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Lichfield Cathedral School

The Palace, The Close, Lichfield, Staffordshire, England WS13 7LH

Age Range & Fees

Age Range3 to 18
Annual Day Fees *£5385 to £14370
Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *£0 to £0
Annual Full Boarding Fees *£0 to £0
* Currency: GB Pound

Number of Pupils

Boys Girls
0Full Boarding0
12Weekly Boarding0

Number of Staff

Full-time: 70
Part-time: 109

GCSE Pass Rate - Age 16

Pass Rate - Age 18

Exams at age 18

Higher Education

Pupils who went on to Higher Education

Mrs Susan Hannam

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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What we offer

  • Business studies
  • Design technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Economics
  • Government/Politics
  • ICT
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • Psychology
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish
  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross-country
  • Fitness training
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Martial arts
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Touch rugby
  • Adventure training
  • Chess
  • Dance
  • Drama productions
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • First aid/life savers
  • Language club
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Young Enterprise
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Brass
  • Choir
  • Corps of drums
  • Guitar
  • Jazz
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Percussion
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • After school club
  • Before school/Breakfast club
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Experience of international students
  • Experience of services' children
  • Particular diets
  • School bus service
  • Autism
  • Hearing
  • Dyslexia
  • MLD
  • Aspergers

Method of Entry

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

Scholarships & Bursaries

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

Curriculum and Exams:

  • A Level
    Advanced Level Examinations
    Associated board of the Royal School of Music
  • AQA
    Assessments and Qualifications Alliance
  • BTEC
    Business and Technology Education Council
  • GCSE
    General Certicicate of Secondary Education
  • OCR
    Oxford, Cambridge and RSA Examinations
  • SAT's UK
    Standard Assessment Tests
  • Trinity College Music Exams
  • UK National Curriculum
  • WJEC

Religious Affliations:

  • Church of England

Teaching Languages:

  • English
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