Lucton School

Herefordshire

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  • Category: Nursery / Pre-Preparatory / Preparatory / Senior / Sixth Form
  • Pupils: Co-Education
  • Type: Day & Boarding
  • Religious Affiliation: Christian
  • Roll: 176 (Boys) 179 (Girls)
  • Age Range: 0 - 18 years
  • Founded: 1708

General Information

Set in historic buildings and idyllic countryside,we build on our 300 year heritage and traditions to provide a stimulating and forward-looking environment. When Lucton pupils finally leave our gates, they are well grounded, firmly rooted in sound moral principles with an understanding of their cultural past, yet equipped to meet the modern world and all its challenges.

Facilities

Historic and modern buildings within 55 acres of land, playing fields, tennis courts, indoor swimming pool and sports hall. Lucton Equestrian Centre includes an Olympic size (60m x 40m) all-weather arena, 40m x 20m arena, Lunge arena and 14 loose boxes. Separate Nursery and Preparatory School within the grounds.

Boarding is central to life at Lucton. Live-in houseparents have their own children at the school and there is a very real family atmosphere within the boarding community. There are common rooms for relaxing, a newly- refurbished café to prepare simple snacks, access to the swimming pool and sports facilities as well as action-packed weekends!

Extra curricular activities range from CCF and the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme to gardening, cookery, speech & drama, science club, rambling, fencing, chess, ICT, film club, chess and debating.

Entrance Requirements

11+: School Entrance Examination (Mathematics, English, Verbal Reasoning). Year 3 - Year 6: School Entrance Examination and informal assessment. Reception - Year 2: Informal assessment

Scholarships

Academic, Sports, Art and Music. Pierrepoint Scholarship for local pupils.

Open Days

2020. SENIOR & SIXTH FORM OPEN EVENING: Thurs. 5th March, 4pm - 7pm

PREP SCHOOL & NURSERY OPEN MORNING: Fri. 6th March, 9am - 12noon

WHOLE SCHOOL OPEN MORNING: Mon. 4th May

Individual Visits: You are welcome to visit us for a tour of the School and a meeting with the Headmistress. If you would like to arrange a visit please contact Lucton's Registrar, Lesley Cowie, on 01568 782 000 or admissions@luctonschool.org.

Fees

2019/2020. Reception - Year 2: £2450 per term. Years 3-13: Day fees £3440 - £4750 per term, Boarding (from Year 3): £9295 - £11,260 per term, Weekly Boarding (from Year 3): £7800 - £9200 per term.

Lucton offers its own Services Boarding Package. Please contact the Registrar for details.

Reports

ISI Inspection 2013
ISI Boarding Inspection 2016
ISI EYFS Inspection 2016

School Contact Details

Headteacher: Mrs G Thorne

Contact for enquiries: Lesley Cowie, Registrar

Lucton School
Lucton
Leominster
Herefordshire
HR6 9PN, United Kingdom

[t]: 01568 782000
[f]: 01568 782001
[w]: www.englishboardingschool.com

Location Description

Lucton is situated in the beautiful countryside of North Herefordshire, with glorious views over to the Brecons and Black Mountains. Our campus is rural but within easy reach of our local towns, Leominster, Ludlow and Hereford. School buses are available to transport day pupils from all corners of Herefordshire, as well as the nearer parts of Shropshire, Worcestershire and Powys. We are able to meet international flights at Birmingham and London airports.

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School News

Lucton independent day and boarding school Herefordshire and Shanghai

Lucton School has joined a select group of UK schools following the opening of Lucton School Shanghai.  Lucton’s Headmistress, Mrs Thorne, the Chairman of trustees,

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Dr Tony Paterson, and Vice-Chairman, Peter Morris, along with Lucton’s Bursar, Mr Thorne, who manages Lucton’s overseas developments, were in Shanghai to be part of the opening celebrations.

The opening ceremony included praise and support for the new school from John Edwards, the British Consul-General of Shanghai. The new purpose-built campus is designed to take 300 full boarding pupils and is situated just a few miles from Shanghai International Airport. This is Lucton’s first overseas senior campus. Lucton School already has a presence in Shanghai, having opened Lucton Kindergarten Shanghai in January 2018, with a second Kindergarten already set to open in March 2019.

All of these developments do not just raise Lucton School’s international profile, but represent great news for Herefordshire and UK Education in general.

Lucton independent day and boarding school Herefordshire

A level pupils at Lucton School celebrate another year of excellent exam results and Head of Sixth Form, John Goode, praised his pupils’ success, saying,

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“I am absolutely delighted. Our pupils have worked so hard and can now look forward confidently to continuing in their chosen fields of study.”

With just under 20 candidates, this year’s cohort achieved results that were well ahead of their predicted grades. Ben Davies, Lucton’s Head Boy, who has been at the school for 11 years, achieved A*AA, and he was one of three candidates who achieved nothing less than an A grade.

Apart from the majority leaving for university, two of Lucton’s leavers are going on to Veterinary Care and RAF IT apprenticeships.

