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  • LVS Ascot (Licensed Victuallers' School)
    London Road
    SL5 8DR
  • Head: Mrs Christine Cunniffe
  • T 01344 882770
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  • An independent school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 18.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Bracknell Forest
  • Pupils: 642: 405 boys, 237 girls; 195 boarders; sixth formers: 160: 103 boys, 57 girls
  • Religion: Inter- / non- denominational
  • Fees: Day £9,708 - £17,403 pa; Boarding £24,846 - £30,576 pa
  • Open days: Saturday 23rd September 2017 – Junior, Senior and Sixth Form; Saturday 7th October 2017 – Sixth Form; Saturday 4th November – GCSE Options Open Morning (for Year 9 students); Saturday 18th November 2017 – Reception Class, Senior and Sixth Form; Wednesday
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What says..

School lacks neither charm nor character and is stuffed with quirky touches, from the formal (two back-to-back reception desks, one glitzy for corporate visitors to charity HQ, the other, smart but workmanlike, for school traffic) to the relaxed (skeleton of dolphin in science lab, Garfield soft toy clasped lovingly between jaws). School’s strength thus far has centred on bringing low achievers up to snuff (several heart-warming stories of pupils helped up the academic ladder to top exam grades) and parents like the approach, big on… 

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What the school says...

LVS Ascot is a non-selective, co-educational day and boarding school of over 800 pupils. It is a through-school so pupils can begin at age 4 and stay until they complete Sixth Form.

Exam results in 2016 saw LVS Ascot achieve its highest ever A-level pass rate of 99.2% with a rise in the proportion of A* and A grades for the second consecutive year. At GCSE level, 83.8% of papers achieved A* - C grades, up by 5% despite the national figure seeing its sharpest ever drop down to 66.9%.

The school is on a 25-acre site of landscaped gardens and playing fields. Facilities include sports centre with indoor pool, fitness centre, all-weather sports pitch, dance studio, 300-seat theatre, drama studio, music technology suite with recording studio and over 500 networked computer workstations.

Both Junior and Senior school follow the National Curriculum. An extensive range of activities and extra-curricular clubs underpin academic studies by providing opportunities for pupils to extend their horizons in team sports, drama and music, visits, clubs, hobbies and interests.

Academic Scholarships and Bursaries are available - please request further details. Our special arrangement with the HM Forces enables us to discount our fees by 10-20%.
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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2010, Christine Cunniffe BA MMus MBA. Three children, all at the school (husband goes to the parents' evenings). Personable, open, quietly assured and one of what seems like growing number (or should that be band?) of musicians to forsake lieder for leadership. Other careers have beckoned. After university, had close brush with the law (professionally speaking, that is) securing postgraduate traineeship with Slough-based legal practice only to succumb to alternative role as pianist to fashionistas and London high society (think white baby grands and late nights in plush hotels). Four years in, realised that though ‘loved life, not what I wanted to do when I was getting older’. Putting aside renewed yearnings for law when husband-to-be pointed out years of study ahead, she tried her hand at teaching and loved it from the...

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