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Lucton School

Lucton School

Lucton, HR6 9PN, Herefordshire

01568 782000



Lucton School
School type Coeducational Day & Boarding
Founded 1708
Headmistress Mrs Gill Thorne
Date Appointed 2003
Co-ed Age Range 1-18
Number of pupils 330
Number of boarders 90
Day fees per annum £3,300 - £4,575 per term
Weekly Boarding fees per annum £7,500 - £8,825 per term
Boarding fees per annum £9,295 - £10,625 per term
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:8
Associations IAPS,BSA,ISA

Small classes, talented and committed teachers, a friendly atmosphere and a wonderful rural location combine to provide an outstanding, all-round educational experience at Lucton.

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, ready to embrace opportunities and play their part.

They also achieve excellent results at A-level and GCSE and secure an impressive range of university places. The School is justly proud of its remarkable added-value scores and its ability to draw out the full potential of every individual.

A safe and secure location

Founded in 1708, the School is set in a safe, healthy location in 55 acres of beautiful Herefordshire countryside. There is a good mix of day pupils, weekly boarders and full boarders. Many team and individual sports are offered and boarders enjoy a wealth of weekend activities – sporting, cultural, social and just good fun - all included in the fees.

Senior boarders have individual rooms - although some younger ones prefer to share - and pastoral care at Lucton is second to none. Overseas students may use the School's free airport buses at the beginning and end of term.

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. We accept mixed ability students, yet over the last two years A-level results have averaged 80% A–C. In 2017 the A-level results were over 30% A* to A grades and all leavers have gained places at their first choice universities.

A unique feature is Lucton's 'Access to A-level' course, which also serves as a Pre-IB course, designed to provide overseas students with a grounding in a range of subjects and incorporating accelerated learning of English - ultimately preparing them for entry to the best courses at the best universities.

Excellent facilities

Facilities include junior and senior libraries, science laboratories, ICT rooms, a design and technology workshop, sports hall, tennis courts, indoor swimming pool, many games fields and Equestrian Centre. Senior students enjoy their own sixth-form centre, including library, IT suite, comfortable common room and quiet study area.

Admission can take place at any time of year by interview and assessment. The School offers discounts to Forces families.

In a previous boarding inspection, Lucton School was awarded 'Outstanding' for Equality and Diversity, an excellent reflection of how well boarders from all backgrounds are made welcome at Lucton. In the latest whole school inspection, along with many other categories, boarding was rated as 'Excellent'.