children from a prep school in lucton with pens in their hands

Charlie Urmston

I looked at several schools before choosing Lucton but I loved the fact that it was relatively small compared to others. We were encouraged to try absolutely everything and so when I wasn’t on the sports fields, I would often be found playing drums in one of the orchestras or, more often than not, experimenting with different techniques in the art room. In fact, art at Lucton was particularly inspiring and by the time I left I knew that I had no doubt that I wanted to pursue it as a career.

After leaving Lucton I went on to study Photography at Bath Spa University before moving to London to work as a freelance photographer specialising in fashion. Over the years I have been fortunate enough to have assisted Mario Testino and Nick Knight on fashion campaigns for companies including Burberry, and in addition to my freelance work, I currently shoot for online designer retailer Net-a-Porter.

I had a wonderful time at Lucton and the communication skills and confidence that I rely on in my career as a photographer, were instilled during my time there, not to mention my adaptability!

Open Day September 2022

We are delighted to invite you to our Open Day

  • Thursday 29th September between 09:30am to 11:30am and 14:00 to 16:00pm (for Middle, Senior & Sixth Form)
  • Friday 30th September from 09:30am to 11:30am (for Nursery & Prep School)

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