Lichfield Cathedral School

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Year 7

Moving up from Junior School to Senior School is a big step towards growing up with more freedom and more responsibility – but we’re not in any hurry. Childhood should be cherished, not rushed through after all. Our focus during these years is still on encouraging pupils’ natural curiosity and keeping their learning inspired and interesting. This is a time when children are starting to figure out who they are. Ours is an environment that says come and be you - if you love dancing, then do that; if you love science, we’ll help you to explore your passion. If you love wearing shorts all year, that’s fine too. Be yourself, be open-minded and you’ve already created the perfect environment for learning. 

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We believe we offer something different. We offer a place where children can grow and find their own superpower through a balanced, diverse and individual education. We believe strongly in the power of creative thinking, empathy and courage - readying our students to be not just exam takers, but forward thinkers and problem solvers.

So, how do we do this? What is so different about our classes, our teachers, our school? Lots of schools have great teachers – what is different at LCS is the relationships and interaction between teachers and pupils that create a unique learning environment and a different style of learning and teaching. A firm foundation of respect and expectation and the pursuit of our school motto – Serve God and Be Joyful - develops strong, genuine relationships. The result is a safe, inspiring place to learn and teach. Students are encouraged to explore, share ideas, challenge conventions. Teachers are encouraged to be innovative and creative with their lessons; all with the common goal of keeping that inspiration and love for learning alive and well.

The pupils moving up from Year 6 welcome new joiners in Year 7 as Forms are reorganised to ensure a good mix of genders, interests and abilities. At the start of Year 7, pupils and staff enjoy a residential trip to York that focuses on team-building activities and social time to encourage new friendships.

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We treat academic and creative subjects equally and we aim to offer a very broad curriculum allowing each child to find their own strengths and passions. The Key Stage 3 curriculum is designed to give a firm grounding in all the areas of understanding: language and communication, mathematical understanding, scientific understanding, the humanities, the creative and performing arts, physical education and wellbeing/RSE.