Lockers Park School

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Lockers Park School
Motto bene agere ac laetari (Latin for good work, good manners, good fun (lit. "to do well and to have fun")
Type Preparatory and Pre-Preparatory
Religion Church of England[1]
Headmaster Christopher Wilson[2]
Founder Henry Montagu Draper
Location Hemel Hempstead
Local authority Hertfordshire
DfE URN 117611 Tables
Students 170[2]
Gender Boys only Prep, Co-Ed Pre-Prep[2]
Ages 4–13[2]

Lockers Park School is a day and boarding preparatory school for boys and co-educational pre-preparatory school, situated in 23 acres of countryside in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Its current headmaster is Christopher Wilson.


Lockers Park was founded in 1874 by Henry Montagu Draper,[3] an alumnus of Rugby School.[4] It is built on 23 acres (93,000 m2) of parkland surrounding a significant Georgian house, called The Lockers, which still exists as apartments and was the home of the Collett family.[5] The new school was designed by Sidney Scott and it has its own chapel which dates from the same era.[6]

In the 1940s and 1950s, the veteran England all-round cricketer Frank Woolley (1887–1978) was the school's cricket coach.[7]

Former pupils[edit]

See also Category:People educated at Lockers Park School

The list of distinguished (or well-known) old boys of Lockers Park includes the following:


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  4. ^ "Rugby School Register May 1874 to May 1904". Retrieved 30 July 2017. 
  5. ^ "Collett, Ebenezer John (1755-1833), of Lockers House, Hemel Hempstead, Herts". History of Parliament. Retrieved 30 July 2017. 
  6. ^ "Chapel, Lockers School, Lockers Park School, Hemel Hempstead". Hertfordshire Churches. Retrieved 30 July 2017. 
  7. ^ a b Suresh Menon, The Shorter Wisden India Almanack 2013 (2013, ISBN 9382951016), p. lxii
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  10. ^ a b c d e Michael Bloch, James Lees-Milne: The Life (John Murray, 2009, ISBN 978-0-7195-6034-7), p. 17
  11. ^ Purvis, Stewart; Hulbert, Jeff (2016). "Guy Burgess: The Spy Who Knew Everyone". Biteback. ISBN 978-1849549134. 
  12. ^ Obituary, The Guardian, 31 January 2007.
  13. ^ Bhattacharya, Roshmila (21 April 2013). "'I've inherited his legacy of goodwill, but... he is a difficult role model to follow'". The Telegraph. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
  14. ^ "Biographies of Members of the Northern Ireland House of Commons". Retrieved 30 July 2017. 
  15. ^ a b Mead, Richard B (2016). Commando General: The Life of Major General Sir Robert Laycock KCMG CB DSO. Pen and Sword. ISBN 978-1473854079. 
  16. ^ "Dr Sandy Holt-Wilson - obituary". The Telegraph. 16 September 2014. Retrieved 30 July 2017. 

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