Lincoln Minster School



A safe and welcoming home from home.


A spectacular boarding environment in the heart of Lincoln’s Cathedral Quarter.

We will not be accepting boarders for the academic year 2024-25.

Our boarding house, The Mount, is situated on the school site and is overseen by highly-experienced and approachable boarding staff.

We pride ourselves on making every pupil's boarding experience a happy and productive one and have a range of boarding options to suit every family. Step inside a boarding culture where each boarder – whether weekly or flexi – is treated as equal members of our boarding family.

Our boarders make friends for life through a whole range of fun and exciting activities and adventures, including cinema nights, baking nights, go karting, crazy golf, jewellery making, Lego masters competition, Scalextric grand prix and pamper nights.

See the current full list of activities for 2023/24, here.

For more information, please read our Boarding Handbook below. Alternatively, discover how we can support forces families, here.

Boarding Handbook

Weekly Boarding

Weekly boarding is our ‘full boarding option’. Pupils are allocated their own bed and will be able to settle into their boarding space for the term. Sixth form students will be given single accommodation. Weekly boarding is charged at £8,471 (years 3-6) and £9,802 (years 7-13) per term and will be added to the school fees invoice.

Flexi Boarding

Pupils have the option to flexi board in The Mount between one and three nights per week from Tuesday to Thursday evenings. The nights a pupil boards must be agreed, subject to availability, through the Housemistress, prior to the start of each term.

Flexi boarding is conditional on pupils respecting the rules and routines of the House and understanding that for others in the house it is not a "sleepover". The Houseparent of The Mount reserves the right to stop a pupil from boarding if they fail to meet the expectations which come with being a Boarder. This is to support the wellbeing of all the pupils in our care, some of whom will be studying for GCSE and A level exams.

Should a pupil wish to reduce their nights, stop flexi boarding or change the nights they are boarding, then half a term's notice should be given in writing to the Housemistress of The Mount. Pupils may increase their nights throughout the term, subject to availability. If other variations of this arrangement are needed this can be discussed with the Head of Boarding on a case by case basis.

Flexi boarding nights are charged per school night at a value of £57 and this will be added to the school fees invoice.

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The Mount

The Mount is a Victorian house positioned in the centre of our site. The Mount has two communal rooms where pupils can watch TV or DVDs, play video games, board games or just relax. There is also a music room, equipped with a piano, guitars and a microphone for pupils to enjoy some music practise.

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Introduction to Boarding KS3 – Half a Term

Introduction to boarding is an option for our KS3 pupils which will enable them to try boarding for a brief period without the notice requirements as set out above for flexi and weekly boarding. The option to try boarding for half a term with no further tie in starts after October half term each year and is available on a first come, first served basis.  If you have further questions, please contact the House Mistress of The Mount.

One off Boarding

One Off Boarding is available to all students at LMS on a one-off basis. This must be booked with the Housemistress of The Mount and at the discretion of the Head of Boarding and will be charged at £57 per night added to the school fees invoice.

Free Boarding Trial

All students are entitled to a free trial of three consecutive nights once throughout the course of their time in the school. This should be booked with the House Mistress of The Mount.

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Abbie Eke

Abbie Eke

House Mistress

Abbie is the school's House Mistress, as well as the Subject Lead for Business and Economics at LMS. Read her full bio, below.

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Abbie Eke

Abbie is originally from Lincolnshire. She graduated from The University of Southampton with a degree in law, followed by postgraduate study at Nottingham Law School. She went on to qualify as a Solicitor in 2005 specialising in commercial work. She has practiced law for a number of years but decided that she wanted a change in direction and qualified as a teacher at Bishop Grosseteste University. Initially teaching law, she moved to teaching business and economics using her real-life experience to provide context and application in the classroom. Abbie is currently Subject Lead for Business and Economics at LMS. 

