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February 24, 2020

Grove to George Michael, OL James Jackman’s musical journey +

From George Michael and Paul McCartney to Phil Ramone and the Ting Tings to Matt Cardle and Declan Donovan, OL James Jackman’s  (G1990) extraordinary musical career encompassed writing, programming, arranging, … Read More +

February 23, 2020

Victoria’s venom research to reduce spinal injury +

Old Leightonian Torie Foster (2011) is appealing for support for her pitch to win funding for her groundbreaking research at the University of Queensland to determine the potential of a … Read More +

1895 Annexe
January 31, 2020

Recognising Architect Alfred Waterhouse +

Did you know that the Architect of the glorious Natural History Museum in London and Reading’s red-brick Town Hall also designed Leighton Park’s Grove House and “The Annexe” to the … Read More +

January 24, 2020

The media and the truth: OL journalist Shyam Bhatia inspires Sixth Form +

The hot topic of the legitimacy and truth in the media provided food for thought when award winning journalist Old Leightonian Shyam Bhatia  (G1968) spoke to Sixth Form students today. … Read More +

Peckover linocut Leighton Park
December 17, 2019

Reviving the 1949 School Christmas card +

Imagine the delight of the staff in the Alumni Office to open a parcel and discover a collection of beautiful artwork created by Old Leightonian Michael Plunkett while he was … Read More +

Teacher talking to Old Leightonians
November 23, 2019

Rolling back the years for vintage OLs +

Some of our more senior Old Leightonians  enjoyed a busy day back at Leighton Park at the recent Vintage OL Day. A chance for old school friends to catch up, … Read More +

Old black and white photo of horses pulling plough in front of the Leighton Park building
October 9, 2019

Service, sacrifice & whalemeat sausage: new book about Leighton Park & World War II +

In 1939, Edgar Castle, Headmaster of Leighton Park from 1928 to 1948, wrote these words to Charles Evans, Headmaster from 1910 to 1928: ‘I didn’t think I should have to pilot … Read More +

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