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

Sir Tom Knill

I left Lucton in 1971, however, as a member of the Old Luctonians Association, I am still very much involved with the school and it’s great to see that it has continued to thrive year on year. I joined Lucton in the early 1960s. My parents were concerned by the volatility of the cold war missile crisis and felt that I would benefit from continuing my education in the countryside. Much as it is today, the school had a real focus on sport, which I loved, and placed particular emphasis on developing resilience and independence.

After leaving Lucton at 19, I enjoyed a varied career; from studying at Art College to joining the City of London Police, travelling the world, joining the civil service and a lot more. The strength of character that I built at Lucton gave me a tremendous sense of confidence which I have carried with me throughout my career. Through my involvement in the Old Luctonians Association, it has been wonderful to watch the school flourish and to see the positive characteristics and values I experienced being instilled in future generations of students.