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April 23, 2020

Mark Simmons takes LP record +

This is a remarkable start of term as Mark Simmons becomes the longest serving teacher in Leighton Park’s history. He joined after Easter in 1980, so has now started his … Read More +

In St John Ambulance uniform
April 2, 2020

OL Matthew working in the Covid-19 frontline +

Matthew Leopold (OL) describes himself as a Brand Marketer by day but by night, is a highly trained St John’s Ambulance volunteer with the Ambulance Service. He is also one … Read More +

March 20, 2020

Blast from the Past +

Leighton Park’s Archives teem with stories of various crises in the school’s 130 year history, with examples of amazing dedication and sense of community, tragedies but also some episodes that … Read More +

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 +

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