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‘No snobbery, no elitism – you get a private school education without the price tag,’ a grateful parent told us. The vibe for this understated and unpretentious school is set at the entrance.  We drove by its metal gate twice before realising that what looked like the entry to a building works was actually a school (plans have been approved for a grander wooden entrance with living wall)…

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LVS Ascot is an all-ability, independent day and boarding school that inspires boys and girls from 4 to 18 to exceed their expectations and become independent adults, through a rounded education that delivers academic rigor alongside sporting, performing and creative opportunities.

The campus includes all Infant & Junior School, Senior School and Sixth Form Facilities as well as four Boarding Houses within a spacious 26 acre site. LVS Ascot facilities include: Infant & Junior School environmental garden, indoor swimming pool, fully equipped 250 seater theatre with state of the art light and sound, learning resource centre, astro pitch and fitness centre.

LVS Ascot has been successfully inspiring independence in students for over 200 years. Founded in 1803, gaining the royal charter in 1836 with Her Majesty the Queen as Patron to this day. As a vibrant hub with close proximity to the local town of Windsor, the centre of London, Heathrow and Gatwick airports, the school welcomes families from a range of backgrounds both in the UK and abroad.

Proud of its excellent academic & pastoral care, staff across the school work together to ensure that every student’s personal development is nurtured, believing that encouragement and support are essential to help young people become caring, confident citizens for the future.

Being one of three schools owned and managed by the Licensed Trade Charity, income generated by the School is re-invested in the site, to offer the highest standard of educational and co-curricular facilities and is also used to fund the work of the Charity.

Academic Scholarships and Bursaries are available, special discounts offered to HM Forces, Diplomats, those who work in the licensed trade and senior local academic staff.
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Since 2010, Christine Cunniffe BA MMus MBA. Read music and history, then a master’s in music performance from Reading and an MBA from Leicester. Began a career as a musician before moving into teaching in 1994. Dived straight in as head of music, first at a Stevenage comp, then St Bernard’s, a selective co-ed grammar school in Slough. Joined LVS Ascot as ambitious director of music in 2003 (school, which had no choir when she arrived, was performing Vivaldi’s Gloria at Eton College chapel just two terms later). She served as assistant head pastoral, and then academic, before becoming headmistress of the senior school in 2010 and principal of the whole shebang in 2015. Married and lives on site; all three of her now adult children attended LVS.

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