Lancaster Academy to become co-educational

Published on 23 October 2017

A CITY boys’ school is set to become co-educational.

The Lancaster Academy, in Knighton Lane East, will admit both boys and girls from the new academic year in August 2018.

This means parents of girls who will move up to secondary school in the autumn will be able to list The Lancaster Academy as one of their preferred schools, if they wish.

The move comes following a consultation period and a subsequent decision from the Department for Education.

Principal Anna Fisher said: “We believe that a new co-educational environment will best support students to grow into responsible and respectful citizens, prepared to take their place in a modern and diverse society.

“We’re planning carefully for this change, so that we can create a safe, supportive and respectful learning environment for boys and girls alike.”

The school is part of the Learning Without Limits academy trust, whose lead school is Babington.

Parents of girls who are currently applying – or have already applied – for a secondary school place in autumn 2018 now have the option of adding The Lancaster Academy as one of their preferred schools.

If you are a parent that would like to now add or remove The Lancaster Academy from your admissions application as one of your three preferences, you have until midnight on Tuesday 31 October to do this. You can do this by logging into the application portal and amending your application, if you have already made one, or starting a new application if you haven’t. 

You can amend your application online even if you have already submitted it.

Letters will be sent to parents of Year 6 children outlining the process, and parents who have a registered for an online account will also receive an email. Both should arrive in the next few days.

Anyone who has questions, or has problems with the process, can email

admissions.online@leicester.gov.uk