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Lincoln Minster School UK

In 2019 - 23% of A Level students achieved A*- A
Address: The Prior Building, Upper Lindum St, Lincoln LN2 5RW, UK

Description Lincoln Minster School UK

  • It was founded in 1996
  • Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
  • Total number of students: 577 people (about 70 at the boarding house, about 30-40 foreigners)
  • Age of students: 2-18 years (boarding house is available from 8 years old)
  • Type of education: joint (mixed)
  • Type of accommodation: full-board, full board (residence on campus)
  • Language of instruction: English.

One of the most famous and respected schools in the UK - Lincoln Minster School is good - was founded quite recently, in 1996, but skillfully combines modern innovative techniques and equipment with the centuries-old traditions of British education. The ancient, majestic Gothic buildings of the campus immerse the students in a slightly fabulous atmosphere, but the newest equipment and advanced infrastructure do not forget that the education is conducted according to strict standards of the XXI century. The school does not belong to the strictly selective category and does not impose unnecessarily strict requirements on its entrants: its motto is "The best in everyone". Every student has unique talents and abilities, you need only properly and delicately reveal them.

A distinctive reason for the modern school is the men's boarding school Cathedral for Boys, which was opened in 1265: there lived and studied only 12 boys, who were educated for service in the main city cathedral of Lincoln. This school was merged in 1996 with two others - St Joseph's School for Girls and Stonefield House School - which resulted in the formation of the Lincoln Minster School. Until now, the school maintains close ties with the Lincoln Cathedral, remembers its roots: the music education and choral singing are excellent here, and the best of the best can even become permanent residents of the choir of the ancient cathedral. Several times during the year all students gather in the cathedral - mark the end of the trimesters, award the most distinguished students, celebrate major events. But children of any religion and confession can study here - links with the cathedral do not mean imposing faith.

The school teaches effective and balanced educational programs for boys and girls aged 2-18. Professional, experienced and qualified teachers, educators, instructors allow to fully reveal the potential of each child - and permanent regional and national competitions, performances, established cooperation with other educational institutions helps to educate a comprehensively developed, harmonious personality. Students demonstrate excellent academic results (according to the GCSE and A-level the board is consistently in the national TOP), which allows them to enter the best universities in the UK, the US and the world - see data for 2014:

  • GCSE: 91% of schoolchildren successfully coped with the exams (scores from C), with 65% getting A-B grades, and 37% were able to earn the highest A * - A scores
  • A-level: 65% of graduates earned high marks from A * to B - 40% of them reached A * - A level, and 15% were able to get the highest A *
  • Most of the students (86%) continue to study in universities "first choice", that is, in the most priority for themselves, the most elite and prestigious universities.

A special emphasis in teaching is on subjects of the natural science cycle and technology, foreign languages ​​and art (especially music), mathematics. The ratio of teachers to students is 1: 9.

But first of all Lincoln Minster School is a real school for life: here students are taught to improve personal skills and qualities, constantly strive for self-education and self-development, instill in them common humanistic ideas, learn to correctly perceive their mistakes and successes. Much attention is paid to the discipline and diligence of students.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Lincoln Minster School UK

Program name
from 10 661 £ / term

Kindergarten (Pre-Prep Nursery)

Education at the Lincoln Minster School for British children begins at the age of 2-4: the kids develop attentiveness, curiosity, imagination and creative thinking, communication skills, leadership skills, independence and self-confidence. A specially developed program EYFS (The Early Years Foundation Stage) builds lessons in the format of exciting, interesting and fun games: children get acquainted with the device of the surrounding world easily and with pleasure. There are musical lessons, an initial art course, sports events and active games.

Preparatory classes (Pre-Preparatory School)

Here, children aged 5-6 years combine the education in the basic course of EYFS and the first British stage of KS1: the latter helps them to prepare for primary schooling, makes the subjects studied a bit more complex and thorough, and the learning is more profound. Nevertheless, the learning process is still fascinating and interesting, with a lot of game elements. Professional teachers strive to disclose their unique abilities and talents in students, to find an occupation to their liking, to reveal the propensities and interests of each child.

After classes, team active games, computer literacy courses, you can read or play with classmates, learn handicrafts or just relax in the fresh air.

Elementary school (Preparatory School)

It is intended for young pupils of 7-11 years: it is much more thorough education, preparation for real difficulties of middle and senior classes, full-fledged school life. Teachers become more demanding, but no less attentive to each student, helping to identify his inclinations, interests and preferences. For the development of students, a large number of clubs and sections on interests (sports, academic, creative) are provided, interesting research projects and team work are carried out, classes for a group of students are given. This helps develop both leadership skills and teamwork, and take a different point of view.

