Co-ed boarding school near London

Leighton Park is a leading co-educational boarding school in Reading, Berkshire for ages 11-18. Based a short distance from London, we offer modern weekly boarding, underpinned by the forward-thinking Quaker approach to education. While embracing a holistic curriculum, we are particularly well-known for the strength of our STEAM academic approach and the quality of our music department.
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Leighton Park at a glance

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Our London families choose us for many different reasons, whether for the beautiful grounds and calm environment, the strength of our pastoral care,  richness of our co-curricular programme or our leading academic progress.

A Leighton Park education believes in the inherent worth of each individual, recognising that each child has unique talents. We seek to unearth young people of real character and independence; individuals who are free-thinking with a clear, confident self-awareness. Our modern boarding environment helps students grow, to find themselves – and to succeed as themselves. Our calm, purposeful approach is very difficult to find in busy London schools.

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Learn more about the Houses

Fryer House (Year 7 & 8)

Our junior boarding house provides a nurturing, kind family-feel home for our 11 and 12 year old boarders
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Girls' House (Reckitt House)

Home to our 65 senior boarding girls, Reckitt is located near the sports fields and surrounded by oaks trees
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Boys' House (School House)

Home to our 65 senior boarding boys, School is located near the restaurant and 25m indoor swimming pool
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Our boarding students are a wonderful bunch. Browse our individual videos to meet some of them.
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Explore our girls' boarding house in our Interactive Tour

Transport for London boarding families

  • Weekly boarding transport routes from Chiswick and Gerrards Cross
  • Routes pick up on Monday morning and drop off Friday evening
  • Reading is a stop on the Queen Elizabeth Line (Crossrail)
  • Transit from Reading Train Station
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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 Enterprise 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.

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Leighton Park student girls

One of the main things I like about LP, that made it stand out from all the other schools I visited, is the sense of inclusiveness. Everyone is given an opportunity to try new things, learn and grow as a person.

Danielle, Upper Sixth

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Shinfield Road
Berkshire, UK
+44 (0) 118 987 9600
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