At LVS Ascot, students between the ages of 4 and 18 are living, learning, playing, and exploring their way to independence. You could find them in the Infant & Junior School, in the Senior School or in one of many Sixth Form classrooms — all of which are governed by one principal. This ensures its community remains as tight-knit as it has always been since the independent, co-educational school was founded over 215 years ago.
In LVS Ascot’s boarding facilities, designed to emulate a vibrant home away from home, boys and girls develop physically, spiritually, intellectually, morally, socially, and emotionally. Cocooned in a positive and encouraging atmosphere, they have all they need to embrace the challenges of the future.
“Our thriving school will support your child to reach their full potential and become confident individuals inside and outside the classroom,” confirms School Principal Christine Cunniffe. “Our goal is for your child to be happy, safe, and secure in our wonderful environment of which I am extremely proud to be principal.”
LVS Ascot Principal Christine Cunniffe
LVS Ascot has been educating boys and girls since 1803, when the first Licensed Victualler’s School was set up in Kennington, London. In 1836, it was granted a Royal Charter. Her Majesty the Queen continues to be a Patron of LVS Ascot to this day.
This long, illustrious history lends more than just credibility. It attracts the best of families all over the world. Graduates are recruited by top universities. All of this allows LVS Ascot to grow strength in strength in providing a “caring and challenging education,” now and into the future.
INTERNATIONAL BOARDING STUDENTS
GCSE OPTIONS AND 30 A LEVEL SUBJECTS
Students prepare for their GCSEs in small, focused classes. In these crucial years, student-teacher interaction is important. There is plenty of this in LVS Ascot’s classrooms, enriching the vast array of GCSE subjects offered here, which include Business Studies, Chemistry, Media Studies, Computer Science, French and more. Senior School students can also choose from a suite of co-curriculars to enhance the experience — be it in debate, public speaking, foreign film club, or even mindfulness.
It all comes together. Here, students can opt to study both A Level and BTEC qualifications in preparation for college or university. With an extensive offering of subjects to choose from, young adults can enhance the skills they developed during their GCSEs or try something new altogether — perhaps by taking on lessons in politics, textiles, or even law.
At this point, they will also be able to join lectures, enhance their athletic prowess, and learn more about the UCAS application process. Of course, undertaking the Duke of Edinburgh award or an Extended Project Qualification is also possible — both of which do an excellent job at sharpening research and presentation skills.
Students in the Junior School build on foundational knowledge. Following the National Curriculum, they study English, Maths, Science, Humanities (History and Geography), ICT, Music, Dance, Religious Education, Philosophy and PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic education).
Most are taught through LVS Ascot’s themed learning approach to the curriculum. Using an enquiry-based method of learning, this ensures that all the subjects link together to allow for contextual learning to take place.
No two academic experiences are the same. The school celebrates individuality in its well-rounded approach to education. Alongside scholarly excellence, students participate in many sporting, performing, and creative opportunities. Interdisciplinary excellence is a priority.
When the pandemic struck, LVS Ascot adapted quickly. Every pupil proceeded with a full timetable of taught lessons. Lessons were even ahead of its syllabus.
Here, students have a safe space to take a breather. They share any concerns they have with Ms. Rebecca Wilde — the school's Student Well-being and Child Protection Officer. They leave with more self-awareness each time and most importantly, the confidence to thrive within and outside the classroom.
Whether in the classroom, on the field, or around a dining table, an LVS Ascot experience is always positive. After all, that is its goal — for staff and students to actively engage in promoting a school-wide culture of positive emotional health and well-being. They achieve this aim every single day through open conversations and discussions on these topics.
The Well-being Hub is where it all happens, a space designed to provide a young person-centred and holistic approach to students’ mental health promotion and support. It has an open-door policy. Behind these doors, you’ll hear calming music, see walls painted in vibrant colours, and pick up the scents of various living plants.
This dynamic school is set on 26 beautiful acres of parkland, providing ample room to explore nature and to seek adventures. The school uses this space to provide students with everything they need to have the time of their lives. Amongst its facilities are an environmental garden, an indoor swimming pool, a 250-seater theatre with state-of-the-art lighting and sound, a learning resource centre, an astro pitch, and a well-equipped fitness centre. Who would want to leave?
If anyone needed to, LVS Ascot is within easy access to the M3, M4, and M25 motorways. Heathrow and Gatwick airports are a convenient journey away. The school even offers a bus service to pick up and drop off day students from surrounding areas and West London.
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