Our London families choose us for many different reasons, whether for the beautiful grounds and calm, safe environment, the strength of our pastoral care, the richness of our co-curricular programme or our leading academic progress.
Find out why we won Senior School of the Year in the natinoal Independent Schools Association Awards 2023. We were also a finalist in the Independent Senior School of the Year in the TES Schools Awards 2023.
Our modern boarding environment helps our boarding students grow, to find themselves – and to succeed as themselves. Our calm, purposeful approach is very difficult to find in busy London schools. As a boarding school near London, our students can benefit from all the advantages of being close to London and Oxford but within a safe, healthy and kind environment.
Within our holistic curricular, Leighton Park is particularly well-known for its strength in the following areas:
STEAM is a particular strength at Leighton Park, empowering our students to tackle complex problems by combining the analytical skills from Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths with creative habits of mind from the Arts.
Music – Students have so many opportunities to play or perform at Leighton Park. The arts are so important for developing their confidence and creativity, bringing the community together to celebrate talent and appreciate difference.
Ethical Changmaking is about social business and active citizenship. It’s about giving our students the critical thinking and leadership skills, the values and the character to be change-makers.
Our elite athletes benefit from a programme of support run by our Head of Athletic Development. This includes bespoke strength and conditioning programmes in our state of the art strength and conditioning centre, as well as additional sports psychology, diet and nutrition support, trips to some of the top facilities in the country and inspirational talks from leading athletes and outside speakers.
Sports Scholars benefit from our partnership with Go Perform, who give medical support physiotherapy and training on avoiding injuries.
Our boarding students come from 43 different countries, with around 50% from the UK. The boarding houses are vibrant and cosmopolitan, full of fun and an exceptionally supportive environment in which to live, learn and grow.
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Balanced Family and School Life: Leighton Park’s weekly boarding offers the perfect balance for busy families. As a boarding school near london, our young people are able to make the most of everything the school offers and develop deep friendships in boarding, while spending quality time with family at weekends.
Personalised Attention and Support: Our boarding programme ensures that each student receives individualised attention, fostering academic excellence and personal growth. Five of our teachers live in each boarding house, ensuring exceptional pastoral and academic support. Our barding students consistently outperform our Day Students in their academic progress.
Rich Co-curricular Activities: With a diverse range of activities, Leighton Park enhances students’ skills beyond academics, promoting a well-rounded education. This is a key part of our commitment to Pupil Personal Development, for which we won the national Independent Schools Association Award 2022.
Safe and Nurturing Environment: The safety and well-being of our students is our top priority. Our nurturing boarding community helps students thrive. With 65 acres of beautiful parkland, Leighton Park offers a safe, calm learning environment 25 minutes on the train from Central London and Oxford.
Preparation for Future Success: Leighton Park’s weekly boarding equips students with the skills, independence and confidence needed for university and beyond. Our Careers Department supported 100% of our Oxbridge candidates to achieve invitations for interview this year, with students achieving exceptional offers to top Russel Group universities and leading specialist arts centres alike.
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