Basic Information & Location
Loughborough Grammar School (LGS) is located in Loughborough, Leicestershire in the middle of England. East Midlands Airport is only 20 minutes away, Birmingham International Airport 45 minutes and London Heathrow 2 hours 15 minutes. The school is also very close to Nottingham, only 15 minutes away. Loughborough itself is a very prosperous university town, famous for engineering and sport. The school is set on a safe and restful base in this vibrant town. It is one of four that form the Loughborough Endowed Schools (LES) Foundation. The school is founded in 1945 in the town’s parish church originally, and moved to its present location in 1852. It is one of the country’s oldest and most academically successful boys’ school, especially suitable for Sixth Form students. In Feb 2014, LGS was inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) and successfully met all the requirements.
LGS believes high expectations and a culture of praise are essential to students’ success. It aims to help every boy to develop to his maximum potential, and equip them with extensive skills to excel in the exciting world with ever-changing opportunities. The school is well known for its outstanding academic achievements, exceptionally strong at Mathematics and Science subjects. In 2017, 82% of A-Level entries and 86% of GCSE achieved A*-B. A majority of Sixth Formers secure places at the Russell Group Universities, and on average, about a dozen are admitted to Oxford and Cambridge each year.
Pastoral Care & Boarding
There are two boarding houses, namely Denton House and School House, each providing termly and weekly boarding to 30-35 students. Both houses are well-appointed with large, comfortable bedrooms, recreational facilities and internet access. All meals are served in the school’s dining hall, but the boys could also make use of the kitchens in the houses.
At most four junior students share a room together, and senior students are assigned twin rooms. Sixth form students get to live in single rooms so that they can focus on their revision and enjoy more studying and living space. Each boy is assigned a small social group to strengthen their sense of security and comradeship. Many recreational activities are available at weekend, such as trips to the theatre, cinema and major UK cities.
Extracurricular & personal development
LGS believes co-curricular, but not just extra-curricular, is integral to a school day and all boys should benefit from it. With over 100 clubs and societies, the school has integrated sport, music, drama and outdoor education into the school day. The newly devised Thomas Burton Award sets out co-curricular areas for each year group to develop the necessary skills and resilience for their future step by step. LGS is suitable for students who would like to study sports, as sports is a major focus here, with a proud record and achievements in rugby, hockey, cricket, tennis, athletics and cross country. The boys are regularly selected for regional, county and even national teams. Apart from the excellent swimming pool, pitches and courts on the campus, it also has an enormous 70-arce sporting site nearby. As for music, the school has over 50 groups and ensembles from which students could choose.