Frequently asked questions
Where will I live?
If you are in Years 7 to 11 you will live in the Main House and if you are in the Sixth Form you will live in Cornish House.
Who will "care" for me at boarding school?
Boarders receive a lot of care and support from both their friends, the boarding staff and their tutors. The Head of Boarding and House Mistresses are available to help with prep, for general advice or personal matters. The Gap Assistants and Senior Boarder from Year 13 also provide friendship and guidance.
Will I be able to speak to my family?
Girls can speak to their families using their mobile phones or the pay-phones in the boarding houses. Calls can be made after school, before supper and after prep. Wi-fi is available, so girls can also keep in touch via email and social networking.
Where can I spend my free time?
In addition to taking part in after-school activities girls spend their free time in the common rooms, their bedrooms and school grounds. As the town is within walking distance, girls are also given permission to make trips into Wokingham.
What happens at the weekends?
There are no lessons at weekends. On Saturday boarders enjoy breakfast/lunch between 9.30 and 11.00am, providing the chance for a lie-in. On Sunday there is a short service in Drake Hall, followed by coffee. A variety of activities take place throughout the term. The boarders devise the schedule of activities with the Boarding Mistresses, to accommodate everyoneís ideas and interests. Activities range from scuba diving to ice-skating, shopping trips and cultural visits to galleries and cities.
I really enjoy singing and dancing, what opportunities will I have for this?
Luckley offers a full breadth of extra-curriular activities, including music, art, drama and sport and a wide range of after-school activities, with something for everyone, whatever your passions and talents. Please see the Beyond Class section for details.
What should I bring to School?
All girls are provided with a detailed list of the items they should bring to School. Everyone is encouraged to decorate their bedrooms ; every girl has a pin board area to cover in posters and photographs. Every girl's bedroom looks homely and unique. Please see the uniform section for full details.
Can I have my own music system, computer and mobile?
Yes, all boarders are able to bring these items to School, however they must be named and insured.
What happens if Iím ill?
We have a dedicated medical centre where boarders can stay if they are unwell. They will be seen by the school sister and a female GP visits once a week. The school nurse arranges doctor, dentist, orthodontist and optician appointments and also administers vaccinations when appropriate.
Which countries do overseas pupils come from?
UK, China, Macau, Hong Kong, South Korea, Russia, France, Spain, Japan, Pakistan.
May my friends visit me at School?
Yes, arrangements can be made for friends to visit boarders, with prior consent.
What is the food like?
The catering team provide the boarders with nutritious, tasty meals every day. Girls can pre-order their supper from a menu of their choice. Any dietary needs are catered for.
See sample menu
What if Iím not sure about boarding?
We provide Taster nights for girls in different year groups. These events run during different terms. Please contact the Registrar through the Admissions section for further details.
Can I join from abroad for a short period?
Providing there are spaces available, girls are able to join Luckley and board for just a year or even a term. Please contact the Registrar through the Admissions section for further details.
What about guardians?
All overseas boarders are expected to have a guardian based in the UK. Guardians are responsible for caring for boarders during exeat weekends and holidays.