Lucton Sixth Form has nearly 50 day and boarding pupils and Headmistress, Gill Thorne, credits Lucton’s ability to ensure students reach the best university possible, to the fact that the school is able to personalise programmes of study and tuition, tailoring these to individual students. Coupled with outstanding teaching, Lucton provides a fantastic Sixth Form education and environment and it is ideal preparation for the demands of university life.

Photo: Ben Davies, Lucton’s Head Boy, who has been at the school for 11 years, is delighted to have achieved A*AA, before taking up his first choice university place at Warwick to study Physics.

The emphasis in our Summer School is on the provision of high quality English teaching delivered by our well-qualified staff preparing students for the Trinity

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College London Integrated Skills in English examinations.

We offer two Summer Schools:

Junior Summer School – for pupils aged 7 to 12

Senior Summer School – for pupils aged 13 to 17

 

Both courses:

Offer 25 hours of tuition a week a maximum of 10 students in a class

Give students a full academic report and a certificate of attendance

Place students in classes according to their age and ability

Offer excellent staff supervision and pastoral care

In addition, there is a strong emphasis on other academic courses. We use all Lucton School’s excellent facilities including:

A 25m indoor swimming pool

An on-site equestrian centre

Science laboratories

Sports hall

Tennis courts

IT suites

Trips to sites of interest, sports and fun entertainment provide a balance.

The Summer School courses are small and friendly. Our own term-time teachers and pastoral staff work on these courses providing 24 hour care appropriate to the students’ ages and needs. We are always there to help students when they require support and to provide a secure and safe environment.

Download the 2017 Lucton Summer School brochure.

Telephone Alex Pudge, Lucton’s Registrar, on +44 1568 782000 or email registrar@luctonschool.org

 

Lucton School celebrates another year of excellent GCSE and A level exam results.

Almost half of all A levels taken achieved A* – B grades with

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three quarters at A* to C.

Almost half of all GCSE exams were graded A*or A, significantly above the national average, with three-quarters of the students completing their GCSEs achieving 5 A* to C grades including English and Maths.

Head of Sixth Form, John Goode, praised his pupils’ success, saying, “I am absolutely delighted. Our pupils have worked so hard and most are now heading to their first choice university, many to top Russell Group universities.”

Lucton’s Headmistress, Mrs Gill Thorne, is delighted by the results. “Being a mixed ability school, we are used to variable results, but any school would be proud of these grades. Again, I am particularly pleased with Lucton’s performance in the sciences. We have a 100% pass rate in the separate sciences (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) and 72% of these results were either A* or A grades. These are subjects that universities value particularly highly and the statistics are quite remarkable, also, for the third year running, Chemistry achieved 100% A* to B.”

Lucton School and Sixth Form is home to around 350 pupils and the Headmistress, Mrs Gill Thorne, credits Lucton’s exam success to its size, stating, “We are able to personalise programmes of study and tuition, tailoring these to each student and coupled with outstanding teaching, means that Lucton provides an excellent education.”

Building even further on the successes of recent years, 50% of all exams taken were A* or A grades, significantly above the national average. Also,

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91.3% of the students completing their GCSEs achieved 5 A* to C grades.

Lucton’s Headmistress, Mrs Gill Thorne, is delighted by the results. “Any school would be proud of these grades. I am particularly pleased with the consistency of our top grades and yet again, I am extremely proud of Lucton’s performance in the sciences. We have a 100% pass rate in the separate sciences (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) and 67% of these results were either A* or A grades. These are subjects that universities value particularly highly and the statistics are quite remarkable, also, for the second year running, Chemistry achieved 100% A* to B.”

Lucton School pupils have also achieved excellent value-added scores. The results of this cohort fully endorse Lucton’s ambition to enable every pupil to achieve their full potential.

For more information about Lucton School or to arrange a visit, call 01568 78200 or email admissions@luctonschool.org.

 

Photo: 59 A* and A grades between the five of them! L to R: Eve Mackley, James Goodman, Aidan Berry, Josh Gladwin and Andrew Niblett.

 

A level pupils at Lucton School celebrated another year of excellent exam results.

A third of all A levels taken achieved A*- A grades with over

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three-quarters at A* to C and an overall pass rate of 100%.

Head Of Sixth Form, John Goode, praised his pupils’ success, saying, “I am absolutely delighted. Our pupils have worked so hard and most are now heading to their first choice university, many to top Russell Group universities.”

Examples of excellent performances include: Clarissa Simpson (on left in the photo), who achieved 3 As in Chemistry, Physics and Maths, as well as an A Grade in AS Further Mathematics – she will now study Chemistry at Bristol University;  Vinci Yu having gained A*, A, A, B grades and who will now go to Durham University. Year 12 results were also very pleasing, with Rosie Oatham and her twin sister, Alice, both achieving 4 A grades as AS level.

Lucton Sixth Form is home to around 60 pupils and Headmistress, Gill Thorne credits Lucton’s exam success to its size, stating, “We are able to personalise programmes of study and tuition, tailoring these to each student and coupled with outstanding teaching, Lucton provides the best possible Sixth Form education and is ideal preparation for the demands of university.”

