|About the School|
At Lichfield Cathedral School we aim to provide all children from Nursery to Sixth Form with a thorough academic foundation together with a broad range of opportunities to develop individual interests and talents.
There is a strong emphasis on pastoral care, providing a secure and ordered framework through which all children can develop their self-esteem and find success. As an Anglican foundation, Christian values are an important part of daily life. However, children of any denomination are welcome.
Children enter the School normally at Nursery or Reception level, aged 3 or 4. Other typical entry points include Year 7 (age 11), Year 9 or 10 (age 14-15) at the start of GCSEs, and in the Sixth Form (age 16-17). However, pupils join the school throughout the academic year, for instance, when parents move into the area.
The School is not academically selective, giving priority only to siblings, but it is usual for applicants over the age of 7 to be assessed and interviewed before a place is offered, and children wishing to join the school at age 11+ sit an Entrance Examination. Class sizes are normally not greater than 20, and the average is currently 17.
The School wants its pupils to feel proud of their School, to enjoy an environment in which they may mature intellectually and emotionally, and to discover the riches of successful participation and achievement. Furthermore, the School aims to ensure that, at whatever age they leave, former pupils will take with them warm friendships and cherished memories that will last a lifetime.