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Lichfield Cathedral School

The Palace, The Close, Lichfield, Staffordshire, England WS13 7LH
Tel: +44 (0) 1543 306170

Private School (Fee Paying) Co-Educational 3 - 18 Years Day

Lichfield Cathedral School is a flourishing coeducational independent day school in Staffordshire for ages 21/2 to 18. Our school community is based on core values of learning, faith, leadership and service, whose purpose is to educate and inspire young people to become confident, enthusiastic and responsible members of society.

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Word From The Head

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From Susan Hannam, Headteacher

Thank you for taking the time to consider Lichfield Cathedral School for the education of your child. We are delighted to be acknowledged for our high standard of educational provision by the Independent Schools Inspectorate, whose most recent report states: ‘The curriculum is excellent in its breadth and flexibility… Pupils of all ages have highly positive attitudes to learning. They are eager to learn, take pride in what they achieve and persevere with their tasks.”

Lichfield Cathedral School offers an environment where each one of our students is supported individually in order to fully realise their potential. The magnificent surroundings of The Close and the beautiful countryside at Longdon enable pupils to benefit from the inspiring setting of Lichfield Cathedral and to explore our natural environment. Christian values of tolerance, compassion, charity and fellowship permeate the daily life of a child at the Cathedral School, but no-one has religion forced upon them and faith is not a prerequisite for joining the school; these are valuable human qualities that enhance the lives of those who embrace them, irrespective of their own standing on faith.

Our staff help pupils and students to find their particular strengths and hone them to a peak, whilst areas that need development are supported. Our ambition is to ensure that your son or daughter leaves us at the end of their school career as a confident and articulate young person, with the capacity to lead and the ability to work as part of team. In simple terms we want them to fill their own wings and take their own individual flight path.

We foster a sense of responsibility and understanding, encouraging pupils and students to recognise the part they have to play in the world on a local and an international scale. To this end, pupils of all ages benefit from the school's accredited Ethical Leadership course instilling an essential knowledge of 'what is right' in the minds of our future leaders. For some pupils top flight academic universities will beckon, medals and representative honours in sport for others, whilst there will be others still who will produce great art, drama or music that will feed the soul.

You may be seeking a place for your son or daughter as they take their first steps in their educational career, or perhaps beginning secondary years, or starting somewhere new for GCSE or Sixth Form. Whatever your hopes for your son or daughter, we would be delighted to meet with you to discuss how we can help on that journey towards their future success.

What We Offer

  • A Level - Advanced Level Examinations
  • BTEC - Business and Technology Education Council
  • GCSE - General Certificate of Secondary Education
  • SATs (UK) - Standard Assessment Tests
  • Trinity College Music Exams
  • 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
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • First Aid/Life Savers
  • Language Club
  • Public Speaking
  • Young Enterprise
  • Autistic Spectrum of Disorder (ASD)
  • Hearing Impairment (HI)
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
  • Aspergers Syndrome (AS)
  • After School Club
  • Armed Forces Children
  • Before School Club
  • Gifted Children
  • International Students
  • School Bus Service
  • Special Diets


  • Assessment
  • Audition
  • Entry test or exam
  • GCSE results
  • Interview
  • Report from previous school
  • Voice trial
  • Trial day at school
  • Academic
  • All-rounder
  • Armed forces discounts or bursaries
  • Art
  • Bursaries
  • Choral
  • Clergy/Ministers
  • Drama
  • Financial Assistance
  • Music
  • Scholarships - Other
  • Siblings
  • Sixth Form
  • Sport
  • Church of England
  • English

    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

    0Full Boarding0
    12Weekly Boarding0
    Boys Girls

    Number Of Staff

    Full-time: 70
    Part-time: 109

    % Pupils Gaining
    GCSE/IGCSE Passes 5 - 9

    % Pupils Gaining
    A Level Grades A – C

    % Pupils Going
    To University