Classes at a leading Lancashire secondary school have been given the royal seal of approval.
Lancaster Royal Grammar has received the accolade from the prestigious Prince’s Teaching Institute,.
It comes hot 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.”
“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 selective boys only school has a number of groups and ensembles, some working with neighbouring Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School.
Pupils have given performances and productions at home and abroad.
The latest joint musical production of Kiss Me Kate was a sell-out.