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, and continued as Luckley-Oakfield School until 31 August 2013.
In September 2013, the school changed its name to Luckley House School. The Governors felt that neither the name nor the crest any longer truly represented the modern, forward-thinking school that now exists. The new name, whilst retaining the heritage of the school’s stunning Main House building, known as ‘Luckley House’ in the early 1900s, also signifies the ‘family community’ that the school provides. Further, a new contemporary logo was designed to reflect the strong Christian ethos of the school, with the use of a symbolic ‘cross’ within the letter ‘Y’.
In September 2014, we announced our decision to move to coeducation from September 2015, which we believe will allow us to take best advantage of the opportunities in modern education.
This document is a detailed account of the history of Luckley School Main House, based on research by Mr Tim South, Father of three Luckleyans The History of Luckley School Main House.
This booklet, entitled ‘Pot Pourri’ gives a fascinating insight into the history of the school, including the origins of the former crest.
Two documents have recently been sent to us by a former pupil of Underley Hall School, which is located on the former Oakfield School site in the Lake District.
History of Underley Hall was written by John D Battle in 1969. The book includes some interesting detail about the school from 1890 through to its move to Wokingham in 1959.
Oakfield School – an information booklet for parents from the time when Miss N. Birnie Rhind was Headmistress.
The booklet contains some fascinating information about fees at that time and the special qualification that the girls could take to enable them to become a Matron, Housekeeper, House Mistress or Lady Cook.