Lincoln Minster School




Ranked in the UK top 40 Preparatory Schools - The Sunday Times 2023


More than a school.

Discover a learning environment like no other. Based in the heart of Lincoln's historic Bailgate, Lincoln Minster Preparatory School is ranked in the UK top 40 (The Times Parent Power Guide 2023) and a finalist for Pupil Wellbeing in the national Independent Schools of the Year Awards 2023.

Learn more in our EYFS - Year 6 curriculum booklet

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Early Years Education

Looking for Reception or KS1?

Our Pop-In and Play sessions offer families the chance to explore our school in a relaxed environment. Attendees can meet other parents and chat with staff, whilst the children can enjoy our wonderful play and learning facilities. 

Head's Message

At the Preparatory School, we are committed to delivering an excellent education for all our pupils through small class sizes, the dedicated staff and the subject specialism and facilities that the pupils can access from Early Years up to Year 6. 

I hope you will be able to visit our school and see for yourselves the impressive learning environment and facilities, whilst experiencing our ethos and culture of respect, support and trust.

Mark Burton, Preparatory Headmaster

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Our School

Our Preparatory School, located just a short walk from our Senior School site, builds on the foundations established during Key Stage 1. We aim to provide a first-class education within a wonderfully dynamic and inspiring environment. We place an equal value on core, creative and technological subjects to provide a progressive curriculum, continually evolving to answer to the needs of modern society and encourage the development of crucial life skills including curiosity and self-motivation.



Wellbeing and Outdoor Learning

Your child’s happiness and needs are our priority and we believe the wellbeing of our pupils is central to their learning. We have created a caring environment, which embraces core values such as respect and excellence, fostering community through a philosophy of care. Leadership, loyalty and teamwork are fostered through our assemblies, form, and house system, and pupils are helped to understand how their actions have an impact on others.

Our Preparatory school was recently announced as a Finalist in the national Independent Schools of the Year Awards (2022) for Student Wellbeing. Our pastoral curriculum includes visits from external speakers, involvement in national anti-bullying and mental health campaigns as well as the opportunity to join and lead our pupil social action and wellbeing groups.

Finding peace in the outdoors is one way that we embrace supporting our children’s mental wellbeing, therefore, we are committed to taking our learning outdoors, investigating nature and developing enquiry through exploration and hands-on experiences. Our new £250k outdoor learning and play facility allows us to really embrace this ideal and helps our children to understand that learning is not simply something that happens inside the classroom. Instead, it is shaped by all of our experiences and interactions. 

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Holiday Club

During the school holidays we change the children's usual school routines to give them the opportunity to enjoy different activities and develop their social skills. Each day consists of learning in addition to the freedom to explore, experience free play and take part in impromptu activities. This allows for their creativity to flourish.

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Co-Curricular, Trips and Residential Visits

We aim to help children increase their confidence and self-belief while cultivating new abilities. This encourages them to develop lifelong skills and interests and emboldens them to take on new challenges. The range of co-curricular activities is extensive, which complements lessons and gives further opportunities for pupils to hone their skills in various areas.

Our pupils can also enjoy a range of exciting educational and residential trips. This not only supports their learning, but also provides them with unique character forming experiences and lasting memories. Recent trips include a visit to RAF Waddington to meet the Red Arrows, a visit to the University of Oxford, and residential stays in France and London.

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2023 Year 6 SAT Scores

68% of our Year 6 pupils achieved or exceeded the national age-related expectations in reading, writing and maths, compared to 60% across the UK and 58% throughout the East Midlands, Yorkshire and Humber Regions and 56% in Lincolnshire.


Our curriculum incorporates the following subjects:

  • English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, Design Technology, Art, Music, French, Spanish, Computing, PE, RE, Drama
  • Timetabled orchestra lessons for pupils in Years 5 and 6
  • Computing across the curriculum

Learn more in our EYFS - Year 6 curriculum booklet

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Book a Visit

Our Individual Tours are perfect for families wanting to come and visit the school and see our fantastic teaching in action. Simply complete our online booking form and we'll arrange your visit, including a guided tour and a meeting with our Head, along with any other requirements you might prefer us to arrange for your visit.

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