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LMS Senior School - Voted Top 15% in UK

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Maria Young


I have been very warmly welcomed into the school and am very much looking forward to meeting many of you over the next few weeks and months, whether virtually or in real life, as soon as this is possible. I am particularly thrilled to have been asked to take up the Headship at Lincoln Minster School. Having spent much of my teaching life in and around Canterbury, working in partnership with the Cathedral there, as well as with various other sections of the community, moving to Lincoln feels like a natural fit. I have been a Director of Music in Grammar Schools for much of my career but have kept up sporting interests too: largely rowing, tennis and running. I have also been a boarding Housemistress and Deputy Head Pastoral, before becoming a Head. I am married to Paul, a professional singer, and have two sons, one teaching Modern Languages in a Sussex boarding school and the other, a Drama graduate, currently awaiting Officer Selection with the Army.

It is obviously early days for me at LMS, but I am very much looking forward to the year ahead. At a time in which it would be very easy to become rather inward-looking, we need to have inspiring things to look towards: I especially look forward to continuing to develop the excellent partnership projects begun by Mark Wallace. I shall also be seeking new opportunities for the school and ensuring that LMS continues to grow it's extraordinarily rich co-curricular offer alongside achieving such impressive academic results. What really inspires me as a Head, is helping all students to discover and pursue their ‘spark’ in life, and to ensure that we provide as many opportunities as possible for your child to be able to do this. An interesting thing for me is that the teacher who provided my real ‘spark’ experience at school – my Head of Music – has lived in Lincoln for many years, and I have always kept in touch with her. It feels particularly right to be coming to Lincoln, as a result!

In the meantime, the whole team here has done an amazing job in readying the school for a safe return. The quarantined boarders are now back in circulation, nearly all pupils have returned and the serious business of getting on with learning begins anew. The exact shape and content of public examinations next year is not finalised by Ofqual, but we feel confident that we are all rather more resilient now and are ready to adapt to the situation as it develops. We will, of course, update you with further details as they emerge.

We are very aware that 2020 brought with it a new range of challenges and pressures for our students, and we will be very alert for signs of anxiety and stress, as always. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if anything is concerning you, Covid-related or not. We are here to help.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all our students and their families a very happy and successful year with Lincoln Minster School.

Best wishes,

Maria Young
Lincoln Minster School Headmistress

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Lincoln voted the best UK city to raise a family 2020

Voted Number 1 school for progress at A Level

Welcome to Lincoln Minster School

An education for life

Lincoln Minster School is an independent co-educational HMC day and boarding school for pupils aged 4 – 18 years.

We aim to provide an inspirational all-round education which combines academic achievement with a wealth of co-curricular opportunities.


GCSE Results 2020


Co-curricular clubs


A Level Results 2020


of pupils achieve their first choice university

If you would like details of how you can book one of our Experiential School Open Days this September, please contact marketingadmin@lincolnminsterschool.co.uk

Further information on our virtual learning provision can be found here

To keep up to date with all recent news, all previous LMS Whole School Newsletters can be found via the Information for Parents page.


"The opportunities that the school offered our son and the quality of teaching has been fantastic. He can't wait to go to the next level and get into his new course work; you've really given him a fabulous foundation to build on and help him discover his passion and direction."

Parent, 2020

'Lincoln Minster School is like a lovely little family. The welfare and well being of their pupils is very important to them. The quality teachers and staff, in general, are of a very high standard"

Pupil, 2020

"Minster has been such a great choice for our daughter, she is so much more confident since she has moved schools. She receives lots of encouragement and positive feedback that has helped her understand how she is doing. My son has also had an amazing time at Minster and it has been the making of him!"

Parent, 2020

"The school has encouraged my sons to perform better by identifying their strengths and providing the relevant support".

Parent, 2020

"Our daughter is in Year 7 and is a different child to that at the end of Year 6 at her primary school. LMS was the right school for her, with the right attitude, getting the best out of every child"

Parent, 2020
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