The curriculum of young students includes the following areas:

  • English
  • art
  • theater and drama, acting
  • computer technologies and literacy
  • music
  • design and technology
  • geography
  • sports and physical culture
  • history
  • modern foreign languages ​​(French, Spanish).

The cost of education in the school depends on the chosen option of living (the price is indicated for 1 person for the term and academic year, respectively, 1 academic year = 3 terms):

  • without accommodation (full-time form) = 4,474 £ / 13,422 £
  • with accommodation at full board = 10,350 £ / 31,050 £.
from 10 661 £ / term

Middle classes

Here, students learn from 11 to 16 years (usually grades 7-11), gradually getting to the GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) program, successfully completing it and getting excellent grades in the exams (the school annually becomes one of the best in the national rankings). The upbringing and development of students is facilitated by a rich, varied and interesting curriculum, as well as by various electives: creative sections and sports teams, academic clubs, regular communication with a personal mentor and curator, fascinating cognitive excursions.

Since the age of 14, career counseling and career development specialists have begun to work with the students: they help to identify obvious inclinations, talents and interests, choose the future path of development and study, overcome the psychological difficulties and problems typical for students.

The curriculum at this stage includes many subjects covering virtually all fields of knowledge and sciences:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Foreign languages ​​(French, Spanish)
  • Business and economics
  • Information technology (ICT)
  • History
  • Natural Sciences
  • Tourism and travel
  • Art
  • physical Culture and sport
  • PSHE (Personal, social, health and economic education)
  • Geography, travel and tourism
  • Science and Psychology
  • Career
  • Higher Mathematics
  • Technology of food production
  • Textile
  • Geography
  • The Art of Photography
  • Graphic arts
  • Drama and theater, acting
  • Religion and Sociology
  • Music.

The cost of education in the school depends on the chosen option of living (the price is indicated for 1 person for the term and academic year, respectively, 1 academic year = 3 terms):

  • without accommodation (full-time form) = 4,474 £ / 13,422 £
  • with accommodation at full board = 10,350 £ / 31,050 £.
from 10 661 £ / term


A two-year British program - GCSE - for students aged 14-16, completing a course of incomplete secondary education (grades 10-11).

Students study a wide and varied list of disciplines - both compulsory and optional - for which exams are passed: on average, each student gives 8-12 directions.

1) Compulsory, general subjects:

  • English
  • Modern foreign language (minimum 1)
  • English literature
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Physical education and sport (not tested)
  • PSE (not exam)
  • Faith and ethics (not examining)
  • Vocational guidance (not tested).

2) Subjects of choice (electives):

  • Art
  • Housekeeping, food production (food technology)
  • Business
  • Theatrical art
  • Spanish
  • Geography
  • Physical education and sport
  • Music
  • Information technology (ICT)
  • Computer science
  • The fundamentals of religion (theology)
  • Graphic arts
  • History.

The cost of education in the school depends on the chosen option of living (the price is indicated for 1 person for the term and academic year, respectively, 1 academic year = 3 terms):

  • without accommodation (full-time form) = 4,474 £ / 13,422 £
  • with accommodation at full board = 10,350 £ / 31,050 £.
from 10 661 £ / term


The A-level program of graduation (12-13) classes, designed for 2 academic years and for students 16-18 years. It helps them complete their secondary education and effectively, qualitatively prepare for admission to the chosen university. The program is academically complex and intensive, but highly appreciated: it gives the graduate the right not to pass additional entrance examinations and exams even when enrolling in the most prestigious, ranking and elite universities in Britain and the world.

Students are offered to study a wide variety of subjects and areas of knowledge:

  • English
  • Information and Computer Technologies (ICT)
  • Spanish
  • Critical thinking
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Sport and physical education
  • Higher Mathematics
  • Travel and tourism
  • Graphic arts
  • French
  • Food technology
  • Theatrical art, drama and acting skills
  • Business
  • Music
  • Sociology
  • The photo
  • Art
  • Chemistry
  • Geography
  • The fundamentals of religion (theology)
  • Psychology
  • Physics
  • History
  • Economy.

Subjects for the curriculum students choose independently (but he can always ask advice from the curator or teacher) - these are usually those areas that are planned to be studied already at the university level. Disciplines in the curriculum a little - only 3-5 areas - but they are studied very deeply and thoroughly. Much attention is paid to independent work, research and personal projects. Students participate in various competitions and contests, olympiads and scientific conferences, speak at symposiums and discussions, conduct scientific experiments and tests. All this helps to develop and refine the knowledge and academic skills, without which it is inconceivable full-fledged education in universities.

