Spotlight on Education - Lancashire and Lake District - Advertisement Feature

Some of the finest schools in the country are in Lancashire. Use our countrywide guide to help you find the school that's right for your children

LANCASTER ROYAL GRAMMAR SCHOOL

State, voluntary aided, selective school for boys, 11-18, day and boarding At LRGS we are proud of our outstanding record of academic success - in 2009 77% of all A-level entries achieved A or B grades - but we are equally proud of the wealth of sporting and cultural activities we offer, and the warm, family atmosphere that characterises boarding at the school.

LRGS is one of a small number of state boarding schools in the UK. While we compete effectively with the independent sector on all aspects - academic, cultural and sporting - there are no tuition fees, so our boarders pay less than a third of the fees payable at independent schools. As such, we can offer tremendous value for money.

Why not come and visit the school and see for yourself what makes it special? We lookforward to meeting you!

Visit www.lrgs.org.uk or call 01524 580605.

RIMMERS MUSIC

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We’ll Help You Learn to Play Whatever your standard, we can even help you learn or improve your keyboard, piano, guitar, voice and drum skills Our quality music lessons can be arranged weekly on a one to one basis, in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere, in purpose built studios.

To find out more, call one of our showrooms and discuss your personal requirements:Rimmers Music, 20 Chapel Brow, Leyland 01772 433281 (Open 7 days with free parking)

Branches also include Blackpool 01253 391459, Blackburn 01254 54681, Southport01704 532145 and Harker & Howarth, Bolton 01204 526623

WINDERMERE ST ANNE’S SCHOOL

Windermere St Anne’s School is situated in the heart of the Lake District National Park.

The rugged beauty of the landscape not only makes for an inspiring educational setting but enables students to make the most of what surrounds them, taking part in water sports, mountain biking and many other outdoor activities. This makes for a truly unique and ever busy extra-curricular programme. At Windermere St Anne’s, the aim is to maximise each child’s academic potential whilst offering a truly unique space in which students can grow and develop into well rounded individuals.

Windermere st annes contactsT +44 (0) 15394 46164E: admissions@wsaschool.comW: www.wsaschool.com

SCARISBRICK HALL SCHOOL

There has never been a more exciting and opportune time to be educated at Scarisbrick Hall School. Since the change of ownership and name staff, pupils and parents have witnessed many improvements to facilities and resources and there has been much forward thinking to develop e-learning throughout the school.

In superb surroundings, with a Grade 1 listed historic Hall at its heart, this is a perfect safe environment for learning. The curriculum can be personalised to suit an individual’s needsand personal mentoring ensures that each child achieves his/her true potential. A full programme of exciting, enriching and extending activities is also offered as part of theschool day.

01704 880200www.scarisbrickhallschool.co.ukenquiries@scarisbrickhallschool.co.uk

QUEGS

"We must be one of the area’s best-kept secrets", says Alison Wharmby, Head of Junior School at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School in Blackburn.

When parents visit us on a normal working day, they comment on the small class sizes, the excellent facilities for pupils including on-site swimming lessons, and the fact that our boys and girls are all happy and at ease in a caring,but disciplined environment."

"Parents also love our Modern Languages room, where girls and boys from Nursery upwards are making great progress in learning to speak and understand French."

The Junior School and Early Years teachers at Queen Elizabeth’s would love to meet you andvisits can be arranged for any Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock - or at another time to suit you.

Simply phone 01254 686311 to arrange a visit and we’ll be delighted to welcome you to our school.

THE BURY GRAMMAR SCHOOLS

At the Bury Grammar Schools we are committed to seeing our pupils develop to their full potential. We have high academic expectations and at the same time encourage pupils of all ages to play a full part in the Schools’ dynamic extra curricular programme.

Our co-educational Kindergarten is for children aged three to seven. They thrive in its happy family atmosphere learning first through play and later developing their natural curiosity so as to become very effective learners. At seven years they progress to the two single-sex Junior Schools and enjoy to the full the many additional opportunities on offer such as the use of senior school facilities for sport and drama.

