Lucton, HR6 9PN, Herefordshire
Co-educational Day & Boarding
|Headmaster||Mr Jon Tyler|
|Co-ed Age Range||1-18 years (Boarding from 7)|
|Number of pupils||300|
|Number of boarders||40|
|Day fees per annum||£7,500 - £14,250 per term|
|Weekly Boarding fees per annum||£24,345 - £28,695|
|Boarding fees per annum||£35,130|
|Average Class Size||10|
Small classes, inspiring teachers, a friendly atmosphere and a wonderful rural location combine to provide an outstanding, all-round educational experience at Lucton.
The School prides itself on its ability to draw out the full potential of every individual. Remarkable value-added scores show that most pupils achieve at least one whole grade higher per subject than they would in most schools, and they move on to an impressive range of universities.
An Oxford University admissions tutor commented that the typical thing about Lucton students is that there is no typical student - they are very much individuals! What they do have in common is that they leave us confident in their abilities and strengths, fully equipped with leadership and life skills.
These skills are developed outside of the classroom as much as they are in it. With facilities that include an on-site Equestrian Centre, indoor swimming pool, sports hall, tennis courts and many games fields, there is an extensive games and activities programme that offers something for everyone.
A safe and secure location
Founded in 1708, the School is set in a safe, rural location within 55 acres of beautiful Herefordshire countryside. There is a good mix of day pupils, weekly boarders and full boarders, who are warmly welcomed from as far away as Hong Kong, the Middle East and Africa, as well as closer to home in the UK and Europe.
Lucton has both junior and senior boarding houses, each with resident House Parents who provide first-class pastoral care and academic support. Senior boarders have individual rooms, although some younger ones prefer to share. They tend not to spend too much time in them though, with a wealth of weekday and weekend activities on offer - sporting, cultural, social and just good fun - all included in the fees.
Strong academic record
Offering a wide range of GCSE and A-level subjects, Lucton has a strong academic record and an established tradition of getting the best possible results from each pupil. Pupils arrive with a range of abilities, yet attain impressive results across the board; recently around 40% A*-A grades at both GCSE and A Level. Pupils are encouraged to set their sights high and the vast majority gain places at their first-choice universities.
Opportunities for all
One of the main benefits that a school this size has is being able to cater to individual needs. Whether a pupil needs extra support or challenge academically, or they have a particular interest they want to pursue, staff are determined to help them to succeed. Achievements include an award-winning CCF, including a recently added RAF section, as well as success in national triathlons and riding competitions.
Admission can take place at any time of year by interview and assessment. Scholarships and means tested bursaries are available.