Lucton School


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  • Category: Nursery / Pre-Preparatory / Preparatory / Senior / Sixth Form
  • Pupils: Co-Education
  • Type: Day & Boarding
  • Religious Affiliation: Christian
  • Roll: 167 (Boys) 138 (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.


Historic and modern buildings within 40 acres of grounds, 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


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

Open Days

2019. Whole School: Mon. 6th May, 10am - 4pm (Early May Bank Holiday Monday)

Individual Visits: You are also welcome to visit us at other times for a tour of the School and a meeting with the Headmistress. If you would like to arrange a visit please contact Nicola Castanet or Alex Pudge on 01568 782 000 or


2018/2019. Reception - Year 2: £2350 per term. Years 3-13: Day fees £3300 - £4575 per term, Boarding: £9295 - £10,625 per term, Weekly Boarding: £7500 - £8825 per term.

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


ISI Inspection 2013
ISI Boarding Inspection 2016
ISI EYFS Inspection 2016

School Contact Details

Headteacher: Mrs G Thorne

Contact for enquiries: Miss Helen Wall, Registrar

Lucton School
HR6 9PN, United Kingdom

[t]: 01568 782000
[f]: 01568 782001

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

At the crack of dawn last Saturday a sleepy but excited group of theatre lovers began the journey down to London. We arrived in good

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time and were dropped off on Waterloo Bridge with beautiful views of the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben bathed in October sunshine.
Our backstage exclusive tour of the National Theatre began and we were shown the three theatres within the National– The Cottesloe, The Lyttleton and the huge Olivier. We were given access to areas to areas where normally only actors or crew could go, and even allowed in the wings of the Lyttleton, amongst the set of The Veil. We met War Horses, ‘Alice’, and got to grips with some very gruesome props – severed hands, heads and a very realistic hamburger! Our guide was excellent and so informative – a huge thank you to her – we all learned a lot!
After our two hour tour, we crossed the Thames and took a short tube journey to the Victoria Palace where we had Dress Circle seats for Billy Elliot – The Musical. Our whole group – students and teachers alike – were alternately sobbing and bursting into laughter! The set was versatile, with actors visibly changing scenes and the design clearly reflecting the struggles of 1980s mining Britain; however, there were glorious moments of colour and dazzle – dancing dresses and a huge inflatable Margaret Thatcher!
The day was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Well done to all the students who took part – you were very well behaved – and we look forward to the next trip!

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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