approximately 900 girls aged 11-18. Now an academy, LGGS has been both a Technology College and a Language College.
LGGS consistently performs well in school league tables and has an excellent reputation for promoting high academic achievement, whilst maintaining a relaxed atmosphere. The school’s four houses are named after towns twinned with Lancaster: Aalbord, Lublin, Perpignan and Rendsburg.
Address: Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School, Regent Street, Lancaster LA1 1SF
Admissions Info: [email protected], 01524 581661
School Type: Girls’ Grammar
Number of pupils: 904 (approx.)
Number of Places in Year 7: 140
Open Evening Date: June
Exam Date: September
Exam Board Type: Lancashire GL Assessment 11 Plus
Year 7 admission to Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School is solely determined by pupil performance in the 11 Plus exam. There are currently 140 places allocated to Year 7 students, although this figure can vary slightly year-to-year. In June, LGGS hosts an open evening for parents and prospective pupils, where you can meet the Headteacher and learn more about the school’s admission process.
The school deals with its Year 7 admissions directly. In cases where there are more applicants than available places in Year 7, the school uses its oversubscription criteria, giving priority to:
Read the school’s admissions booklet for more information about its admissions process.
Parents who wish to register their daughter to sit the Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School 11+ should do so before the exam date. The registration form can be downloaded via the school’s website.
Parents must complete their Local Authority’s Common Application Form (CAF) to ensure their daughter is considered for a Year 7 place. Children will sit the exam in September and parents will receive results in October.
Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School 11 Plus exam is set by GL Assessment. Girls must sit three multiple-choice tests that cover:
All questions contained within these exams are based on the Key Stage 2 curriculum.
As Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School consistently features in the top 20 secondary schools in the UK, it’s little surprise that it is a very popular choice with parents. To maximise your daughter’s chances of success in the LGGS 11 Plus exam, you need to be organised. For an overview of the exam, have a read of our 11 Plus guide for parents, which will give you a better understanding of what your daughter can expect from the tests.
If your daughter’s progress has plateaued, or you’ve noticed knowledge gaps in her learning, try practice test papers. They’re a great way of preparing your child for the 11 Plus exam at LGGS because they help familiarise students with the layout of the tests and can help improve time management.
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The information provided about Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School was believed to be correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the school directly if you are unsure of anything. School contact details are provided within the post.
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