 

Photo: Smiles at Lucton over excellent A level results.

Lucton School crowned champions at the National First Aid Competition held at York on Saturday 13th September.

Against strong competition, Lucton School’s CCF First Aid Team

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conducted themselves with poise and purpose in a range of medical scenarios, winning the top place as CCF National First Aid Champions. General Lillywhite presented Lucton School team with the National First place trophy (the shield) and their National First Aid Colours.

The weekend also hosted the national finals for all the military cadets, which included the CCF, the Sea Cadets, Army Cadets (ACF) and the Air Training Corps (ATC). By scoring more points than any other team on the day, Lucton went on to collect the overall National Cadet Team prize, named the London Cup.

Lucton’s CCF team had beaten 44 national finalists from across the cadet movement. Lucton’s Commanding Officer, Major Paul Howl, said, “This was a tremendous achievement, scoring more points than any team, especially when all the teams present had already shown considerable ability by winning through their own regional heats. All four cadet movements make up of a total of over 3,000 units!”

Colonel Sharkey, Chairman of the National First Aid panel, congratulated Lucton’s Commanding Officer, Major Paul Howl afterwards and went on to mention his thanks to Lucton as a CCF unit that has completely raised the standards, for all to follow.

Cadets at Lucton receive comprehensive training, ranging from first aid, adventure training to map and compass skills. The overall aim is to develop teamwork, self-reliance, confidence and leadership skills.

Lady Darnley, the Lord-Lieutenant of Herefordshire, is understandably pleased. “As Lord-Lieutenant I much enjoy my involvement with all the County’s Cadet Forces, and I am very impressed by the success of this Lucton School Team. I appreciate that reaching the national finals is a great achievement in itself, and I am really delighted that Lucton has brought both of these national trophies to Herefordshire. Many congratulations to them and to their instructors.”

Lucton School is hosting an Open Evening on Thursday 2nd October from 4.30pm. For more information call 01568 78200 or email enquiries@luctonschool.org.

 

Photo: Lt Gen Lillywhite with Lucton School – winners of the CCF trophy and overall best team. Lucton School’s CCF First Aid Team: Cadet Lance Corporal Anna Paterson, Cadet Corporal Henry McNab, Cadet Lance Corporal Jessica Bemand, Cadet Lance Corporal Ellie-Mae Davies-Bufton.

Lucton School pupil, Freddie Powell achieved an impressive third place riding in his first international eventing competition.

The event held in Ireland, was Freddie’s first international

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competition with Great Britain’s under 18s Junior Eventing Team.

A rider with the Lucton School Equestrian team and Ludlow Pony Club, Freddie rode in the CIC1* category against a field of 68 riders from the USA, Switzerland, Sweden, Australia and Ireland.

Freddie finished as the top placed GB rider in the CIC* category and said, “It was a great experience and I’m just over the moon to have come away with a medal. I would like to say a massive thank you to all those sponsors who helped me travel to Ireland and continue to support my training.

Lucton School Equestrian Manager, Emma Coates, praised Freddie’s success saying “To win a medal at your first international competition is a fantastic achievement. Freddie has been riding with us for a number of years and it is wonderful to see how much he has developed.”

Freddie has also been selected for the Wales & Borders Team and will compete in the KBIS U18 Regional Team Championship at Weston Park in October.

Lucton School will host an inter-schools show jumping competition on Saturday 27th September 2014, for more information, call 01568 78200 or email enquiries@luctonschool.org.

 

Photo: Freddie Powell competing with British Eventing team in Ireland

Lucton School Equestrian Centre opened for business this term and this week saw the first lessons with the Sixth Form girls at the School. Miss

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Coates was very pleased with the general standard of all the students, who are working towards their BHS A1 qualification. This week also saw the arrival of four new ponies at the stables and lessons are being timetabled for all pupils who wish to ride – either for pleasure or working towards competition standard. The School will again host its annual Inter-Schools Equestrian event in June 2012.

A & AS results

Lucton students achieved their best ever A Level results in 2011, with 55% at A* or A grades. These results are all

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the more impressive when you consider that Lucton has a highly inclusive admissions policy. Further statistics show that, in all, 85% of passes were at A* to C grades and the vast majority of subjects taken in the Sixth Form are in the traditional, academically-demanding subjects favoured by world-class universities. 100% of our leavers gained entrance to UK universities and 60% to Russell Group universities.

GCSE results

There were smiles all round at Lucton School on results day. For the second year running, over one third of all exams taken achieved A or A* grades – well above the national average – and 80% of GCSE candidates achieved 5 A* to C grades. Being a mixed ability school, we are used to variable results, but any selective school would be proud of these grades.
Lucton has always done very well with added-value scores and this year is no exception. In fact, this cohort has again achieved excellent value-added scores. Some students improved on their Year 9 predictions by over 2 grades per subject. These results fully endorse the school’s ambition to enable every pupil to achieve their full potential.

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