Lichfield Cathedral School offers an environment where each pupil is supported individually in order to fully realise their potential. Staff help
pupils discover their particular strengths and hone them, while areas that need development are supported. Its ambition is to ensure that pupils leave at the end of Sixth Form as confident, articulate, independently-minded and critically appreciative young people with an understanding of the world around them.
The school is a vibrant, intellectually stimulating and friendly place. The spirit of academic enquiry is at the heart of teaching and learning and intentionally small class sizes ensure that everyone is involved in discussion and debate.
With a proven record of impressive academic achievements and outstanding pastoral care, combined with a wide variety of extracurricular activities and leadership opportunities, life as a student at the Cathedral School is both challenging and rewarding. Self-discipline and the desire by pupils to push themselves to achieve their best are important, but will be matched step for step by staff who take pride in seeing their students thrive.
Christian values of tolerance, compassion, charity and fellowship permeate the daily life of pupils but no-one has religion forced upon them and faith is not a prerequisite for joining the school.
Whatever faith or denomination, the
Cathedral School believes pupils should be familiar with the liturgy and traditions of Christian worship, as it provides both a spiritual vocabulary to address important ethical and spiritual issues, and a secure foundation from which they can explore their own journey into faith.
The school is blessed with a close relationship with Lichfield Cathedral - to have such a magnificent, naturally uplifting and historic place for calm contemplation, weekly assemblies, regular services and engaging educational events is truly inspirational, says the head.
As part of the unique, whole-school Ethical Leadership Programme, each student will have the chance to take on responsibility and become a leader in their own right and achieve a nationally-accredited qualification. Students have multiple opportunities to practise leadership within the school context, but this programme also takes into account the activities undertaken outside of school, such as guides and scouts, involvement in sports teams and volunteer work.
The school has a long tradition of competitive sport. Outdoor activity, whether on the sports field or in the Forest School programme, leads to a refreshed and active brain, ready for academic work.
Therefore, a ‘sport for all’ philosophy is combined with the promotion and pursuit of excellence.
After school each day pupils can participate in a range of co-curricular activities from debating, poetry and drama, pottery, natural history and astronomy, to cooking, community radio and animation, Taekwondo, trampolining and bellringing. Music ensembles, orchestras and choirs offer multiple performance opportunities, while Young Enterprise and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme help to build important life skills.
Educational visits support the curriculum from Nursery all the way to Sixth Form. There are ski trips and language exchanges, plus overseas musical and sports tours, most recently to Germany, Spain, Iceland and the USA. The Sixth Form takes the lead in fundraising for the Waterloo Schools Project in Sierra Leone, with regular visits to rebuild classrooms, dig wells and distribute mosquito nets.
Age range: 3-18
Faith: All welcomed, education based
on the liturgy and traditions
of Christian worship
Fees per annum:
£5,130 to £15,180
Head: Susan Hannam
Admissions E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org