Loughborough Grammar School

Loughborough Grammar School is one of the oldest schools in the country with a history stretching back over five hundred years.

By tradition, it was founded in 1495 by Thomas Burton, a prosperous wool merchant who set aside endowments in his will to provide income for Masses to be said for his soul by a chantry priest in All Saints Parish Church, Loughborough. Apparently, such priests often established schools and the one which burgeoned from Burton’s bequest evolved into the Grammar School.

Duncan Byrne, Headmaster, Loughborough Grammar School

Duncan Byrne, Headmaster, Loughborough Grammar School

I’d like to offer you a very warm welcome to Loughborough Grammar School. This is a vibrant school for high achieving boys who like to be busy and fulfilled. Academic achievement will always be our central focus, but with an abundance of first-class facilities and outstanding teaching staff, we deliver an all-round first class education.

In the early 1850s demand for space resulted in the Grammar School moving from the heart of the town to the leafy Walks which still exist on the current campus. The Grammar School has a distinctive Victorian gothic style to its buildings which has been sensitively maintained when the original building was added to.

The Grammar School has first-class facilities, outstanding teaching staff and is a vibrant school for academically bright pupils. The Grammar School’s sports teams are active in school tournaments held regionally and enjoy the benefits of first class sporting facilities.

Sport, music and a huge range of activities, trips and extra-curricular opportunities make every moment of the boys time with us exciting, rewarding and fulfilling.

The school’s mission is to be the boys’ school of choice in the East Midlands through their:

• History and Christian inheritance
• Desire to be a welcoming, inclusive community
• Openness to all faiths
• Knowledge and experience of teaching boys
• Commitment to academic and extra-curricular excellence

The school aims to ensure that their young men become:

• Successful, engaged and cultured graduates
• Self-disciplined, adaptable leaders and team players, embracing challenge and change
• Citizens of integrity and judgement, respectful of others
• Life-long learners, with the skills and courage to make a difference locally and globally.