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Leicester Grammar School, is an independent secondary school situated in Great Glen, Leicestershire, England. It was founded in 1981, after the loss of the city's state-funded grammar schools.Leicester Grammar School is closely affiliated with Leicester Grammar Junior School, and in general the majority of Junior School leavers are accepted by the senior school.The school has just over 90 teaching staff and 830 pupils, all of whom are day-students. It has its own preparatory form for children in Year 6, and its own sixth form for Years 12 and 13. Each student at the school is a member of a house, allowing a system of inter-school competition in sports and other pastimes such as chess, general knowledge and karaoke. Between 2008-2013 Leicester Grammar School was the fastest growing independent school in the country, according to the Independent Schools Bursars' association .HistoryFoundingThe school was founded in 1981 as an independent, selective, co-educational day school in an attempt to recapture the standards and traditions of the city’s former grammar schools. Located in four late-Victorian buildings in Leicester City Centre, the school was established close to Leicester Cathedral and was founded with an Anglican Christian ethos. The first headmaster was John Higginbotham and under his stewardship the school grew from just 96 to 560 pupils within 10 years.
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