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Change of Headmaster

The Headmaster of Leicester Grammar School and CEO of Leicester Grammar School Trust, Christopher King, is leaving his role within the Trust at the end of this academic school year. Chris has been Headmaster since 2001 and was instrumental in the School’s £33 million move to the Great Glen site in 2008. He is moving on to become the Chief Executive of the Independent Association of Preparatory Schools (IAPS), taking up his post in September 2018.

Leicester Grammar School Chair of Trustees, Dr Sarah Dauncey commented, “I would like to use this opportunity to say how extraordinary and valued Chris's contribution has been and it is appreciated by the whole of the school community – staff, former staff, parents, present pupils and former pupils alike.”

The process has begun to appoint a replacement and the intention is to be in a position to make an announcement before the end of this academic year. In the event of there being an interim period, current Deputy Head (Academic), James Rich, who has been in post since 2012, has agreed to take the role of Acting Headmaster of Leicester Grammar School and will work closely with the Trust’s senior management team to ensure continued smooth running of the Trust.


Young Enterprise Trade Fair at Highcross

Our Young Enterprise entrepreneurs from Ascension and Imperium had a busy day selling their cook book and bottle holders respectively. They set up a trade stall all day Sunday 25th February at Highcross, Leicester. They are now preparing themselves for the Young Enterprise competition. Best of luck to them.


Economics Society Talk

Nigel Strevens, the director of Ford and Slater, came in to speak to the Year 13 Economics pupils about his company and the impacts of the current economic changes on it. They thoroughly enjoyed learning about the impact of changing exchange rates and BREXIT on a British company. 

Biology Olympiad Success

The Biology Department is delighted to announce exceptional results for the British Biology Olympiad competition this year. The challenging papers sat by members of our Upper Sixth examine a breadth of knowledge and depth of understanding which exceed the requirements of the A level specifications. Five students were awarded Gold and achieved scores which put them amongst the top 6% of all students who took part. Congratulations to them and to all medal and certificate winners.


British Physics Olympiad Success

This year over 1,740 students participated in the British Physics Olympiad across the UK. The 3 hour paper was designed to stretch and challenge the top young Physicists in the country in a national competition, which is used to select the International Physics Olympiad representatives later in the year. Every question is indeed a real challenge and all of our students can be proud of their achievements, but special mentions should go to Prabhjot Grewal and James Scudamore who achieved a Silver award, which places them in the top 12% of students entering the competition.

Student results:

Name Award
Prabhjot Grewal  Silver
James Scudamore Silver
Maria Hancock Commendation
Andrew Higginson Commendation
Peter Ringland Commendation
Lucy Ring Commendation
Shaylen Rabheru Commendation
Priyan Patel Commendation
Grade Mark Boundary Percentage of
No of students
Gold (Top 50)  81-100 3.2% 55
Gold 70-80 6.0%  105
Silver  57-69 12.1% 210
Bronze I 47-56 13.2% 230
Bronze II 40-46 13.5% 235
Commendation 0-39 52.0% 905

For more information on the Olympiad, click here 

2018 Oxbridge Successes

Congratulations to our seven students who have been offered Oxbridge places in 2018:

Ami Ganatra - French, Brasenose College, Oxford

Keneeka Kapur - Law, Robinson College, Cambridge

Rahul Patel - History, Homerton College, Cambridge

Ben Schwabe - Natural Sciences, Churchill College, Cambridge

James Scudamore - Engineering, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge

Maria Telnikoff - Classics, Downing College, Cambridge

Leo Gu (not photographed) - Engineering, Hughes Hall, Cambridge

LGS Trio in European Debut

For the first time in the history of the School, three LGS Old Boys have been named in a starting line-up for Leicester Tigers in Europe’s top flight.

George Worth and brothers Harry and Charlie Thacker start against Top 14 high fliers Castres at the Stade Pierre-Antoine on Sunday (Kick Off 1730). All three players have featured at First Team level throughout their career, but this occasion in the European Champions Cup will be a memorable experience for both the players and the whole of the Leicester Grammar sporting community.

Director of Rugby Mr Reeves stated “We are always proud of our pupils’ achievements across the curriculum, but having three extremely hard-working and talented students achieve recognition at the top of their chosen career should be celebrated. I am confident they will do themselves justice in what will be a very challenging fixture for Tigers at this point of the competition. We wish the whole team well, but I know there will be many students and parents glued to the television on Sunday to see how our boys fare against some top quality opposition.”

The home fixture in October resulted in a 54-29 victory for Leicester, but a French team at home is a very different prospect. Castres have recently beaten Racing 92, Toulon and Stade Francais, as well as drawing with Munster.

Team – Castres v Leicester Tigers, KO 1730 (Live on BT Sport)

15 George Worth
14 Tom Brady
13 Matt Smith
12 Charlie Thacker
11 Adam Thompstone
10 Joe Ford
9 Sam Harrison
1 Greg Bateman (c)
2 Harry Thacker
3 Pat Cilliers
4 Harry Wells
5 Mike Fitzgerald
6 Dominic Ryan
7 Will Evans
8 Valentino Mapapalangi
16 Tatafu Polota-Nau
17 Michele Rizzo
18 Ben Betts
19 Joe Maksymiw
20 Brendon O’Connor
21 Harry Simmons
22 Mathew Tait
23 Nick Malouf