From their first days at the Prep School, Lucton provides an inspiring and happy learning environment where children nurture the fundamental skills that they need to flourish. Central to their growth at this stage is an emphasis on cultivating a genuine curiosity and enthusiasm for learning and developing the positive routines required to sustain this throughout their studies.
Reassuringly small class sizes, combined with excellent teaching staff mean that we are able to rigorously challenge the most gifted whilst having the flexibility to provide additional support for those who may need it.
The school day at Lucton is exceptionally well-balanced, allowing children to be involved in a wide variety of activities both in and out of the classroom. In fact, one of our greatest assets is our location: 55 acres of beautiful countryside allows children to explore fields and woodland without ever leaving the school! Lucton is the perfect setting to fuel their imagination.
Lucton has a huge variety of sports: football, tennis, netball, cross-country running, rugby, cricket and many more, including a minimum of two swimming sessions per week in our indoor pool. In addition to this, we also offer private lessons in a range of activities including horse riding, at our very own Equestrian Centre, and ballet, and whilst not every child will choose to take part, the opportunities at Lucton are always there waiting for them. Being able to combine extra-curricular activities into the school day is also particularly appealing for busy parents, in many cases alleviating the need to attend out of school clubs and increasing all-important family time once the school day is over.
Through small class sizes and a supportive and nurturing environment, children at Lucton build a strong sense of confidence that they carry with them as they grow. In Years 3, 4 and 5 they take part in drama lessons every week, with regular opportunities to perform in plays and assemblies, and some will also take part in additional LAMDA (London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art) sessions which help them to develop a clear speaking voice and positive body language through the spoken word. We believe that music lessons are an integral part of a child’s development. As well as time-tabled music lessons from Reception Class, children in Year 5 receive free small group instrumental lessons on an instrument of their choice and continue to perfect their abilities as they advance through the school.
We take immense pride in developing each and every child to their full potential and they all progress from our Prep School well-rounded, confident and ready for the next step.