We’re the top performing Sixth Form in Berkshire for the academic progress our Sixth Form leavers make and 14th among all boarding schools in England. Our approach shows that balancing high-quality learning (and yes – hard work!) with fun, living adventurously, sports, performing arts, off-curriculum projects and helping others is the best way to achieve academic success.
We want you to really love your learning. We prioritise experiential learning and getting out of the classroom, with a focus on creative problem-solving, interdisciplinary and project-based learning. Equality is one of our core values, so you can call your teachers by their first names and be sure that they’ll be by your side to support and guide you. The teachers lead the classes but everyone’s opinion is important.
After exams, 95% of our Sixth Form students go on to Higher Education. But whatever your ambitions, we’ll do all we can to help you achieve them.
Learn about our IBDP success. While some schools only recommend the IB Diploma for their top academic students, Leighton Park’s student-centred approach sees the value of the IB Diploma for any student who enjoys course work and interdisciplinary projects, has an international outlook and doesn’t want to narrow their subjects down at this stage of their education.
57% of A Level grades achieved in Summer 2023 were A*/B. The most recent assessment in the Government League Tables for Sixth Form students placed Leighton Park in the top 1% of Schools in England and the top performing school in Berkshire for academic progress. Our results in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) subjects are particularly impressive.
For more information on our latest set of A Level results (Summer 2023), please see our news story.
Students are supported by a careers advisor, receive psychometric profiling and can take part in trips to visit former students at the universities they are interested in. Our careers guidance programme includes:
Our students accept offers from many different universities in the UK and abroad. Degree choices are varied but often reflect our strengths in STEAM, Music and Business. Last year 62% went on to STEAM-related degrees and 45% went on to research-intensive Russell Group universities. Students also went on to specialist institutions that are the very best in their disciplines, such as four students going on to conservatoires to study Music.
We offer specialist pathways for students considering:
See our leavers’ destinations
The annual Scholars’ Award Ceremony was enjoyed on Wednesday 20th September, celebrating Leighton Park’s 2023-24 Scholars. The event brought together new scholars, their parents and guardians, the school’s leadership team … Read More +
Head of Leighton Park School, Matthew Judd, congratulated his Year 11s on their iGCSE/GCSE successes this morning, pleased that the results have bucked the national trend. With the media focussing … Read More +
Leighton Park School’s Sixth Formers were celebrating this morning as the top A Level grades for A*-B reached 57%, 2% above the 2019 pre-Covid levels. Matthew Judd, Head, commented … Read More +
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