Who We Are
Lilfordia is the oldest private primary school in Zimbabwe. A small, single streamed, rural boarding school set amongst beautiful Miombo woodland on a 44Ha site. We are a School that promotes organic growth and allows children to be children in an empathetic and caring environment. A School which prides itself on revealing and nurturing the talent in each child, giving each child confidence through multi faceted academic and extra curricular activities.


1. Our goal as a school is to equip our young pupils with the skillset and mindset to enable them to thrive globally.

2. We foster an enthusiastic, creative community of learners prepared to continue their intellectual, emotional, and physical development.

3. We promote pupils to grow organically in a unique ethos which allows them to be children as well as appreciating and adhering to good, old fashioned values.

4. We strive to educate all pupils to the highest levels of academic achievement, to enable them to reach and expand their potential, and to prepare them to become productive, responsible, ethical, creative and compassionate members of society.

5. We strive to consciously create an environment of respect, inclusion and tolerance of all ethnic, racial, religious and socio-economic backgrounds.


The School prides itself on its mentorship programmes/guidance and pastoral care. Contemporary methods pertinent to the generation are combined with 110 years of experience which brings about a unique ethos steeped in traditional morals, manners and ethics and a focus on good ‘old fashioned values’. Honesty, integrity, empathy, good fellowship, punctuality, responsibility and the value of ‘Team’.

Pastoral Care

The welfare and happiness of pupils, particularly in a boarding school environment, are of fundamental and paramount importance. To ensure this, all pupils have access to 24hr nursing care by fully qualified nurses and are shepherded and monitored by pupil mentors, the Superintendent and domestic staff. Our modern kitchen provides healthy and hearty meals and teas to ensure that the children are well fed and nourished. Bedtimes are highlighted with popular and classical stories read by the attending staff or elaborate plays and skits performed by the pupils.