Lucie Clayton Charm Academy
Lucie Clayton College was founded by Sylvia Lucie Golledge in 1928 as a finishing school which expanded into modelling two years later and turned into Britain's top modelling agency during the 1950s and 1960s by Leslie Kark who bought the business. His wife Evelyn became the figurehead and public face as Lucie Clayton.
In the late 1960s, Lucie Clayton added secretarial training to its curriculum which already consisted of cookery, flower arranging, make-up, deportment, fashion designing, pattern cutting, dressmaking and style of dress.
The modelling agency closed in the late 1970s but the school went on preparing young ladies for marriage, society and The Season.
In the early 1990s, Lucie Clayton reinvented itself as a successful secretarial and business college. The courses themselves range from a few days up to a full year, are pitched at a number of levels and may include anything from shorthand to IT to budgeting, marketing, public relations, law and personal development. Along the way, students may pick up the odd City & Guilds or London Chamber of Commerce & Industry professional qualification, but at the end of the course they will leave with Lucie Clayton's very own certificate. The list of employers associated with the college reads like a Who's Who of London's corporate beau monde, with the likes of Amanda Wakeley, Arthur Andersen, Hermes, JWT, the BBC, Vogue, and Schroders. 
In 2007, Lucie Clayton College merged with two secretarial colleges to form Quest Business Training, and moved to another location nearby.  Lucie Clayton House in South Kensington, London was converted into six furnished apartments. 
The etiquette side of Lucie Clayton is now handled by The English Manner.
Notable Lucie Clayton Girls
- Jemma Kidd - countess, make up artist, fashion model 
- Tara Palmer-Tomkinson - socialite, TV presenter 
- Anne Dunhill - novelist, Italian translator, and granddaughter of Alfred Dunhill
- Celia Hammond - campaigner and founder of Celia Hammond Animal Trust
- Joanna Lumley - actress, former model
- Paulene Stone - former Vogue cover girl
- Samantha Juste - former Top of the Pops TV presenter
- Sandra Howard - novelist, wife of Michael Howard
- Vicki Hodge - actress, model, and former girlfriend of Prince Andrew, Duke of York 
- Lorna McDonald - former model
- Angie Rutherford - model and wife of Genesis guitarist Mike Rutherford
- Jean Shrimpton - model, actress
- Carole White - model and founder of Premier Model Management
- Melinda Clayton Bell - model and founder of Nevs women section
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- "Lucie Clayton House: A model lesson in home-making". The Telegraph. 24 Nov 2007.
- "'I'm a low-maintenance woman'". The Guardian. 9 April 2006.
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- "The Model Archives of Marlowe Press". www.modelcomposites.com.