In the Senior Schools our students have the best of both worlds: high academic standards noted in single-sex education but with joint extra curricular activities. By the time they reach the Sixth Form, aged 16, our students are naturally confident communicators and well qualified to enter, first of all, prestigious university courses and then the world of work. A happy atmosphere pervades throughout the schools and we warmly invite prospective pupils and their parents to visit us during the school day.

Boys School Tel: 0161 797 2700Girls School Tel: 0161 797 2808Web: www.bgsg.bury.sch.uk

ST BEES SCHOOL

Founded in the year 1583, St Bees School can be justifiably proud of its history and traditions. Based in the heart of the St Bees community, we offer a varied curriculum for our boys and girls aged from 8-18 years. Our relatively small size enables us to develop the individualtalents of each pupil, placing particular emphasis on academic excellence, good personal relationships and pastoral care.

St. Bees' students benefit from a superb all-round education and achieve consistently excellent examination results. The School has excellent sporting, music and drama facilitiesand has a specialised Learning Support Unit.

For more information please contact The Admissions' Department 01946 828010 or see our website www.stbees-school.org or e-mail: admissions@st-beesschool.co.uk

WESTHOLME SCHOOL

Hands Up if you are excited about the New Year at Westholme!

Westholme begins the New Year with two exciting events. Firstly, we are holding an Open Event on 21st January 2010 9.30am - 12noon. All sites will be open, with the children going about their ordinary business of working,playing and learning. Please come and see us; it will be a very informal day with the chance to really see what makes Westholme so special.

Secondly, Professor Tanya Byron will be doing the first Arthur Rouse Lecture in The Westholme Theatre on January 21st at 7pm. A well known child psychologist and media personality, Tanya promises to deliver a very entertaining discussion on the 21st Century Girl". Tickets are free, but limited. Please call 01254 506099 for more information.

Westholme School, Meins Road, Blackburn, BB2 6QU.T: 01254 506070 W: www.westholmeschool.com

HIGHFIELD PRIORY

Aim high at Highfield Priory - inspiring children for life.

As a parent, you want to give your child the best start in life; have you thought about providing your child with the wonderful opportunities that are offered at Highfield Priory?

We provide high quality education for children aged 2-11, and we are one of the top performing prep schools in Lancashire. Those visiting the school for the first time are struckby the confidence and friendliness of our pupils and the quality of our facilities.

We place high priority on academic achievement and small class sizes. The school has been awarded the Sport England Activemark Gold Award for excellent and wide variety of sporting provision. We also offer numerous extra-curricular activities and an after school and holiday club provision.

Please visit www.highfieldpriory.co.uk

MEADOW HILL EDUCATION AND ARTS NURSERY

At Meadow Hill Education and Arts Nursery we offer the very best in Education, the Arts and Sport. In their recent Ofsted assesment which was subject to the latest rules they achieved a rating of outstanding in every field!

This is our 20th year and over this period with the extensive curriculum that is provided it makes Meadow Hill's record of excellence continue.

We have 100% success rates in our children reaching the standard for independent entry.This is because we have an excellent team. The Vice-Principals and the Deputy have been at Meadow Hill Education and Arts for many years, which add to stability for the children.

We have always had a teacher at Meadow Hill and over the past 14 years our excellentqualified teacher Mrs Dann has brought a wealth of knowledge and quality teaching which is very rare and exceptional in our field.

Old fashioned standards of manners, discipline and respect plus an exciting programme, stimulates young minds to be adventurous in thought, enthusiastic and therefore succeed!

Sic Parvis Magna great things from small beginnings.

For enquiries call 01204 492497 and ask for the principal Sonia Joy Biggs 707 Chorley New Road, Lostock, Bolton BL6 4AQ

ST PIUS X PREPARATORY SCHOOL

Miss Banks, Headteacher St Pius X Preparatory School

At St Pius X Preparatory School, we encourage pupils to scale new heights and achieve their full potential. We offer an outstanding, all-round education for children from the age of two to eleven. Our standards are high and our ethos encourages good manners and respect for others.

We also encourage children to develop through participation in a wide range of sporting, musical and artistic activities. We value academic excellence and our pupils performconsistently well in entrance exams to the county's top senior schools. Our commitment to every pupil means they leave St Pius well equipped for their future.

200 Garstang Road, Fulwood, Preston PR2 8RD01772 719937 www.stpiusx.co.uk

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