Lancaster Girls' Grammar School
|Headteacher||Mrs Jackie Cahalin|
|DfE URN||136381 Tables|
|Houses||Aalborg(J), Perpignan(K), Rendsburg(L), Lublin(M)|
|Publication||LGGS Chronicle (annual)|
LGGS gained Technology College status in 1995, and Language College status in 2007, and has been consistently ranked among the top twenty performing secondary schools in the country. 2008, for example, saw excellent results at GCSE with the percentage of A*/A grades at 80%. Their average point score of 601 placed them at 15th in the best state schools tables (Daily Telegraph). 7 girls gained 11 A* grades and 10 A* grades were gained by another 6 pupils.
Recently the school has just passed its centenary year bringing a few changes along with it. The school logo has been updated and the uniform changed.
Lancaster Girls' Grammar school has a House system as girls are sorted into these house in first year, and remain affiliated with them for the rest of their school career. The Houses are named after the twin towns of Lancaster:
- Aalborg represented by the colour blue
- Perpignan represented by the colour green
- Rendsburg represented by the colour red
- Lublin represented by the colour yellow
The Houses provide a very competitive spirit between girls and are the basis for many inter-house competitions throughout the year, including Junior Drama (also known as the Performing Arts Festival), Sports Day and the Music Festival.
School Calendar Events
- Junior Drama (Performing Arts festival) - a Christmas festival where sixth formers direct a mini musical act, a drama piece, and dance drama.
- Public speaking - a competition where one girl from each form talks on a subject. A guest judge is invited and the winner from each year group receives a colour badge.
- Children in need - the biggest charity event on the school calendar, this is a non-uniform day with a spectacular show at lunchtime.
- International week- this gives the girls a chance to learn different languages, take part in activities and eat food from different countries. On the last day girls are invited to dress up as someone from a different country.
- House Challenge - similar to University Challenge.
- Sports Day
- Music Festival - a summer festival with many music classes for the different houses.
The school was founded in 1907 as the Storey Institute. It was made in an effort to boost girls education. They are rivals with Lancaster Royal Grammar School but do hold lots of events like discos, plays and choir concerts with them.
Notable former pupils
- Victoria Woods, Editor of Harpers & Queen from 1991-4
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