Method of Entry:
Audition, Scholarship exam, Assessment, Visit school, Entry test or exam, Please apply to school, Voice trial, Trial day at school, This is a non-selective school, Taster days, Report from previous school, Interview, GCSE results
Scholarships & Bursaries:
Music, Other bursaries, Financial need, Senior school entry, Siblings, Sport, Means tested bursaries, 6th Form, Academic, Choral, Art, Armed forces discounts or bursaries, All-rounder, Other scholarships, Drama, Clergy/Ministers
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.
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