A leading Lancaster high school has received it’s third major accolade in weeks.
Lancaster Royal Grammar School has been given the royal seal of approval for the teaching of music and modern Languages.
The award, from the prestigious Prince’s Teaching Institute, comes hard on the heels of an outstanding school report from the Office of Standards in Education and an identical endorsement for the boarding school.
The Prince’s Teaching Institute recognises and rewards school departments that develop inspirational ideas and activities which enhance teaching of selected subjects, regardless of their pupils’ backgrounds or abilities.
In order to achieve the PTI Mark, departments have to demonstrate that they have increased the challenge within their subject curriculum; developed their staff’s own specialist subject knowledge; developed subject-based links outside school and enthused their pupils through subject-based activities beyond the curriculum.
Both music and languages feature highly on the school curriculum at LRGS, with pupils achieving high grades at both GCSE and A level.
Emma Lamb, head of music at LRGS said: “It is a real pleasure to work with the PTI to ensure that we constantly challenge and extend the boys at LRGS both inside and outside the classroom.”
She added: “ As staff, we gain wonderful opportunities, new ideas and share our experiences with other teachers around the UK through the PTI and it’s great to see our pupils benefit in turn from our continued learning.”
The school has a number of groups and ensembles, some working with Lancaster Girls’ Grammar and pupils give performances and productions at home and abroad.