There are two routes to entry:
- Most pupils join the school after an interview with the Headmistress and a taster day or days spent at the school, during which their suitability is informally and formally assessed. Pupils following this route may join the school at any time during the year;
- Entrance examinations and interviews are held in January each year for academically able pupils wishing to gain a scholarship. Academic, Music, Art, Drama, Sport and All-round scholarships are on offer for Year 7 upwards;
Parents of potential pupils must complete a registration form and pay the registration fee before entry can be considered. If the application is successful, a formal letter of offer is then sent and the application process is completed by the return of the acceptance form, together with payment of the deposit.
How to progress an application
Where possible, prospective parents and pupils are encouraged to visit the school, either during one of our Open Days, which are held each term, or by appointment at any other time. The Registrar, or one of the school secretaries, will be able to arrange a suitable time.
The application process itself, starts when you send the Registrar a completed registration form for each prospective pupil, together with the appropriate registration fee. Following receipt of your application, the Registrar will contact you to discuss the next step.
Lucton School welcomes pupils from all backgrounds and all walks of life, including pupils of all faiths and none. The criteria for admission to the school are applied equally and fairly to all applicants. The final decision as to whether a pupil is accepted for entry rests with the Headmistress and the Governors.
The school accepts applications from pupils who are of average or above-average ability who, in the opinion of the Headmistress and the Governors, have the potential to benefit from the kind of education that Lucton School provides. In view of the small class sizes, pupils with mild learning difficulties can sometimes be accommodated and there is provision for parents to request one-to-one tuition at extra cost. The school is not able to provide for those with acute learning difficulties.
The school has a policy of ensuring that pupils are taught for the majority of subjects in classes of no more than 18 pupils.