All overseas boarders are expected to have a guardian based in the UK. Guardians are responsible for caring for boarders during holidays, if the pupil is not returning home. There are no compulsory EXEAT weekends, but there is one Quiet Weekend each half term, when boarders are encouraged to spend the weekend with a friend. However this is not compulsory and provision is available for boarders that wish to remain in school.
Providing there are spaces available, you can join Luckley and board with us for just a year or even a term. We have a number of students who join us from Europe during the summer term, to improve their English and enjoy the English culture.
Please contact the Registrar through the Admissions section for further details.
You can come for a Taster night to find out whether boarding at Luckley is for you. Please contact the Registrar through the Admissions to arrange.
The catering team provide the boarders with nutritious, tasty meals every day. You can pre-order your supper from the menu. Any dietary needs are catered for.
Yes, arrangements can be made for friends to visit boarders, with prior consent.
We welcome girls and boys from across the world into Luckley House School, but we strive to keep a balance of nationalities and cultures to encourage integration between all pupils.
We currently have pupils in boarding from the UK, Germany, Spain, China, South Korea, Uganda and Hong Kong.
We have a dedicated medical centre where you can stay if you are unwell. You will be seen by the school nurse.
The school nurse arranges doctor, dentist, orthodontist and optician appointments and also administers vaccinations when appropriate.
Yes, all boarders are able to bring these items to school, however they must be named and insured.
You will be provided with a detailed list of the items you should bring to school. You will have the opportunity to furnish your bedroom with your personal belongings to make it look and feel homely. Every pupil has a pin board area to cover in posters and photographs.
On Saturdays and Sundays boarders enjoy brunch between 10.30 and 11.00am, providing the chance for a lie-in.
There are no lessons at the weekend, but a variety of activities take place, which the boarders select with the Heads of Boarding to accommodate everyone’s ideas and interests.
Activities range from visits of cultural interest, leisure pursuits and seaside trips, to the ever popular shopping expeditions!
In addition to taking part in after-school activities you can spend your free time with your boarding friends in the common rooms, bedrooms and school grounds.
As the town is within walking distance, you will also be given permission to make trips into Wokingham, in small groups.
You can speak to your family and friends using your mobile phone or the pay-phone in the boarding house. You can make calls after school, before supper and after prep. Wi-fi is available, so you can also keep in touch via email, SKYPE and social networking.
Boarders receive a lot of care and support from both their friends, the boarding staff and their tutors. The Boarding staff will be available to help you with prep, general advice or any personal matters.
The Graduate Assistants and Senior Boarder from Year 13 are also good at offering friendship and support when you need someone to talk to.
If you are a girl, you will live in the Main House, a beautiful 20th century building with lots of character and a vibrant atmosphere. Boys live in Cornish House, a more modern, but very homely environment.
You will share a modern, comfortable bedroom, where you can personalise your own space with photos, posters and treasures. The younger pupils share small dormitories, and there are twin rooms for the older students.
You will be able to relax with your friends in your own boarders’ common rooms, complete with comfy sofas, kitchen area for making drinks and snacks, and a large screen TV, DVD and computer games.