A welcome from the Headmaster
It is a great privilege to introduce you to our wonderful school.
Lytchett Minster is a very successful and popular comprehensive school. At present we have over 1400 students on roll, but our numbers are set to increase to over 1500 in the next two years. We have a large and thriving sixth form, which has been judged to be ‘outstanding’ in our most recent OFSTED inspection (2013).
Our aim at Lytchett is to enable all students (regardless of their social, economic or ethnic background, or their perceived ‘ability’ on entry) to lead successful, responsible, active, happy and fulfilling lives. At Lytchett, we pride ourselves on our high standards. This manifests itself in a positive work ethic, strong moral values, excellent behaviour and a profound respect for the rights and dignity of others. Students at Lytchett are extremely well cared for. Our House system is very much a strength of the school, providing every student with a sense of belonging and of being valued as an individual.
I have an excellent and highly motivated team of staff who are totally committed to their students and are passionate about their subjects. The quality of teaching and learning is demonstrated by our excellent exam results, particularly in the sixth form, where our A-level results compare favourably with the best in the country. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum (again judged to be ‘outstanding’ by OFSTED in 2013). We expect our students to leave Lytchett as well-educated, well-rounded, polite, sophisticated young adults, highly literate and numerate, with an appreciation of aesthetic values and an understanding of the wonders of modern science and technology. We offer an enormous range of extra-curricular clubs, activities and trips. Students are encouraged to get fully immersed in the cultural and sporting life of the school. We are very much about educating the ‘whole child’ and providing them with outstanding and memorable learning opportunities.
The learning environment is nothing short of inspirational. I would urge you to pay a personal visit to the school and have a tour around our magnificent site. Our buildings provide the perfect blend of the very best in traditional and modern architectural design. Over £17 million has been spent improving the fabric of the school. We believe it has been money well spent, that will have a very positive impact on the quality of teaching and learning in the school.
I look forward to meeting you.