I am Chris Wilson, the Headmaster of Lockers Park. We are a small, family-orientated school with an excellent academic reputation. Situated in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside, we welcome boys aged 4 to 13 years.
If you are interested in exploring what Lockers Park would offer your son, please enquire about a personal tour (in line with current government guidelines, we are offering COVID-safe tours for individual families), or book your place at our virtual Open Morning on Saturday 8 May.
An exciting new chapter: Mr Taylor to become Headmaster
I am delighted to announce that our Deputy Head, Mr Gavin Taylor will take over the helm as Headmaster of Lockers Park from September 2021. Having been an invaluable asset to Lockers Park for the past 13 years, Mr Taylor brings a wealth of experience and knowledge. I myself will be moving on to be Head of Town Close School in Norwich at the end of this academic year. Read more about this exciting new chapter for Lockers Park here.
Lockers Park boys leave as well-rounded individuals, self-motivated and ready for the excitement and challenges of senior school life. Our excellent academic record sees many pupils move on to the country’s leading public and independent senior schools including Bedford School, Berkhamsted School, Eton College, Harrow School and St Albans School –see Destination Schools.
Lockers Park blends forward-thinking and kinaesthetic learning within a traditional prep school environment. Whether your child is a bookworm, a sportsman, a budding scientist or an all-rounder, our approach centres around each individual child, allowing them to gain in confidence and flourish. The curriculum includes structured sport every day, which not only promotes sporting excellence but also leads to increased concentration and academic success. This approach is the same today as that instituted by the School’s first Headmaster 145 years ago.
A balanced mindset
For us, social and emotional development goes hand-in-hand with academic progression, enabling pupils to become independent thinkers and develop moral principles. Mutual respect, high personal standards, honesty and tolerance form the foundation of all our teaching, ably summarised by our school motto – Bene agere ac Laetari – good results, good manners, good fun.
We have an open and inclusive community where pupils are encouraged to value and be supportive of each other. Our recent ISI Inspection highlighted the co-operative and caring ethos at Lockers Park. Indeed, there is a tangible energy and warmth within our community, much commented upon by current parents and visitors.
I look forward to seeing you at our Open Morning (just fill in your details above), to find out what makes a Lockers Park education so special.
Chris Wilson, Headmaster