Lichfield Cathedral School

PUBLISHED: 15:58 11 December 2013 | UPDATED: 15:58 11 December 2013

Lichfield Cathedral School

Lichfield Cathedral School


Lichfield Cathedral School was founded in 1942 and has since grown into a fully independent co-educational day school for boys and girls between the ages of 3 and 18.

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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 day school for boys and girls between the ages of 3 and 18.

Class sizes throughout the school are kept small, the average is 16 pupils, with high staff ratios to ensure that each child receives individual care and attention. The Longdon site in six acres of wonderful countryside just north of Lichfield, provides purpose-built accommodation for Juniors aged from 3 to 7 years. The well-resourced, purpose-built classrooms are complemented by excellent outdoor learning facilities, including Forest School.

The Lichfield site occupies 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. Science labs, art and product design suites, IT resource rooms, libraries and a drama studio sit alongside classrooms equipped with the latest technology to support learning. For physical education, students benefit from a combination of on-site facilities (rugby, cricket and football pitches, tennis and netball courts and batting cages) and the use of local, professional venues such as Lichfield Rugby and Hockey Clubs, Burntwood Leisure Centre and Tamworth Stadium for athletics.

The link with the Cathedral remains strong with twice-weekly school services. 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 supported by scholarships provided by the school and remain day pupils who take part in weekly services in the Cathedral.

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.

Our pupils benefit from a rich academic curriculum that places scholarship at the heart of a challenging education enhanced by music, the arts and sport. We foster a strong work ethic that encourages independence, confidence and leadership, and ensure that our pupils reach their full academic potential. GCSE and A Level results are among the best in Lichfield, with value added scores that place the school in the top 5% nationally.

The school also offers scholarships for entry to Year 7, Year 9 and Year 12 in the following areas: academic, sport, music, art and 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 Headmaster or to attend any of the LCS Open Events held throughout the year. Call 01543 306168 and speak to Lesley Bannister.

Address: The Palace, The Close, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7LH


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