1 Explore the website and make contact with the School

Contact the Registrar who will be happy to answer any queries that you may have about the School and who will also be able to discuss all areas of the process with you.

2 Visit our School

We offer the following opportunities to visit:

Personal Tours

Available on school days by appointment. Come and meet with the Registrar and one of our senior boys.

Visit Us

We are able to offer 1:1 school tours at mutually convenient times throughout the year. Please email admissions.grammar@lsf.org for more details.

Virtual Visit

We are delighted to be able to offer parents the opportunity to hear about Loughborough Grammar School with a virtual 1:1 meeting. Please click here to register your interest.

Taster Days

Individual Taster Days are also available for current Year 11 pupils and these can be arranged with our Registrar throughout the year at a time that is convenient to you.

3 Apply to be considered for a place

Submit the online Registration Form - Day Pupils

Download our Sixth Form Registration Form

Submit the online Registration Form - International Pupils

Download our Sixth Form Registration Form - International Pupils

In addition you may wish to apply for;

  • Music Scholarship this can be applied for by notifying us in the section on the Registration Form. Please submit this form by 09:00 on Monday 15 January 2024.
  • Sir Thomas White Trust Scholarship –  For strong academic students joining Loughborough Grammar School from a state school.

School Assisted Places (SAP).

A small number of significant School Assisted Places are available of up to 50% of fees. These means-tested awards are given to support families whose child demonstrates academic excellence and wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford some or all of the school fees. Eligibility is dependent upon academic performance, parental income and a meeting at the School. Please indicate if you wish to apply for a SAP on the Registration Form. (Form to be submitted please by 31 October).  For further information, please click here.

4 Deadline for submission of applications

There is no deadline but there is more flexibility regarding subject combinations for those accepting provisional offers before February.

Music Scholarships – 09:00 on Monday 15 January 2024.

School Assisted Places – 31 October.

5 Assessment for entry in September 2024

Interviews for entry to Year 12 are held soon after you have submitted the Registration Form.

Year 12 (Sixth Form) Entry Requirements

The assessment procedure has three parts:

  • GCSE results – or recognised equivalents
  • An interview
  • A report from your son’s present/most recent school

You should be expecting your son to achieve a total of at least 30 points from the sum of his five best GCSEs. He should also have gained a grade 5 in both English and Mathematics, with grade 7s in the subjects to be studied at A Level (or grade 8 for Mathematics). For those students who have not followed a GCSE course, we would expect a comparable academic standard and treat each applicant on an individual basis.

In addition, students from overseas are expected to have achieved a minimum of C1 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) (or a high B2 if the student is planning to study Maths and Sciences and scores well on these subject papers).

Interview – An interview gives us an opportunity to discuss current school work and to assess academic potential and personal qualities. We would like all of our students to take advantage of all the opportunities available at the Grammar School and we therefore look for evidence of, or potential for, self-motivation, involvement in co-curricular activities, a sense of social responsibility and of course, academic ability. Interviews may be held with: The Headmaster, Deputy Head (Academic), Head of Sixth Form or selected Heads of Department.

All applicants for entry into the Sixth Form will be asked to indicate their preferred choice of subjects for study at A Level at the time of their application.

Download Sixth Form Entrance Procedure

6 Results

For entry to Year 12, provisional offers are made which are confirmed on GCSE results day.

7 Acceptance of an offer

When the provisional offer is made, you will be asked to confirm the subjects which your son wishes to study and to sign the parent contract.

You will be asked to contact us on GCSE results day to notify us of the grades your son has achieved and, provided he has met the requirements specified in your offer letter, the provisional offer will be confirmed straight way. Should he not meet the entry requirements, it may be possible to offer courses in alternative subjects and we would be happy to discuss the possibilities with you.

8 Induction programme

An induction day for all new boys is held on the first day of the Autumn term.