Aims and Ethos
- a school where boys are happy within a supportive and caring community.
- a school where we aspire to fulfil the potential of every boy’s learning.
- a school where we aspire to fulfil the potential of every boy in art, drama, music, sport and extra-curricular activities.
- a school where boys are able to express their opinions with confidence and good manners.
- a school where success is valued and rewarded.
- a school where we are partners with parents in the education of the boys.
Lanesborough’s academic reputation is justly well known but what sets us apart is our warm and purposeful atmosphere. We offer our pupils a happy, well-ordered and stimulating environment where they can progress to their fullest potential. An excellent all-round education based on skilled teaching in small classes is at the heart of our approach to learning which strives to provide the widest possible range of experiences.
We believe that boys who are happy and confident in their surroundings are able to learn more effectively. It is the excellent individual attention that our dedicated and committed staff give each boy which offers him the knowledge that he is understood, cared for and valued and that his unique academic and pastoral needs will be met throughout his time with us. We guide each boy on his journey and give him the skills and understanding of how to learn not just what to learn.
Visitors to Lanesborough are struck not only by the cheerful, purposeful atmosphere of the school but also by the diversity of its activities. We also aim to develop those qualities that cannot be measured by academic assessment. In particular our excellent music, sport, art and drama departments encourage every boy to explore and develop their interests. The development of each boy’s interpersonal skills, team spirit, strong self-awareness and leadership potential is achieved through a broad range of extra- curricular activities which also foster curiosity, creativity and individuality.
The preparatory years are not only vital as a preparation for further education but also as a foundation for later life. Teaching our boys academic rigour and encouraging them to have diverse interests, combined with traditional manners, allows them to grow into confident, caring and successful young men. We believe that our confident and able pupils are equipped not only to make the most of their senior school years but also to become responsible and caring adults with happy memories of their early school days.
It is the warmth of the Lanesborough community and the enthusiasm of the staff and boys that gives it its unique character. You can sense the fun, vibrancy and passion for learning around every corner.