Licensed Victuallers' School

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Licensed Victuallers' School
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United Kingdom
School typeIndependent, co-educational, day and boarding
MottoFidelis ad finem
(Faithful to the end)
Established1803; 219 years ago (1803)
FounderSociety of Licensed Victuallers
Department for Education URN867/6005 Tables
Age range4–18

The Licensed Victuallers' School (LVS Ascot) is an independent, co-educational, day and boarding school for pupils aged 4 to 18, situated near Ascot in the English county of Berkshire. It is operated by the Licensed Trade Charity, and parents who work in the licensed drinks trade receive a 20% discount on fees.[1]


LVS's former London premises, built in 1836

Founded in 1803 by the Society of Licensed Victuallers (now operating as the Licensed Trade Charity), the school was originally situated in Kennington, London.[2] As industrialization advanced, the school lost its "wholesome and airy environment", and so in 1922 left the city for a site in Slough. The same concern caused the school to move to its current home in Ascot in 1989.[3]


LVS Ascot is set in 25 acres (100,000 m2) of land within Ascot,[4] on the site formerly occupied by Heatherdown Preparatory School. The Queen is the school's patron. The school's 900 pupils,[5] of which some 200 are boarders,[6] are split into four houses: Boarders, Bell's, Courage, and Whitbread.[7] Facilities include an indoor swimming pool, a 300-seat theatre, a recording studio, a sports centre, a gym, and a rock-climbing wall.[8] A new all-weather sports pitch was opened by Olympic hockey medallist Sarah Thomas in 2014.[9]


  1. ^ "LVS Ascot". The Licensed Trade Charity.
  2. ^ Sampson Low (1850). The Charities of London Comprehending the Benevolent, Educational, and Religious Institutions. Their Origin and Design, Progress, and Present Position. p. 313.
  3. ^ "Heritage". LVS Ascot.
  4. ^ "Outdoor Learning Day Teaches Juniors New Skills". LVS Ascot.
  5. ^ "About Us & Aims". LVS Ascot.
  6. ^ "Boarding Introduction". LVS Ascot.
  7. ^ "Pastoral Care". LVS Ascot.
  8. ^ "Facilities". LVS Ascot.
  9. ^ "Olympic hockey star Sarah Thomas opens new LVS pitch". Bracknell News.

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Coordinates: 51°24′45″N 0°42′12″W / 51.4126°N 0.7033°W / 51.4126; -0.7033