Q&A fact file: Lucton School



What do student do at the weekends?

Our boarders have a fantastic programme of weekly activities which are all included in the school fees. Every Saturday students take part in activities including rafting/outdoor adventure pursuits, cultural trips, shopping, visits to theme parks, Cadbury’s World, cinema, and many more. On Sunday boarders can either relax at the school and use the sport and recreational facilities or be driven to the nearest city (Hereford) to explore.

My child is very keen on Music and Drama and not so much sport how will you support them?

We have an excellent music department and actually teach over 100 private music lessons every week on instruments including Cello, Violin, Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drums, and French Horn. We also have multiple bands, orchestras, and choirs for students to join with many opportunities to perform in and outside of school. Drama is hugely popular at Lucton; not only is our Headmistress a drama teacher but our LAMDA teacher worked on the Harry Potter movies! Our Prep, Middle, and Senior school all have regular productions which attract an audience of parents and many local schools too. Recent productions have included Bugsy Malone, The Jungle Book, and My Fair Lady.

How many children go to Oxbridge or Russell Group?

We have a small Sixth Form and yet every year we have a number of students attending Russell Group universities; however, our main priority is finding the best university and course for each student and these aren’t always necessarily within the Russell Group. We are justifiably proud that the vast majority of our students will gain a place at their first choice university.

What happens if they are struggling academically?

We have an excellent, highly experienced teaching staff here at Lucton and help is always on hand. We have supervised lunchtime homework sessions every day for those that need them, and for students that require it, we have an SEN (Special Educational Needs) teacher who will assess the student thoroughly and produce a detailed learning plan. For international students for whom English is not their first language they will receive EAL (English as an additional language) lessons.

How often can my child contact me?

Children can contact their parents before or after school every day and on weekends too.

What makes your school special?

Students often cite how strong the family feel is at Lucton; boarders and day pupils mix effortlessly and it’s something that we’re particularly proud of. We have a beautiful, safe rural location and excellent provision for sport which includes our own Equestrian Centre and indoor swimming pool. With small class sizes, excellent teaching, and strong provision for music, drama, art and, of course, academics, we are an excellent all-round school with a real passion for helping each student reach their full potential.


Questions answered by Doug Norton, Student Recruitment Officer

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