To provide a warm, supportive and encouraging environment in which friendship and social skills can be nurtured with provision made for private academic study and leisure pursuits.
For boarding pupils at Luckley House School, our further aim is to reflect the stability of a caring home and to provide the wealth of activities made possible in a large community; there should be opportunity for establishing good patterns of work together with learning the arts of living in a community particularly one with cultural and ethnic diversity.
While all teachers are in loco parentis, boarding staff are also, to an enhanced degree. It is a particularly demanding and yet rewarding form of education involving an especially close relationship between staff and pupils based on mutual trust and shared experiences. It follows that boarding staff must display especially high standards of professionalism, discretion, pastoral care and confidentiality. A sense of humour and proportion is essential when dealing with teenagers!
Day and boarding staff alike form a united team. Boarders are also one with day pupils from 08:40 to 16:00 – but the school is their home as well as place of work. Facilities are provided for recreation, cultural and spiritual growth, peace and individual development as well as experience of corporate life.
The school is inspected by Social Services and Commission for Social Care Inspectorate on a regular basis to ensure standards of welfare and care of pupils meet the recognised criteria.