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  • Lucton School
    HR6 9PN
  • Head: Mrs Gill Thorne
  • T 01568 782000
  • F 01568 782001
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • An independent school for boys and girls aged from 1 to 19.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Herefordshire
  • Pupils: 376
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Fees: Per term. Day, Reception to Year 2 £2,450, Year 3 -6 £3,4440, Year 7+ £4, 750. Boarding, up to Year 6: £9295, Year 7 and above: £11260.
  • Open days: Sixth Form and Senior 6th March, Prep & Nursery 7th March, Full School May Bank Holiday
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What the school says...

Lucton is a thriving, co-educational, independent day and boarding school. Set in historic buildings and idyllic countryside, we build on our 300 year heritage and traditions to provide a stimulating and forward-looking environment.
Lucton provides an exciting setting for young people to flourish academically and socially. The dedicated and enthusiastic teachers are committed to bringing out the full potential of each pupil whether in the class, on the sports field, in music, drama or through the many extra-curricular activities.
Small classes, a family atmosphere and a boarding house at the heart of the school, all combine to create a warm and homely place in which pupils feel accepted, valued and secure.
There can be few more important decisions than that of your child’s education; it is an investment for life. At Lucton, we recognise the enormity of the trust you as parents place in us, and our
responsibility to build firm foundations, instil moral values and bring out the very best in your child.
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Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.

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Special Education Needs

The school accepts applications from pupils who are of average or above average ability who, in the opinion of the headmistress and the governors, have the potential to benefit from the kind of education that Lucton School provides. In view of the small class sizes, pupils with mild learning difficulties can be accommodated and there is provision for parents to request one-to-one tuition at extra cost. The school is not able to provide for those with acute learning difficulties. There are three routes to entry: • most pupils join the school after an interview with the headmistress and a taster day or days spent at the school, during which their suitability is informally and formally assessed. Pupils following this route may join the school at any time during the year; • entrance examinations and interviews are held in January each year for entry into year 7; • entrance examinations and interviews are held in January each year for academically able pupils wishing to gain a scholarship.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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