Our innovative approach to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) places real emphasis on harnessing our students’ creative talents and blending them with skills in critical thinking, creative problem solving, entrepreneurship and leadership as part of our vibrant interdisciplinary curriculum.
We challenge our students to apply these skills to real-world problems facing industry and society today. With our explicit focus on creativity, we give girls and boys everything they need to take an idea and make it fly. Most recently, our approach has helped the School win the 2020 Award for Excellence in STEAM Education as part of the Education and Training Awards.
Watch the vide to meet Aliaksei, one of our recent graduates now working on an Engineering PhD at the University of Southampton.
Extending and enriching learning
Leighton Park offers several academic subjects you don’t find in most schools. Examples include Engineering as a GCSE option, as well as Music Tech and Creative Digital Media BTECs.
Our students also love our dedicated STEAM clubs, which support our budding engineers, designers, scientists, medics and technologists to experiment, explore, create and build. Examples include coding club, robotics, maths team, design & build, club STEAM and a wealth of creative hobbies to fire up students’ imaginations.
STEAM Interactive Outreach Workshops
As part of British Science Week, Leighton Park produced a series of interactive STEAM workshops for students in Years 5 & 6. From learning about future technology to designing your own geodesic dome and exploring how the heart works, this interdisciplinary series has something for everyone.