Lancaster Independent School for Alternative Learning

Joining the School

Joining the School

Our friendly and diverse school is open to all children irrespective of race, religion, gender, social class and disability. We want to make the admissions process as helpful, clear and efficient as possible. Please get in touch with any questions, whether big or small. We would be delighted to hear from you.

picture of childrens work books, showing drawings of Lions, turtles etc and written work

Children are welcome to join us at any stage up to the age of 11, and can be admitted any point in the academic year. Children successfully transfer to us from a range of previous educational backgrounds. In addition to our feeder toddler groups we accept children from a home education background, families from overseas, and children who have previously attended mainstream schools.

The best way to find out whether our school is right for your family is to visit our beautiful educational setting. During your visit you will meet two of our Teaching staff, who will explain our school’s unique approach to child-centred learning.

To book a visit or ask any questions please get in touch. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our school.
Tel: 01524 381876

School Admissions Policy

The school admissions policy can be downloaded here or collected from the School Office on your visit.

Age Groups and Classes

Bridge Class

Our Bridge Class is open to children aged 5 years onwards. Children are admitted at any point in the academic year following their 5th birthday.

Lower School

Our nature based education is reflected in our class names, and the children take great pleasure in learning about the trees that their classes are named after. Each class keeps their tree name throughout their journey through Lower School.

Hazel Class: our current bridge class and class 1 (5 – 7 years)

Linden Class: our current class 4 / 5 (9 – 10 years and 10 – 11 years).