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Lichfield Cathedral School, Staffordshire

School Details
The Palace,
The Close,
United Kingdom,
WS13 7LH

Tel: +44 1543 306170
Fax: +44 1543 306176

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Head Teacher:
Mrs Susan Hannam

Mrs Saundra Slater

Accreditations and affiliations:
Religious affiliation:
Church of England
Teaching languages:
Age Range & Fees
3 - 18
Day Fees
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
Number of Pupils
School Boy
School Girl
Full board
Number of Staff
Full Time
Part Time
GCSE Pass Rate - age 16
At Grades A* to C
Pass Rate - age 18
courses are offered for age 18 exams
Higher Education
Pupils who went on to Higher Education or took Gap Year

Method of Entry:

Scholarship exam, Taster days, Interview, Audition, Assessment, Report from previous school, This is a non-selective school, Visit school, GCSE results, Entry test or exam, Please apply to school, Voice trial, Trial day at school

Scholarships & Bursaries:

Siblings, Sport, Other scholarships, Music, All-rounder, Means tested bursaries, Art, Drama, Clergy/Ministers, 6th Form, Academic, Senior school entry, Choral, Financial need, Other bursaries, Armed forces discounts or bursaries

What we offer

  • ICT
  • Design technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Economics
  • Government/Politics
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • Psychology
  • Business studies
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Latin
  • German
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Cricket
  • Netball
  • Touch rugby
  • Swimming
  • Rugby
  • Table tennis
  • Athletics
  • Tennis
  • Cross-country
  • Fitness training
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Martial arts
  • Rounders
  • Basketball
  • Badminton
  • Archery
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Adventure training
  • Chess
  • Drama productions
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Young Enterprise
  • Dance
  • First aid/life savers
  • Language club
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Percussion
  • Corps of drums
  • Jazz
  • School bus service
  • Particular diets
  • Before school/Breakfast club
  • After school club
  • Experience of services' children
  • Experience of international students
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Autistic Spectrum of Difficulties
  • Hearing Impairment (HI)
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
  • Aspergers Syndrome
Although the tradition of educating Lichfield choristers stretches back over 600 years, Lichfield Cathedral School (LCS) was founded in 1942 to include non-choristers. Since that time it has grown considerably and is now a fully independent co-educational school for boys and girls between the ages of 21/2 and 18.

Class sizes throughout the school are kept small with high staff ratios to ensure that each child receives individual care and attention. The Junior School for ages 21/2 to 7 is based in Longdon Green, just outside Lichfield in a wonderful six acre site, with well-resourced, purpose-built classrooms. The Middle and Senior Schools and the Sixth Form Centre occupy several buildings in the Cathedral Close, one being the magnificent 17th Century Palace which was the home of the Bishops of Lichfield until 1952. High quality teaching and dedicated resources enable specialist learning across all subjects.

Academic achievement is strong across the school, with outstanding results at GCSE and A Level. Sixth Formers have bespoke support for UCAS and apprenticeship applications and all leavers have been offered a place on the course of their choice.

Sport is thriving, with 300+ competitive fixtures per year in football, rugby, hockey, swimming, netball, rounders, tennis, cricket, cross-country and athletics. 93% of pupils in Years 5 to 9 have represented the school in one of 15 different sports. A development programme for elite athletes ensures those with exceptional potential are nurtured accordingly.

The link with the Cathedral remains strong with weekly school prayers and regular services. Boy choristers sing in the Cathedral four or five times per week, the girl choristers sing weekly and they both share weekend services. All choristers enjoy substantial scholarships provided by the Dean and Chapter and the School.

The general ethos of the School is that of a family community where Christian values are upheld and, whilst most pupils are members of the Church of England, children of other denominations and religions are welcomed.

The school offers scholarships for entry to Year 7, Year 9 and Year 12 in the following areas: academic, sport, music, art/design, drama and all round. Means-tested bursaries are available to support children throughout the school.

Parents are encouraged to contact the School for a conducted tour and meeting with the Headmistress or to attend any of the LCS Open Events held throughout the year.
  • 26th January 2019 - Be A Chorister For A Day for children in Years 3-6
  • 8th February 2019 - Senior School Open Morning
  • 9th February 2019 - Chorister Auditions
  • 13th February 2019 - Welcome Wednesday Pre-School & Junior open morning
  • 20th March 2019 - Welcome Wednesday Pre-School & Junior open morning
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