LRGS head is to quit

LANCASTER Royal Grammar School headteacher Andrew Jarman is to step down at the end of the current academic year after 11 years at the helm.

Mr Jarman made the announcement in a letter to parents last week.

In it, he said: “It has been a great honour to lead such an outstanding school since 2001 but I feel that after 11 years it will be time to hand over the reins.”

Mr Jarman added in his online blog that the decision had not been easy, but said: “The governors are already well on with the process of appointing my successor.

“With the school on such a high, I am confident that there will be no shortage of quality candidates.”

In April, the school became an academy, giving it independence from local education authority control and the freedom to control its own finances and depart from the National Curriculum.

Of pupils who left the school in the summer, 75 per cent achieved grades of A*, A or B in their A-levels.