Lichfield Cathedral School

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Set in six acres of beautiful countryside, the Longdon campus provides a happy and purposeful introduction to school life. The self-contained site has been thoughtfully designed to meet the needs of this age group and the children quickly settle in the bright and cheerful surroundings.

We see the development of a young person as being just as important as 

 Juniors working on iPads

educational progress. We embrace the ‘growth mindset’ approach to learning where happiness and wellbeing are the cornerstone of academic success. Our children are given the confidence to believe in their abilities and challenge themselves.

At the end of their time in Junior School, pupils are able to transition seamlessly across to our Senior School. Our parents are safe in the knowledge that their children will continue to learn and be well-looked after, but most importantly, are happy.


Academic standards throughout the school are high and the challenging Junior curriculum has been carefully planned to provide strong educational foundations. With small classes, high staff ratios and learning support available where needed, each child can happily work to extend their ability, developing essential skills in reading, writing and mathematics and enjoying an early introduction to languages.

The school day is full and varied; there is plenty of opportunity for creative and physical activity through sports, drama and music taught by specialist staff. Immersed in this busy and constructive atmosphere, every child feels motivated and valued as their imaginations flourish.

We believe the most effective learning environment is achieved when the best of traditional methods are combined with tested and proven modern approaches; where children are happy, motivated and inspired. Children learn in different ways: our teachers seek to adapt their teaching methods to suit individual needs.

Support to the Class Teacher is provided by Teaching Assistants, as well as additional welfare and special educational needs staff where appropriate. The children are taught according to the framework of the National Curriculum for Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stages 1 and 2, supplemented by programmes of enrichment.

Before and After School Care

The availability of an extended school day offers convenience to both parents and pupils. In extended hours Pre-School and Junior children get the opportunity to play in a less formal environment, but they are still fully supervised. They also have the chance to complete any homework.


Our network of school minibuses offers busy parents an alternative route to and from school. Parents can also drop off/collect from our Lichfield campus where a free, staffed shuttle service between sites operates.

Forest School

Forest School offers pupils regular opportunities to develop their confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in the natural environment. Pupils explore nature at their own pace, learning new skills across the curriculum, including science, art and poetry. They also learn how to assess and manage risks and look after each other.

Educational visits

Visits to museums, theatres, castles, art galleries, working farms and industrial workplaces, sites of historical significance and national parks bring the curriculum to life. Pupils have the opportunity to learn about a subject in a more hands-on and immersive way than they can in the classroom.