Lichfield Cathedral School
Lichfield Cathedral School is a co-educational independent school for around 450 pupils aged from 3 to 18. The school aims to provide all pupils from Nursery to Sixth Form with a thorough academic foundation together with a broad range of opportunities to develop individual interests and talents.
Since the earliest days of its choral foundation, which can be traced back as far as the early 14th century, the Cathedral has made provision for the appointment and education of boy choristers. During the early 20th century, the choristers were housed and educated in Dam Street, just outside the Cathedral Close. However, during the Second World War, a courageous decision was taken by the Dean and Chapter to establish a new school within the Cathedral Close. St Chad's Cathedral School, as this independent preparatory school for boys was known, was opened on the 27th January 1942.
About The School
The school has two main sites: the Longdon site (Pre-School to Year 4) is located in six acres of beautiful Staffordshire countryside, 3.5 miles north of Lichfield, occupying its own secure and secluded site complete with playground and fields. The Lichfield site (Middle and Senior Years) are located in the historic Cathedral Close in the centre of Lichfield.
There is a strong emphasis on pastoral care, providing a secure and ordered framework through which all children can develop their self-esteem and find success. As an Anglican foundation, Christian values are an important part of daily life; however, children of any denomination are welcome.
Children enter the school normally at Nursery or Reception level, aged 3 or 4. Other typical entry points include Year 7 (age 11+), Year 9 (age 13+) and in the Sixth Form (age 16+). In addition, new pupils may join the school throughout the academic year if a place is available.
Please contact the School Registrar Lesley Bannister on 01543 306168 for more information.