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'Ironic' spelling error on sign outside school

By Phil Norris & Douglas Whitbread

An 'ironic' spelling error on a sign outside a school has seen a council admit it 'must try harder'. The mistake was on a bus sign outside Lancaster Royal Grammar School and the school's name was spelled wrongly as "Royal Grammer".

Lancashire County Council, which is an education authority, said it “must try harder” after the mistake. Officials owned up to their “schoolboy error” after passers-by noticed they had spelt the school’s name wrong.

Headmaster of the school, Chris Pyle, told local radio: "The new sign has definitely brought some laughter. Teachers are used to correcting spelling mistakes, and both pupils and teachers have enjoyed seeing this real-world example on our doorstep."

A spokesperson for Lancashire County Council said: "The irony of this unfortunate spelling error is not lost on the county council. Thank you to Lancaster Royal Grammar School head Dr Chris Pyle for bringing this to our attention.

"This schoolboy error does certainly not meet Lancaster Grammar's exceptionally high standards. Rest assured, we will correct this mistake and replace the bus stop plates over the coming days.

"We're glad people have been able to see the funny side and would like to reassure everyone that we will try harder in the future."

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