Celebrating 150th

Celebrating 150 years

We are delighted to be celebrating a very important anniversary this year, 150 years since Lockers Park school was founded.

Lockers Park, founded in 1874 by Mr Henry Montagu Draper, is one of the earliest purpose-built prep schools in the UK; few prep schools have such a long and established history. Lockers was expressly created as a foundation school preparing boys for Rugby School, where Draper himself was educated and soon established itself as one of the top prep schools in the country, helping boys to take their next step in education across a wide range of public and private schools as rounded and upstanding pupils. This is a tradition and honour we are proud to maintain.

For a long time, Lockers has been a small and prestigious boarding school for boys aged 7-13. Today we happily welcome over 180 boys aged from 4 to 13; we have a mixture of boarding, flexi and day boys, with new provision and facilities in our fabulous 23-acre estate.

We are focused on building a strong sense of family and community, alongside excellent academic results and nurturing an enthusiasm for life. We believe we blend the best parts of our rich history with a progressive approach for these times. In other words, slatter and sets still exist alongside scouts, film nights, forest school and a curriculum that includes critical thinking and developing metacognition.

Our 150th birthday calendar launched in September 2023 and we have a year of wonderful events and celebrations, including a golf event, a LP community carol service and a London cocktail event to name a few. Our year will culminate with a big event next June.


Our 150th Celebration project – Woodland Food Technology Suite


Save the dates for our 150 Celebration events

Launch to current parents

14th September: current pupils

Launch to alumni & family

15th September: old boys

Victorian life in the big house: a day in the 1800s

25th September – Little Lockers pupils

A day in Victorian England. What was life like when Lockers Park was established

27th September – Current pupils Years 3, 4, 5

Lockers Park Golf Day

29th September

Autumn cross curricular topic – MDCCCLXXIV

current pupils
150 Celebration Carols – choir and alumni

1st December

Lockers Park alumni drinks: CBRE, Henrietta Street W1G 0NB 

1st February: old boys

150 Open Squash: an opportunity to return to school and play against the schools IAPS Nationals team

2 March: old boys and select current boys

Old Boys Dinner

8 June

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Summer of Music event

22nd June: old boys and select current boys

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Old Boys Day including cricket match

Sunday 23 June: old boys

150 Year treasury across the entire year

current pupils

Year 7&8 150 fundraiser for DENS

current pupils

Supporting us for the next 150 years

Making a gift to Lockers Park means we can continue the investment and make life-changing bursaries for those boys who would benefit from coming to Lockers Park.

We rely on the generosity of our Old Boys, their families and our community to ensure the ongoing success of our school. With your gift, more boys will benefit from a Lockers Park education as a secure foundation for their senior schools before going on to university, embarking on their career and for contributing to improving society… read more

Draper Bursary

In honour of our first Headmaster Montague Draper who founded the school back in 1874, we have set up the Draper Bursary as part of our 150th Celebrations.  This sits alongside the other bursary initiative we have at Lockers Park.

The Draper Bursary will provide assistance for boys joining Lockers Park at any age.  It supports talented and deserving boys who have the most to gain from Lockers Park, and whose families could not otherwise consider a private prep school education… read more


Keep in touch with news and updates

Former pupils and parents.

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