We are a school that inspires Achievement with Values, Character and Community. This is the Leighton Park difference and has been since our Quaker foundation in the nineteenth century. The School is distinctive and original in each of these areas. Nurturing young people of real character and confidence, with a determined desire to change the world. Read on to see some illustrative examples or click on the image of me on my bike to see a welcome video.
In the video I say that Leighton Park is in the top 3% in the UK for the academic progress our Sixth Form leavers make. I’m pleased to say that since I recorded this we are now in the top 0.3%, the best performing school in Berkshire and the 14th best performing boarding school in England.
Matthew Judd, Head
Free, deep thinking scholarship is prized at Leighton Park. Students achieve excellent outcomes and leave well prepared for university and life. Interdisciplinary, creative problem solving, giving our students the skills to be changemakers and a passion for music are three ways that we distinguish what happens at Leighton Park.
Achievement shines brightest when it spans across the different facets of a student’s character. Our first priority is to support our young people to live adventurously and gain a strong, purposeful sense of self. From this foundation, we do everything we can to support students to realise their talents and to succeed as themselves.
Quaker values of Simplicity, Truth, Respect, Integrity, Peace, Equality and Sustainability guide the School. At Leighton Park these values have currency and purpose. They are seen in:
Leighton Park students are encouraged to have real personality. We seek to reveal young people of character and independence; Individuals who are creative and free-thinking with a clear, confident sense of selfhood. Every student is encouraged to have self-discipline, self-respect and self-awareness. Our students have:
Our students demonstrate an important ability to understand and appreciate difference, as well as a commitment to service. It is this sense of community at Leighton Park that makes it such a wonderfully inclusive and aspirational environment. Examples include:
Please do come and see for yourself what happens on the Park. You are assured a very warm welcome.
The Independent School Inspectorate (ISI) have awarded Leighton Park a ‘double excellent’ standard, the highest possible attainment for an independent school, in recognition of both the quality of pupils’ personal development and the quality of their academic progress.
The quality of the pupils’ academic and other achievements is excellent.
The quality of the pupils’ personal development is excellent.
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