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Sport rapidly improving, helped no doubt by enthusiastic support from the head. His arrival seems to have rejuvenated the department. All abilities encouraged to take part. Music very popular here; it is a choristers’ school, supplying the cathedral with 25 of its 40 choristers. ‘We have a close rapport with our teachers,’ said one of our rather earnest but delightful guides. ‘We got the impression of a very tightly knit community with firm friendships. ‘Problems dealt with confidentially and appropriately,’ was said more than once. Niggles…

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We are proudly non-selective, offering an all-through education in a nurturing and stimulating environment

We aim to provide an environment that sets high expectations, facilitating stretch and challenge, where each child is stimulated to fulfil their potential in preparation for the next stage of their education and future employment.

Through an inspiring curriculum, exciting clubs, activities and trips, excellent academic and pastoral support, and dedicated and caring staff, we provide each and every one of our pupils with an ‘education for life’.

Through encouraging active involvement in a wide variety of inclusive co-curricular opportunities pupils are engaged in school life, engendering a spirit of community and co-operation. By working alongside pupils with different languages, perspectives, cultures and ways of working and learning, an understanding of a globalised future is developed, broadening understanding and preparing pupils for a life in global markets.

Lincoln Minster School seeks ways to develop pupils and staff with the willingness and skills to work effectively together in all we do, fostering long-lasting connections with local schools, the wider Lincoln community and United Learning schools to share facilities and to promote good practice. Alongside collaboration we support individualised 1:1 learning. We engage with our alumni and Friends of LMS to build a vibrant society supporting each other and the School.
The highest standards of personal conduct are expected and, by matching what we say with what we do, we engender a spirit of mutual trust and co-operation. Robust systems of communication through the whole community enables us to listen and be responsive to the views of others, developing a sense of openness, honesty and integrity

Our inspiring staff seek new and different ways to engage with the challenge of educating pupils for the twenty first century by meeting the needs of the curriculum in all its forms and extending beyond its constraints. Diversity is valued and pupils encouraged to be curious and independent minded to give them the skills to move on from school with confidence in their abilities.

At LMS we value everyone equally, building self-esteem and self-respect by demonstrating respect and care for people, ideas and our environment. We recognise the importance of things that enrich life beyond material possessions, which contribute to a sense of wellbeing, fulfilment and wonder, developing LMS as a rich and socially diverse community.
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All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

Choir school - substantial scholarships and bursaries usually available for choristers.


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Since September 2020, Maria Young. Previously head of St Mary’s School in Shaftesbury and before that, deputy head pastoral at Worth School in West Sussex. Educated in Kent, studied music at Durham and Cambridge, keeping up her love of tennis, rowing, running and expeditions alongside. Began her teaching career at Bryanston, later teaching in grammar schools and becoming the lead advisory teacher for music in Kent. She has conducted musicals, opera and major choral and orchestral works, touring her school groups all over the world, most recently to Peru.


All applicants and parents are interviewed. Reports requested from previous school and prospective pupils offered a taster day prior to joining. Automatic entry to the senior school from junior. Many year 7 entrants from state primaries. Overseas boarders join for sixth form, after entrance exams. Sixth...

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