Dates for the Diary
Wednesday 5th February
Combine the spectacular school musical “Chicago” with a chance to have a look round school and enjoy refreshments with the Head. From 3.00pm, with the show starting at 7.00pm.
Tickets to see “Chicago”: price TBC but do email us to register your interest.
Friday 24th January 3.00pm
“Bullets & Bylines: From the Frontline of Kabul, Delhi, Damascus and Beyond”: OL Award winning war journalist will be speaking about his book and fascinating experiences. Book here.
Saturday 21st March
OLs v LP Community Sport Morning: Football and Hockey
"We had sunshine and twenty years to cram into a few hours. It was worth every minute. To see so many people from the class of '95 together, first in a period of silence, then back to our old noisy ways - with a few partners and children now - was magical. To be with the people who made it so special once more - I would not have missed for the world.”
Each year group is invited back every 10 years to spend a day at the Park, reconnecting with old friends, meeting past and present staff, and seeing how the school has changed.
This year the 8s reunion was held on Saturday 12th May for the classes that left in 2008, 1998, 1988, 1978, 1968 and 1958 (including early leavers who would have left in these years if you’d stayed on until A-levels).
In 2020, it’s the turn for those who left in 2010, 2000, 1990, 1980, 1970, 1960, 1950 and 1940: save the date Saturday 2nd May.
Do make sure we have your up to date contact details so that you don’t miss out on your reunion.
"Leighton Park felt like home, rather than a boarding school."
Although we love welcoming OLs and Friends back to Leighton Park, we know many of you are too far away to come to events and reunions at the school. To help keep our wider community in touch, we have arranged several regional meet ups, enabling OLs to get together with others in their local area.
Regional events have been held in Cambridge, Oxford, London, Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds, as well as Hong Kong and Brunei.
If you would like to start up a regional network or help organise an event in your area, please get in touch with the Development Office.
As part of the school community, you are welcome to come back to Leighton Park for various current school events and activities, including the JBH Speech Competition, Music Concerts and Productions.
This year, OLs Michael Binyon and Dame Alice Hudson judged the annual JBH competition. Find out more about the event and the experience of being a judge below.
JBH 2017 Judges: John Chapman (Head 1986 to 1996), Robert Harvey (F 1967), Naomi Alderson (G 2011), Rauf Bayraktaroglu (G 1991)
It is wonderful to welcome back members of our community each year to join the panel of the annual JBH competition
The eagerly anticipated annual JBH competition was again a wonderful evening.
We were thrilled to be joined by OLs Dame Alice Hudson (and former JBH winner), Michael Binyon and from the University of Reading, Prof Clare Furneaux who formed the judging panel.
Also joining us were former winners and participants Guy Smith, Lord Quentin Davies, Dave Goss, Simon McCoy and Manu Sidhu. Guy commented that the heckling was much tougher than he remembered and Lord Davies was very impressed by the calibre of all the competitors.
Lots of laughter, shared memories and lively conversation at drinks for OLs at The Antelope Pub, Belgravia in November. Legendary teachers Mark Simmons and John Allinson were able to answer so many questions. Old friends were reunited and new friendships were made.
Hoping to do it all again in the summer.