Lincoln Minster

Preparatory School

We are proud to have been named 36th in The Sunday Times UK Top 40 Preparatory Schools 2019

Preparatory School

Where core values of Commitment, Opportunity, Respect and Excellence are embraced.

Our Preparatory School, located just a short walk from our Pre-Preparatory and Senior School sites, 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 a development of crucial life skills including curiosity and self-motivation.

Our Curriculum

Our curriculum incorporates the following subjects:

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

Your child’s happiness and needs are our priority and we believe the well-being 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 co-curricular activities programme provides children with a wealth of opportunities to pursue their interests or try something new. We aim to help children increase their confidence and self-belief, while cultivating new abilities which may develop into lifelong skills and interests and which encourage them to take on new challenges. The range of co-curricular activities is extensive at both Pre-Prep and Prep, which complement lessons and give further opportunities to hone their skills in many areas.

A message from the Headmistress…

At LMS Preparatory our curriculum is underpinned by our aims and values which are focused on developing the whole child. Our values CODE centered on Commitment, Opportunity, Determination and Excellence sets the ethos. The word “preparatory” is at the centre of all we do, not just preparing our pupils for the next stage but preparing them for life.

Fiona Thomas Headmistress of Lincoln Minster Preparatory

Our curriculum has been devised to ensure a balance of knowledge, understanding and skills with a cross-curricular approach where possible, and rich first-hand purposeful experiences. Our pupils have specialist teaching in some areas from Nursery and in all subjects from Year 4 onwards. The core subjects are complimented by the creative arts and modern languages as well as a varied sports programme and computing. At all times we have an eye on the future and ensure that enrichments activities such as enterprise and environmental challenges run alongside the core curriculum. We are a non-selective school and our curriculum is flexible and responsive to individual needs.The mark of our curriculum is the abundance of energy and enthusiasm in the classroom, on the games field and every other aspect of school life.

Fiona Thomas
Headmistress, Preparatory School

Latest School News

Incredible Donation from Datong Primary

22 April 2020

Following Mrs Thomas' visit last year, LMS partner school, Datong Primary school in Changsha, kindly reached out to us to enquire how we were coping in the lockdown and asked if there was anything they can do to help -  particularly in relation to protective gear.  

Space, the final frontier - the school curriculum by Year 7 Pupil - Hermione

31 January 2020

LMS News Club is for budding young reporters. This report from Hermione Rolfe was her suggested topic based on a strong personal interest in space and astronomy. Her ideas and enthusiasm for everything to do with space are great - she's even got me reading up about nebula, now! Her main idea is that Space should be a larger part of the secondary school curriculum, maybe even a separate subject. Read her article and see if you agree!

Photos from the 2019 Senior Production

06 January 2020
As school ended for the Christmas holidays, many of our students in Years 10 - 13 returned for the final two performances of our sold out run of   The Odyssey.

Scottish Swimming Success for Chloe

16 December 2019

Over the weekend of 14 and 15 December, Chloe (Year 10) swam in the Scottish National Short Course Championships held at the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh.

What Parents Say About us

Our daughter has had the best schooling year of her life. We are delighted and can’t wait to send our next three children to Lincoln Minster School

Parent, 2018

My daughter started Lincoln Minster School this year. We are from the US and were concerned she would have a hard time fitting in. Well the school is amazing and she is absolutely loving it!! Thank you Lincoln Minster

Parent, 2018

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