Welcome To Lyndhurst School

Our School

Lyndhurst School was founded in 1895 and is one of only a few day preparatory schools with an unbroken history of more than 100 years.

Educating the whole child is what we view as the most important aim of our school.  We are a small, friendly school with a wonderful family atmosphere, which offers a truly holistic approach to education.

Small class sizes ensure that, whilst teachers really know their pupils and are able to tailor the curriculum to the individual child’s needs, pupils are also able to learn from each other in a challenging yet supportive environment.

Lyndhurst School is renowned for its high academic standards and excellent examination results. Every year all our pupils gain entry to their senior school, with many awarded academic, sport, music and art scholarships.

We make full use of the excellent local sporting facilities. All pupils take weekly swimming lessons and are involved in a wide range of sporting activities.

French is taught throughout the school and Year 5 have a chance to hone their French speaking skills during a residential trip to France.

Music and Drama are strengths of the school.  We have two choirs and an orchestra, and pupils are prepared for the examinations of the Associated Board of Music.

Our Aims and Ethos

Our long history means that tradition plays a part in shaping our character.  Lyndhurst pupils are independent, have an adventurous spirit, are well-mannered, show respect for others and are resilient.  It is these values that provide a strong foundation on which to build our future.  Innovation and creativity flourish which help to define Lyndhurst as a truly forward thinking school.

Success, both collectively and on an individual level is our motivation.  Our academically rigorous, individually tailored and dynamic curriculum challenges and supports all pupils.

We are proud of our Christian heritage whilst embracing the religious and cultural differences of all children and families.  Our community is extended into the local community and those we support through national and international charities.

Our Aims are:

To place pupils at the heart of a strong supportive school community.

To provide a secure and happy environment in which children feel safe, nurtured and valued.

To promote high standards of academic achievement through innovative, reflective teaching which sparks endeavour and interest in all pupils.

To ensure that pupils have a clear understanding of their strengths and areas for development through focused marking, assessment and individual target setting.

To promote a spiritual and moral awareness in our pupils based on the values of respect, good manners, empathy and kindness; developing a sense of service to the school community and beyond.

To provide a wide range of opportunities in a co-educational environment to enable pupils to discover and develop interests and expand their experience.

To foster self-confidence and a lifelong love of learning so that pupils leave as mature, engaging, thoughtful and grounded citizens.

Traditional values with a modern approach

Andrew Rudkin

Headmaster