Lichfield Cathedral School
  • The Palace
    The Close
    WS13 7LH
Lichfield Cathedral School is an independent day school in Lichfield for children aged two and a half to 18 years. Based on core values of learning, faith, leadership and service, Lichfield Cathedral School aims to educate and inspire. Contact them today for more information.

Lichfield Cathedral School
Independent School in Lichfield

Tracing its history back to the 12th Century, Lichfield Cathedral School (LCS) is an independent day school educating boys and girls aged 21/2 to 18, including the choristers of the Lichfield Cathedral Choir.

Situated in both the stunning surroundings of The Close and the beautiful countryside of Longdon, LCS is founded on core principles of learning, faith, leadership and service and works hard to champion the glorious individuality of each person. With strong Christian values and outstanding academic results, the School welcomes children of all faiths or none.

To find out more about Lichfield Cathedral School, visit the website or call now!

Early Years and Juniors at Longdon

Early Years (Nursery, Pre-Reception and Reception) offer fun and exciting activities in bright and stimulating classrooms. A comprehensive curriculum includes Forest School and plenty of outdoor learning and play within a secure, safe and happy environment for pupils.

Years 1 to 4 benefit from small class sizes and high staff ratios, and each school day is full and varied, filled with reading, writing, maths, humanities, languages, sports, art, drama and music. Ensuring the children are happy, motivated, challenged and inspired, teaching methods are adapted to suit individual needs.

Years 5 and 6 at Lichfield

The last two years of primary are based in the Cathedral Close, housed in their own building. Pupils are taught by a small team of subject specialist teachers, benefiting from their passion and expertise. LCS has stopped doing SATs, so Year 6 enjoy a varied and engaging curriculum, including Latin, that prepares them well for the rigour of secondary education.

Secondary School

Year 7 starts with a residential trip to encourage team-building and help the new pupils build strong friendships. In addition to continuing French, pupils can choose between Latin, German or Spanish. The broad and balanced curriculum encourages independent learning and creativity. Forest School lessons continue until the end of Year 9 and from Year 10 onwards, students start the Bronze, Silver and Gold pathway in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme. Supported by committed, enthusiastic teachers, GCSE students develop sound critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and academic progress is carefully tracked and managed.

Sixth Form

An exciting and challenging step, Sixth Form provides an opportunity to students to develop their skills further in order to provide a firm foundation for university life and beyond. Students can study a combination of A Levels (such as physics, chemistry, biology, English, geography, history, languages, maths, psychology, music, theatre studies, business studies, economics, music technology and philosophy, ethics and theology) and BTECs, such as applied law, criminology, fashion & textiles, sound engineering and digital game production.


Music is fundamental to LCS with pupils performing regularly in an orchestra, several choirs and many ensembles at school events, Cathedral services and at concerts and stage productions across the diocese. The boy and girl choristers of the Cathedral Choir are all educated at the School and benefit from substantial scholarships to reduce the fees. Sixth Form Choral Scholars continue their training and sing with the Lay Vicars Choral of the Cathedral Choir.

MusicShare, the School’s award-winning music outreach programme in conjunction with Lichfield Cathedral, The Music Partnership, Entrust and The Arts Council, works with primary, secondary and special schools across the West Midlands to bring the joy of singing to thousands of children each year.


The superb grounds of the School next to Stowe Pool and at Longdon provide an inspirational setting for a wide range of sports. LCS has exclusive use of Lichfield Sports Club during the day and competitive sport, both within school and in leagues throughout the district, is thriving, especially in hockey, rugby, athletics, netball, rounders and football. The LCS Tennis Outreach programme, supported by the Tim Henman Foundation, has been extremely successful at encouraging local children to start playing tennis, and the School is working with Beacon Park to improve the tennis facilities.


In partnership with SSAT, the School developed its own Ethical Leadership qualification that has been so successful, it’s now available for other schools to use. It helps pupils to develop the vital skills and attributes needed to become a responsible, contributing member of society, able to act with integrity and honesty and confident in their ability to do the right thing, because they know it to be so.

… and so much more!

The wide range of extra-curricular activities on offer every day after school changes each term, which at the moment includes LAMDA, Radio Club, young reporters, Aikido, STEM club, debating, set design, Japanese, bell ringing, team-building, clay-modelling, cookery, art, podcast club, musical theatre and lyrical dance with acrobatic arts.

Plus there are residential visits, field trips, sports and music tours, live broadcasts on radio and television, concerts, recitals, musical theatre productions in professional venues, an equestrian team, cross-curricular enrichment days, a wonderful House system and an amazing parent-teacher association!

How to apply for a place

More information about LCS, including fees and payment options, can be found on the website. To book an appointment to see the school or come to an Open Morning, either call the Admissions Team on 01543 306168 or email

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