Method of Entry:
Assessment, Taster days, Audition, Entry test or exam, Visit school, This is a non-selective school, Voice trial, Please apply to school, Trial day at school, Scholarship exam, Interview, Report from previous school, GCSE results
Scholarships & Bursaries:
All-rounder, Financial need, Drama, Clergy/Ministers, Means tested bursaries, Choral, 6th Form, Academic, Armed forces discounts or bursaries, Art, Other bursaries, Sport, Siblings, Senior school entry, Other scholarships, Music
Although the tradition of educating Lichfield choristers stretches back over 600 years, Lichfield Cathedral School (LCS) was founded in 1942. Since that time it has grown considerably and is now a fully independent co-educational school for boys and girls between the ages of 3 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 3 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.
The link with the Cathedral remains strong with a weekly school service. Boy choristers, who sing in the Cathedral nearly every day, board at the school and enjoy substantial scholarships provided by the Dean and Chapter. Girl choristers are currently being introduced to the Choral Foundation and are supported by scholarships provided by the school. The girls remain day pupils who take part in weekly services in the Cathedral.
The school also 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.
Pupils are expected to attain a high standard in all areas of the curriculum. Whilst the school holds an exceptional reputation for our provision in music, particularly our superb choirs, there is no specific type of pupil or student at LCS. Academics, artists, athletes and the adventurous are all welcome.
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.
Parents are encouraged to contact the School for a conducted tour and meeting with the Headmaster or to attend any of the LCS Open Events held throughout the year.
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