Luckley House School

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Luckley House School
Address
Luckley Road

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RG40 3EU

Information
TypeCoeducational Independent day and boarding. All Girls day and boarding (before September 2015)
Religious affiliation(s)Church of England
Established1918
FounderBertha Drake
Department for Education URN110136 Tables
HeadmistressMrs Jane Tudor
Staff42 teaching staff
GenderMixed
Age11 to 18
Enrolment250
HousesRandle, Galloway, Cornish, Blake
Colour(s)Navy
Website

Luckley House School (formerly Luckley-Oakfield School) is an independent day and boarding school, located in Berkshire in England. It has a community of about 250 pupils, with about 200 in the first five-year groups, and 50 in the Sixth Form. The school is set in a rural location, south of the historic market town of Wokingham. The school has historically been an all girls' school, but became coeducational from September 2015.

History[edit]

Luckley School, founded in 1918, has always occupied its present site. The main house, which dates from 1907, replaced Luckley Manor, an ancient property mentioned in the Domesday Book. Oakfield School was established in the Lake District in 1895. The two schools were amalgamated on the Wokingham site in 1959 as an independent educational trust regulated by the Charity Commissioners. In September 2015 Luckley House became co-educational.

ACE Pupil Programme[edit]

The Able, Creative and Engaged Programme is being developed as a dynamic alternative to Gifted and Talented Programmes seen in many other schools.

House system[edit]

There are four houses at Luckley: Cornish (red), Blake (blue), Galloway (green), Randal (yellow). There are house events throughout the year, which include the annual Christmas Cracker Drama event, Sports Day,Junior and Senior Rounders, Tennis, Netball, Badminton, Hockey, The Mary Evans quiz, and the House Music Competition. Each event contributes points towards the end of year House Cup and the winners go on a House outing at the end of the summer term. On an ongoing basis the four houses are expected to devise community service events or fundraisers to include as many house members as possible. The project has to be co-ordinated and promoted by the pupils. House Captains and deputies are also responsible for liaising with staff about transport and guidance, as well as building links with staff at the places that they are supporting. But now they have changed the houses. They are now Blake, Randle, Cornish and Galloway, named after previous head masters/mistresses.

The Whitty Theatre[edit]

The school has its own professional working theatre, The Whitty Theatre, which is also available for outside hire.[1]

Notable former pupils[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hiring The Whitty Theatre".
  2. ^ "My best teacher - Sarah Beeny". Times Educational Supplement. 2008-11-07. Retrieved 2008-12-15.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°23′54″N 0°50′26″W / 51.39833°N 0.84056°W / 51.39833; -0.84056

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