Students of the Sixth Form can also qualify for an extended project - EPQ (The Extended Project Qualification). This involves writing a personal research project on a free topic. For the convenience of obtaining information and working on the study, high school students are given free access to the huge library of Lincoln University: for many students this is the beginning of a long and fruitful cooperation with this university, the reason for choosing it as an institution of higher education.

The cost of training in the school depends on the chosen option of living (the price is indicated for 1 person for the term and academic year, respectively, 1 academic year = 3 terms):

  • without accommodation (full-time form) = 4,474 £ / 13,422 £
  • with accommodation at full board = 10,350 £ / 31,050 £.

Accommodation, housing and food

The school offers both full-time accommodation and full board. On the campus there are 3 comfortable residential buildings:

  • Hillside (boys 10-13 class)
  • Eastgate (girls 10-13 class)
  • The Mount (mixed accommodation: boys and girls 3-9 class in different rooms).

The rooms are designed for 1-4 people: single bedrooms are traditionally given to high school students on the Sixth Form. Each residence has a large number of toilets and bathrooms (on floors), cozy living rooms for general recreation with soft furnishings, playrooms and quiet classrooms, access to WiFi.

Together with the students, teachers and a part of the teachers live in the houses: they look after their wards around the clock, ensure their safety and comfort, help solve various issues, monitor the observance of cleanliness, order and discipline.

For boarding students there is a common spacious, bright dining room: breakfasts and dinners usually take place in the main dining room in the senior school building. Students are offered a varied and balanced diet with a rich selection of delicious, mouth-watering and nutritious dishes. So, for tomorrow, usually offered a "Full English Breakfast": fried eggs, bacon and porridge. Dinner includes a choice of 4 dishes (including national), sometimes also theme nights. Each trimester for students and administrative, pedagogical staff is held solemn dinners Black Tie. The residences also have fully equipped kitchens: here students can prepare their own snacks, sandwiches, sweets for tea or favorite dishes.

The school has its own medical office, where a qualified nurse is on duty around the clock, if necessary, doctors - therapists or doctors of the right profile are invited.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : art, business, Computer skills, cooking technology, design and technology, drama, economics, English, French, geography, graphic arts, health education, history, maths, music, Natural Sciences, physical Culture, psychology, Religious studies, sociology, Spanish, textile, the photo

Events Lincoln Minster School UK

All extracurricular activities - numerous studios, clubs and interest clubs - are optional for students, optional, but students invariably find employment for themselves and new like-minded people with whom they spend their free time. The school in every possible way encourages hobbies and successes of its wards, introduces scholarships for the most talented and gifted students:

  • debates and oratory, public speaking skills;
  • Equestrian Polo Club;
  • sculpture and ceramics;
  • drawings from life;
  • painting;
  • photo (classical, digital);
  • architecture;
  • design;
  • drawing;
  • engraving;
  • artistic casting and much more.

An interesting elective course "Business and Entrepreneurship" is offered, available to students from grades 8-9. In the framework of this program, interesting economic conferences, competitions ("Magnates in schools", "ICAEW", "Young businessman") are held, basic accounting skills are mastered, tasks are performed from world famous corporations - Bloomberg, FTSE and AXA Investment Managers.

Very popular with sports - each student chooses the most interesting section or club for himself:

  • Athletics
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Badminton
  • Swimming
  • Rugby (7 and 15 players each)
  • Gymnastics
  • Judo
  • Karate
  • Tennis
  • Rounders
  • Table tennis (ping-pong)
  • Yoga
  • Dancing
  • Horseback riding
  • Cheerleading
  • Bicycle riding
  • Volleyball
  • Ballet
  • Squash
  • Sailing
  • Rowing
  • Football
  • Cricket
  • Hockey
  • Rock climbing, walking, mountaineering
  • Rounders
  • Horse polo
  • Cross Country
  • skiing
  • Netball
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey.

Traditionally, one of the strongest areas of the school is music education. Students can study in the most diverse ensembles and collectives:

  • common school choir
  • Choir of the Lincoln Cathedral
  • Musical ensemble of high school students
  • string ensemble
  • flutists
  • saxophonists
  • Xylozone ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • jazz band "The Replacements"
  • a group of wind instruments, etc.

Students can prove themselves as composers or talented performers, attend many concerts, organize and independently conduct solo or group performances. The tradition of choral singing in the Lincoln Cathedral dates back to 1265 (started in the Cathedral School), and since 1995 in the cathedral can sing and the girls - only 3 British cathedrals give such an opportunity. In 2011, the campus opened a new excellent, modern music school with advanced equipment, equipment and tools. Many graduates even make music by their careers, enter music colleges and universities.

