Lancaster Girls' Grammar School

Lancaster Girls' Grammar School
Established 1907
Type Grammar school;
Headteacher Mrs Jackie Cahalin
Location Regent Street
Coordinates: 54°02′45″N 2°48′12″W / 54.04573°N 2.80332°W / 54.04573; -2.80332
DfE URN 136381 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 882
Gender Girls
Ages 11–18
Houses Aalborg(J), Perpignan(K), Rendsburg(L), Lublin(M)
Colours     ,     
Publication LGGS Chronicle (annual)

Lancaster Girls' Grammar School (LGGS) is a selective state grammar school with academy status for girls on Regent Street in Lancaster, England. It first began in order to boost the education of women in the early 1900s and has been doing so ever since.

About LGGS

LGGS gained Technology College status in 1995, and Language College status in 2007, and has been consistently ranked among the top twenty performing secondary schools in the country. 2008, for example, saw excellent results at GCSE with the percentage of A*/A grades at 80%. Their average point score of 601 placed them at 15th in the best state schools tables (Daily Telegraph). 7 girls gained 11 A* grades and 10 A* grades were gained by another 6 pupils.[1]


Recently the school has just passed its centenary year bringing a few changes along with it. The school logo has been updated and the uniform changed along with a new hall added to the main part of the school building.

House system

Lancaster Girls' Grammar school has a House system as girls are sorted into these house in first year, and remain affiliated with them for the rest of their school career. The Houses are named after the twin towns of Lancaster:

The Houses provide a very competitive spirit between girls and are the basis for many inter-house competitions throughout the year, including the Performing Arts Festival, Sports Day and the Music Festival.

As of September 2016, a fifth house will be added.

School Calendar Events

Along with these, there are various balls and dances students can attend, as well as numerous sporting, musical and theatre arts events.


The school was founded in 1907 as the Storey Institute. It was made in an effort to boost girls' education and once was a fee-paying school but this came to a halt after the events of world war 2. The school closed for a short period during this time and some students would sleep in the building although it was not considered a boarding school. Since this time, LGGS has been a thriving part of the Lancastrian community, often taking part in some of the town's main events such as the Lancaster Music Festival and Light Up Lancaster.

Sixth Form

LGGS sixth form is a recognised college, the school's website states:

Notable former pupils

Catherine Gee - Journalist

Dr Leanne Sunter- analyst for the DfE and blogger

See also


External links

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