Lucton School, Leominster, Herefordshire


Welcome to Lucton, a boarding and day school for girls and boys aged 6 months - 18 years, set in beautiful, rural Herefordshire. Our pupils benefit from excellent teaching in small classes, enhanced by exceptional pastoral care and extra-curricular opportunities. Our strong sense of community permeates the whole school and we are committed to ensuring that, during their time with us, all pupils will discover their strengths and eventually leave Lucton confident in their abilities and prepared to embrace the challenges of the future.

Lucton's academic results are excellent and our sporting and creative achievements are outstanding.  Whilst our website can give you a flavour of life and learning at our school, we very much hope that you will want to visit us to see for yourself what makes Lucton so special.

A small school has many advantages in the vital area of pastoral care. All pupils at Lucton know each other well and pupil-teacher links are readily maintained on a friendly and relatively informal basis. Academic and social progress are regularly monitored, with Form Tutors taking an active role in supporting their tutees. There is a well-publicised code of conduct which acts as a guide to the personal standards expected and this emphasises good manners, tolerance and respect for others at all times. Form Tutors provide a daily point of staff contact for all pupils and our merit system gives immediate reward for constructive and thoughtful contributions to school life.

At Lucton, we believe in the recognition of personal achievement and high standards in all work and extra-curricular activities and the positive reinforcement of good behaviour through praise. We place considerable stress on self-discipline and the development of self-confidence and responsibility by individuals as they gain seniority. Teamwork and friendly competition are encouraged through a house system, while senior pupils are given privileges and responsibilities as prefects.

Boarding is central to life at Lucton and boarders live in two boarding houses at the heart of the school. Live-in houseparents have their own children at the school and there is a very real family  atmosphere within the boarding community. Boarders have their own bedroom, although the younger pupils have the opportunity to share. It is a sociable house and boarders can relax at the end of the day in a range of common rooms where they can watch TV, use the play station and computers or chat in the newly-refurbished café where they can prepare simple snacks and drinks.

The weekends are an action-packed affair! Boarders enjoy a varied and interesting programme of activities. There are regular visits to larger cities for shopping and cultural experiences as well as an extensive list of outdoor activities including: paintballing, kayaking, theme parks, high ropes, mountain biking, quad-biking, ice-skating and trips to special events like major sports matches, concerts and theatre visits.

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Lucton provides an exciting setting for young people to flourish academically and socially. Our dedicated and enthusiastic teachers are committed to bringing out the full potential of each pupil, whether in the class, on the sports field, in music, drama or through the many extra-curricular activities on offer. Small classes, a family atmosphere and a boarding house at the heart of the school, all combine to create a warm and homely place in which pupils feel accepted, valued and secure.

At Lucton, we aim to provide a broad, challenging and stimulating range of academic subjects for study at all levels. This is supported by a rich programme of extra-curricular activities, lectures, conferences and visits.

Prep School: The curriculum in the Prep School is broad and balanced and goes far beyond the National Curriculum. All pupils devote an hour each day to both English and Mathematics and also develop their scientific expertise through theoretical study and practical experimentation. French is introduced from Reception. Other subjects include Geography, History, ICT, Design Technology, Art, Music, Speech and Drama, Religious Studies, PSE, PE/Games and Swimming. Pupils also enjoy ‘Forest School’ in our woods.

Middle and Senior School: The Middle and Senior School curriculum is again broadly based on the National Curriculum. Science is taught separately as Biology, Chemistry and Physics from Year 7, normally leading to qualification in three GCSE subjects in Year 11, although there is an option for pupils to take Science and Additional Science. French and Spanish are taught as compulsory subjects in Years 7, 8 and 9 for the majority of pupils, with a small number taking Extra English in place of a second foreign language. ICT is taught as a specific subject in Years 7, 8 and 9 and its use is encouraged in other subjects.

Sixth Form: Lucton’s aim is to help each individual reach his or her full potential and Sixth Form leavers usually reach their first-choice university. The Sixth Form offers a surprisingly wide range of subjects to A Level and many other specialist options including Equine Studies and the BHS ‘AI’ Course. 

School Fees 2017-2018
2017 - 2018 fees not yet known
2016 - 2017 fees were £ 29,955 including boarding

Registration Fee:  £150 (non-returnable)

Sibling Discounts:  Available on request.  Please contact the Registrar for details.

Deposit:  A refundable deposit of £ 9,295 is payable on acceptance of a school place.

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