Philosophy and Aims

Lincoln Minster School is a non-selective Christian school, offering an all through education, where the nurturing, stimulation and development of our pupils in all areas of school life, overseen by inspiring and caring staff, is at the heart of what we do. In short, we offer an ‘Education for Life’.

Our aim is to provide an environment that sets high expectations, facilitating stretch and challenge, where each child is stimulated to fulfil their potential in preparation for the next stage of their education and future employment.

Our objective is to bring out ‘the Best in Everyone’, enabling each pupil to become a balanced, happy and articulate person.

This ethos underpins our core values:


What we mean is:

  • Offering a first class education to every pupil
  • Challenging ourselves and our pupils to strive for the highest standards in curricular and co-curricular activities

So that we:

  • Inspire all pupils to achieve their fullest potential
  • Offer pupils the broadest educational experience


What we mean is:

  • Offering a wide variety of inclusive opportunities to engage with school life via our many and varied co-curricular opportunities
  • Engendering a spirit of community and co-operation
  • Developing an understanding of a globalised future by working alongside pupils with different languages, perspectives, cultures and ways of working and learning

So that we:

  • Encourage active involvement by pupils, staff, the wider school community and beyond
  • Broaden understanding of people, perspectives and ideas
  • Foster and provide opportunities to lead
  • Prepare our pupils for a life in global markets


What we mean is:

  • Seeking ways to work effectively together in all we do
  • Preparing our pupils for digital life
  • Working with other schools and the local community to share facilities and to promote good practice
  • Engaging with our alumni and with friends of LMS

So that we:

  • Develop staff and pupils with the willingness and skills to work effectively with others
  • Support collaboration and individualised 1:1 learning
  • Foster long-lasting connections with local schools, the wider Lincoln community and United Learning schools
  • Create a vibrant society of alumni and friends of LMS to build a life-long community in support of each other and of the School


What we mean is:

  • Matching what we say with what we do
  • Listening and being responsive to the views of others
  • Expecting the highest standards of personal conduct

So that we:

  • Engender a spirit of mutual trust and co-operation
  • Build robust systems of communication throughout the whole community
  • Develop a sense of openness, honesty and integrity


What we mean is:

  • Inspiring staff to seek new and different ways to engage with the challenge of educating pupils for the twenty first century, meeting the needs of the curriculum in all its forms and extending beyond its constraints
  • Encouraging pupils to become independent learners
  • Valuing diversity in all its forms via our many and varied co-curricular activities and community involvement
  • Encouraging initiative and responsibility

So that we:

  • Offer a truly independent education as demonstrated by the pupils engaging in a range of curriculum and co-curriculum opportunities
  • Give pupils the skills to move on from school with confidence in their own abilities
  • Encourage pupils to be curious and independent minded


What we mean is:

  • Valuing everyone equally, demonstrating respect and care for people, ideas, and our environment
  • Valuing ourselves and our contribution, recognising the importance of those things which contribute to a sense of wellbeing, fulfilment and wonder
  • Demonstrating tolerance in our dealings with others, recognising that as a Christian school, all faith and non-faith beliefs are welcomed and supported
  • Generating a sense of responsibility for others

So that we:

  • Build self-esteem, self-respect and the ability to show regard for people, ideas and our environment
  • Develop an understanding of those things that enrich life beyond material possessions such as the exploration of the creative arts, religious truths, natural beauty and our relationships with others
  • Engender humility, sportsmanship, compassion and care
  • Engage pupils in their local communities, offering active service to others
  • Develop LMS as a rich and socially diverse community

 Development Plans

You can download our three year development action plans below:

Nursery & Pre-Preparatory School

Preparatory School

Senior School & Sixth Form