Do not lag behind and the dramatic direction, the theatrical and acting skills of students Lincoln Minster School. In the studio, students develop acting skills, can work as costumers, stage designers, illuminators and sound engineers, doubles and directors. Every summer, the summer drama school takes place on the campus: students must present their own play for 20 hours (1 week) for the contest - that's why the Summer School is also often called "20-hour production". The best receives the award and recognition of the audience. And in the winter there are various musicals, performances, perhaps even participation in professional productions of the Lincoln Royal Theater! In recent years, in December, before Christmas, students have organized many bright and original performances:

  • "Our Country's Good" (Timberlake Wertenbaker)
  • "Pillars of Society" (Ibsen)
  • musical "Guys and pupae"
  • the legendary "West Side Story"
  • "Severe Test" (Arthur Miller).

Many students are so imbued with theater and dramatic art that they subsequently enter the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and make a successful stage career.


  • The school is not strictly selective and does not impose strict requirements on applicants
  • Conveniently located in a calm, small and quiet city with a high standard of living and security
  • Perfectly equipped campus
  • The widest choice of extracurricular activities, clubs and clubs, a very developed musical direction
  • Special adaptation programs for foreign students
  • But most of the students are British subjects
  • High academic results: balanced and effective educational programs, professional experienced teachers.

Equipment Lincoln Minster School UK

The Lincoln Minster School campus is located in the green and quiet, respectable suburb of Lincoln (on the banks of the Whitem River), which boasts more than a thousand-year history (Lincolnshire, eastern part of England). The nearest airport is accessible by direct trains, which facilitates the transfer and travel of students (Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield).

The school grounds are located just 10-15 minutes walk from the city center: nearby you can find the famous city cathedral, the historical center Bailgate with a lively infrastructure, the shopping street High Street, the embankment of Bryford, the castle of William the Conqueror. In general, Lincoln is a very friendly, hospitable and quiet city, combining historical charm, traditional English medievalism and well-established modern infrastructure, excellent transport links.

School buildings were founded in the XIII century, so many buildings and belong to this era, representing a solid, beautiful and majestic stone mansions. In one of the school buildings even lived the legendary English stories - Sir Francis Hill! Despite its antique Gothic look, inside each building is equipped with the latest technology, in full accordance with the highest British and world standards. Classes are clean, bright, cozy and spacious, equipped with modern equipment (for example, Dell computers and interactive boards ACTIVBoard). Separately it is worth noting the building of the Senior School, opened in 2002, with scientific laboratories, an innovative computer class with the latest PCs, music studios and art workshops. The building has an unusual curved shape: located on a hill, it invariably attracts the attention of all residents of the city and tourists.

In the territory for students everything necessary is prepared, which they may need for comfortable living, spending time, studying and resting:

  • numerous sports fields and grounds - indoor and outdoor, for individual lessons and team games (mostly artificial, all-weather cover)
  • Center for High School Students
  • new spacious, multifunctional sports center: platforms and equipment for badminton, tennis, netball, basketball, mini football, volleyball, ball hockey
  • own concert hall (200 seats)
  • beautiful Atrium
  • School of Music
  • 8 all-weather tennis courts
  • Lindum Cricket, Rugby and Squash Club
  • Sailing Center North Hykeham Sailing Club
  • research and experimental laboratories
  • art and craft workshops
  • computer classes with modern PCs (software is constantly updated)
  • spacious common dining room for students
  • residences for living - the old beautiful mansions of the Gothic style.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The cost of education in the school depends on the chosen option of living (the price is indicated for 1 person for the term and academic year, respectively, 1 academic year = 3 terms):

  • without accommodation (full-time form) = 4,474 £ / 13,422 £
  • with accommodation at full board = 10,350 £ / 31,050 £.

The price already includes:

  • accommodation and meals (if a boarding school is chosen - a school residence);
  • laundry service (for boarders);
  • using WiFi;
  • textbooks, books and materials, office supplies;
  • medical care on campus if necessary;
  • the advice of a personal adviser and mentor;
  • leisure, excursion, entertaining, creative and sports program on schedule;
  • a two-way transfer (Heathrow or Manchester airports) on specified days and time (group).

The indicated cost is not included and is paid additionally:

  • Registration fee = 150 £
  • Deposit confirming the place on the course = 5,000 £ (returnable)
  • Examination Boards
  • Deposit for education = 5,000 £  (returned after the course)
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional)
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional)
  • Guardianship (registration with the agency + guardian services)
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Compulsory medical insurance
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy).

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 150 GBP
  • Deposit for a course/programme 5000 GBP

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Each applicant must provide the school with a completed application form and a report card with grades from the previous school (a registration fee of 150 £ is charged for the examination of documents).

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