Gaping Lane, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 2JQ
10 reasons to choose Samuel Lucas Junior Mixed and Infant School
Samuel Lucas Junior Mixed and Infant School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 70. It is one of the best state primary schools in Hitchin and one of the 6 best independent or state primaries within 2 miles.
Samuel Lucas Junior Mixed and Infant School is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 4 and 11 years. It is a community school. The school was also rated as Outstanding by Ofsted in its last (2009) inspection. Reception places are usually oversubscribed every year, on first preference.
Average class size
Samuel Lucas Junior Mixed and Infant School has two classes per year, and an average class size of 30 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that Samuel Lucas Junior Mixed and Infant School ranks in the top 14% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress scores have been variable around the national average, possibly reflecting different cohorts’ ability profiles.
The Samuel Lucas Junior Mixed and Infant School curriculum
School curriculum is subject based with some cross-curricular projects. It also includes PSHE, French. The school offers each child a handful of extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and a residential trip in Year 6.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with specialist teaching for music and sport.
Sport at Samuel Lucas Junior Mixed and Infant School
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Competitive teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Samuel Lucas Junior Mixed and Infant School
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir and orchestra. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Out of school hours care from 7.15am to 6.30pm provided by an external contractor.
Find another school near Samuel Lucas Junior Mixed and Infant School
St Francis’ College (3.3 miles); St Christopher School, Letchworth (3.6 miles); Sherrardswood School (10.2 miles).
Hitchin Boys’ School (0.5 miles); The Priory School (1 mile); Hitchin Girls’ School (1.1 miles).