Alongside her academic career, Abbie has always had a keen interest in the pastoral side of school life. Beside raising her own children, she understands the importance of a supportive and nurturing environment so that students achieve their potential and thrive. She is also looking forward to bringing some fun and excitement to her new role of House Mistress at The Mount. She brings her husband, two children and dogs Olly and Odie to live with her in The Mount just to add to the excitement!

Charlotte Brigden

Charlotte Brigden

Deputy Head: Pastoral & Head of Boarding

Charlotte joined LMS in 2023 from Haileybury College and is the school's Deputy Head: Pastoral as well as the Head of Boarding. Read her full bio, below.

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Charlotte Brigden

Charlotte joined Lincoln Minster School in 2023 from Haileybury College. She has experience as a Senior Girls Housemistress and Designated Safeguarding Lead as well as teaching Geography, coaching sailing and leading the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award. Charlotte is passionate about education and is currently studying for a Doctorate of Education at Nottingham University. 

Mr Chalmers

Mr Chalmers

Resident Tutor

Mr Chalmers is the Resident Tutor but also the Head of the STEM Faculty. Read his full bio, below.

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Mr Chalmers

Mr Chalmers is the Resident Tutor but also the Head of the STEM Faculty. He joined Lincoln Minster School in September 2023, having previously been a Vice Principal at a small international boarding school in Leicestershire. He is a keen cook, likes walking and enjoys building and fixing things. When not in school, Mr Chalmers lives with his wife and dog in Stratford Upon Avon. He is in the boarding house all week, when he is not teaching in the Science labs.

Mrs Watson

Mrs Watson

Boarding Tutor

Mrs Watson works at the Prep School, having joined Lincoln Minster School in 2018, and has many different roles. Read her full bio, below.

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Mrs Watson

Mrs Watson works at the Prep School, having joined Lincoln Minster School in 2018, and has many different roles. She is a teacher and teaches all year groups at Prep as well as supporting other staff. Mrs Watson supports children with Special Educational Needs throughout the school and is also the Crèche Manager. She enjoy all kinds of music and loves dancing as well as visits to the theatre. Mrs Watson has one daughter, Poppy, who is currently at Senior and has been at Lincoln Minster School since she was 2 years old.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the boarding fee?

Weekly boarding is charged at £8,471 (years 3-6) and £9,802 (years 7-13) per term.

Will we still have to pay the full amount for the bus service if my son/daughter is not using it for three days per week?

No, this will be calculated by the Bursar at reduced rate.

Which nights can we choose?

Any nights of the week Tuesday - Thursday, however, once these have been chosen, they must be adhered to for the remainder of the term.  Each term a different set of nights can be chosen for the duration of that term.  

Who do we notify if we wish to proceed with trying the “Introduction to Boarding”?

Please contact Mrs Eke – Housemistress of The Mount in the first instance.

When do we need to confirm that we wish to proceed with Boarding in any form?

As soon as you can. Beds will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Where will our son/daughter sleep?

They will be allocated a bed by the Housemistress in a dormitory room with a maximum capacity of 6 students for the Juniors to twin or a single room where available in the Sixth Form. 

How will we find out about day-to-day details of boarding life should we decide to go ahead?

You will be sent joining instructions with full details of how we run boarding life at LMS and with information about what your son/daughter needs to bring with them when they start boarding.

Is “Introduction to Boarding” only open to pupils in KS3?


What will my child need to bring with them as a boarder?

Bedding will be provided so essentially you need to pack for school and a night away. If your child is a weekly boarder, they will also want to bring home comforts with them. Their favourite teddy is always welcome!

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Book an Individual Tour or Apply Now

Our Individual Tours are available by appointment throughout the year for those who would like to explore the school at their own pace.

Boarding Life at Lincoln Minster School

All pupils who join the Lincoln Minster School boarding family can enjoy a range of activities throughout the year. Discover an insight into life at LMS boarding via the album below, or over on our Facebook page.

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