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Our philosophy is that school should be a preparation for life and academic attainment is very much central to that. We equip boys with a broad portfolio of skills which enables them to excel in public examinations and access the top universities and the courses of their choice. More than that, our curriculum trains our boys to be independent learners who love study and have the self-discipline and motivation to aim high and to realise their potential.

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In Years 7 and 8, boys have a range of up to 18 subjects to study, all taught by subject specialists, in order that they may experience a host of academic disciplines and can begin to find their personal talents and interests. From Year 9 onwards, pupils begin to refine the subjects they wish to study and focus in on their personal aptitudes.

All boys study 9 subjects at GCSE, with options available to study additional GCSEs on top of this. At A Level boys study a minimum of 3 subjects with a significant number opting to study 4.

We have high standards in all aspects of academic life and have invested heavily in staff and facilities to ensure that our boys get the best possible education at every stage of School life.

In Years 7-11, we are committed to offering breadth and depth for all our students. Mathematics and English are core curriculum subjects and are taught by subject specialists in their own departmental buildings. To give boys the best possible exposure to science we teach Biology, Physics and Chemistry as separate subjects in their own newly completed buildings which have been furnished with the most up-to-date equipment.

We are also committed to languages and boys in Years 7-9 will be able to study French, Spanish and German, and they will be able to continue them into GCSE and beyond should they wish. In addition, we offer Greek, Latin and Classical Civilisation throughout the School.

Boys are given a wide exposure to the humanities and our History, Geography and Religious Studies departments are exceptionally popular and teach all junior classes and also extend to GCSE and A level.

The performing arts are well represented too, with a purpose-built ‘All-Steinway School’ status Music department and Drama Centre which deliver GCSEs and A levels as well as providing access to co-curricular enjoyment, performance and training.

Boys leave Loughborough Grammar School with a rare breadth and depth in their academic knowledge giving them the skills they need to excel in an exciting world of ever-changing opportunities.

"Pupils achieve highly and show substantial pride in their school because of the excellent leadership of academic provision"

ISI Inspection Report