The school day officially starts at 8.20am with tutor time followed by Chapel, but all boys in the Prep School are welcome to arrive as early as 7.30am and join the boarders for breakfast (at no extra cost).
Lessons run through the morning, with a mid-morning break giving the boys a chance to let off steam in our beautiful 23-acre setting.
A healthy and nutritious lunch cooked by our School Chef is eaten in three sittings in our traditional wood-panelled Dining Room.
After lunch, pupils can expect a mixture of lessons and sport until prep and supper (if taken). Evening goings-on for those staying until 7.30pm include games and activities, Cubs & Scouts, Ski Club, visiting lecturers, themed events and, once a year, the legendary and mysterious Dark Tower game.
“Pupils are socially aware and enjoy helping each other. They readily undertake responsibility, and this enables the trust between them to increase. This is a significant strength of the school, which has a caring ethos as can be seen in the highly positive relationships.” The Independent Schools Inspectorate – 2017
Sport Every Day
Afternoon sport is an integral part of life at Lockers Park, working hand-in-hand with the school’s overall kinaesthetic approach to ensure our pupils are highly engaged and achieve the best academic results. The school’s supportive and motivational environment ensures boys can achieve their potential, whatever their specialism.
Our team games include rugby, football and cricket, plus we offer individual sports such as tennis, squash, athletics, swimming and skiing. The standard of sports performance is high and we are proud of our excellent record against other, often larger, schools. Matches between schools are typically played on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons. At Lockers Park we ensure every boy represents the school in a team each term. Our team of enthusiastic and skilled tutors and coaches work to ensure that every boy feels confident and ready to participate.
Saturday Morning School
From September 2019, Saturday school will run as an optional morning for Prep School pupils. This will be focused on offering additional support in the core subjects of English and Maths, verbal and non-verbal reasoning, and innovative and critical thinking very much in line with the demands of Senior Schools. It will also provide the opportunity for interview practice, as well as for time across the many other facets of school life – Music, Drama, Art and Sport – potentially on a more individual basis.
For foreign students, EAL lessons will be available on Saturdays to diminish the impact on missing key subject lessons during the core week.
As Lockers Park is a traditional British school it will also be appropriate to place emphasis on our Britishness by taking boys on trips to interesting places that highlight our cultural values. These trips will be open to all boys and may happen during either the morning or afternoon, or potentially the full day.
Every third week the school observes the long-standing tradition of an Exeat, a day off to give pupils time to rest and rebalance.