Luckley House School

Location: Wokingham, Berkshire

Age of pupils: 11-18 y.o.

Gender: Co-educational

Boarding: Day, Weekly boarding, Full boarding

Pupils: 300

Head: Mrs Areti Bizior

Last updated 23.04.2021

Short description of the school

Luckley House School is a co-educational, independent boarding and day school in the town of Wokingham, Berkshire in South-East England. It accepts boys and girls from the ages of 11 to 18.

The school is set in attractive grounds with excellent facilities, and at just 40 miles from London, is the perfect location for boarders.

Luckley School, founded in 1918, has always occupied its present site. The school has historically been an all girls' school. In September 2014, the school announced its decision to move to coeducation.

The school has a Christian ethos. The core statement of aims and values says that the school is built on the Christian foundations of love and service. The school aims to enable pupils to thrive in a secure and encouraging environment, so that they become resourceful and resilient, ready for the challenges and opportunities of the future.

The school has a broadly Anglican ethos but welcomes pupils of all faiths or none.

What makes this school different from others?

  • Small School
  • Small Class Sizes
  • 30 minutes from Heathrow Airport
  • Strong Music
  • Strong Drama

School strengths:

Strong Music
Luckley boasts a stunning purpose-built Music Centre, complete with five acoustically perfect rehearsal/tuition rooms, a high-tech IT classroom, a recording studio and a performance hall. Students have the opportunity to study a wide range of musical styles, techniques and genres, ranging from the early classics to contemporary music, as well as modern music technologies and sound mixing. There are numerous opportunities for public performance, both in smaller recitals or a more formal concert situation. The Music Department plays an important role in the life of the School, contributing to many occasions and events, such as the School Carol Service and Speech Day. The Department also collaborates with the Drama Department in the production of Musical Theatre Performances.

Strong Drama
Luckley boast an amazing state of the art professional theatre which is the heart and soul of school life. In addition to the drama and theatre studies curriculum, popular at both GCSE and A Level, there is a whole host of drama clubs and the Trinity programme, as well as regular music concerts, ensuring that the theatre is alive with performances throughout the year. Students taking Drama at GCSE and A level also have the opportunity to specialise in the technical aspects of the theatre (sound and lighting), which is quite unique to Luckley. The Whitty Theatre is also a lively venue outside of school hours; it is home to many professional touring theatre companies, local dance and drama schools and the Wokingham Music Society, who puts on some fantastic concerts for the local community. A very popular source of entertainment for our boarders in the evenings and weekends.

Message from the Head of the school

Headmaster photoOur uniqueness lies in the combination of our size, Christian ethos and flexibility to meet the needs of individual pupils and their families. We provide a distinctly academic education that is tailored to the individual needs of each pupil.  This is offered in the context of a broad curriculum which celebrates the arts and sports, as much as academic achievement.

Every single school takes huge pride in the top performers in every cohort of young people. In late August we become preoccupied by how many A and A* grades have been achieved by groups of pupils across the country, at both A level and GCSE level. It is good to applaud the efforts of those young people and to admire their achievements. I am sure we will always look up to those who have achieved high academic results, in much the same way we enjoy seeing elite sports people and enjoy the performances of accomplished actors and musicians. It is also good to encourage young people to aim high and strive for the best.

At the same time, we must remember the fact that we are not all top academic performers, just as we are not all elite sports performers or capable of producing astounding works of art. At the risk of coming out with a platitude, we are all different. However, in our measures of success of education, our society seems to be obsessed with defining success as a clutch of the highest grades with perhaps a great sporting record thrown in in the interests of balance. Surely this is too narrow, and even too simplistic a means of measuring success both on a pupil level and a school level. We need to consider the young people as they grow up. While we should recognise the achievements of those with the highest grades, we really must broaden our view of what success means for every individual. We all need to be successful, for ourselves and for the people around us. This is as much about what we do, as why we do it and how we can all thrive and contribute to society in the most positive way.

When a young person leaves Luckley, for whatever pathway they choose, we recognise their success. If they are properly equipped and full of excitement and enthusiasm for the next stage of their life, then they are already successful. For some, this may mean a clutch of the highest grades, but for others it will be a spread of grades in the exams. And these grades will not be the whole story, every young person will have learnt and developed along the way. For every list of grades there is a young person full of potential. As Head at Luckley, I look down the lists of results and rejoice as I know what went into every grade achieved. More than that, I see beyond the statistics to the truly unique young people who have grown up and achieved so much more than just those grades.

I hope you enjoy browsing our website and finding out about Luckley. Even more, I hope that you will visit our school so that you can see for yourself why Luckley is special.

Mrs Areti Bizior

Maps,addresses and directions

Luckley House School
Luckley Road
RG40 3EU

programmes and subjects

GCSE A Level
core subjects: Art (Fine Art)


Mathematics Business
Separate Sciences or Coordinated Science Chemistry
subject choices: Computer Science


Design & Technology


Drama & Theatre Studies

Chinese (Mandarin)


Computer Science

English Literature

Design & Technology

Further Maths



Food Preparation & Nutrition


Foreign language





Modern Languages 




Philosophy & Ethics
Physical Education Photography
Religious Studies Physical Education

academic results

There are two grading systems applied in the UK. Grades in England are indicated by numbers from 1 to 9, where 9 is the highest grade.

System in Wales and Northern Ireland is evaluated using a letter grading scale from G to A*, where A* is the highest grade.

GCSE 2019-20
A*-A / 9-7 47%
B-C / 6-5


D and below



A level 2019-20
A*-A 35%
B 30%
C and below 36%




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Athletics Cross country Hockey Swimming Volleyball
Badminton Fitness Horse riding Tag rugby Yoga
Basketball Football Martial arts Tennis  


Non-sporting activities

Art & Design

Duke of Edinburgh
CCF Music
Dance Musical Theatre
Drama Singing

boarding options

Boarding at Luckley House School is available from age of 11 - 18 (Years 7-13).

Boarding Options

1+ nights: Occasional/flexi boarding
5 nights: Weekly boarding
7 nights: Traditional full boarding

How can I apply to this school?

The main points of entry to the Luckley House School are at ages 11, 13 and 16, but the school also accepts applications for other year groups provided there are places. Boarders are accepted from the age of 11.

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Currency Converter:

2020-21 Academic Year

Year Age
Day fees
Y7 11-12 17,376 GBP 28,182 GBP 30,405 GBP
Y8 12-13 17,376 GBP 28,182 GBP 30,405 GBP
Y9 13-14 17,376 GBP 28,182 GBP 30,405 GBP
Y10 14-15 17,376 GBP 28,182 GBP 30,405 GBP
Y11 15-16 17,376 GBP 28,182 GBP 30,405 GBP
Y12 16-17 17,376 GBP 28,182 GBP 30,405 GBP
Y13 17-18 17,376 GBP 28,182 GBP 30,405 GBP

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