Year 9 is the first year of our Senior School and one of our main entry points. 60 students transition from Fryer, our Lower School, with 20 new students joining from secondary schools and prep schools.
All our Year 9s are strongly encouraged to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh scheme. Students are expected to take part in at least three co-curricular activities each week, broadening their horizons with new experiences, meeting new friends and learning about themselves.
The Leighton Park Learner Profile is a touchpoint for our students and staff, reminding all members of our teaching and learning community of the aspects of education that we value most greatly. These approaches and skills have an impact across the whole curriculum and enhance the educational experience for each subject as well as within cross-curricular activities. The School’s Quaker values are at the heart of the Learner Profile, underpinning everything that we do.
The promise of choice lies at the heart of Leighton Park’s curriculum with students exploring subjects in breadth and depth. Students are supported to explore new areas and build on their subject knowledge, enabling them to make an informed choice when it comes to selecting subjects at GCSE level. We’ve only been able to cover some of our more unusual subjects below but hope to add more soon. Watch our subject videos to hear what our students think.
Use the icon in the top right of the video to select different subjects.
Year 9 students study a broad and balanced curriculum to prepare them for GCSEs. Use this subject finder to explore which (i)GCSEs we offer at Leighton Park and see details of each subject’s syllabus.
Hear Clem, one of our Year 9 students, talk about a normal day at Leighton Park.
For busy families, juggling multiple commitments, our model provides the reassurance that your children are well looked after, exploring their different interests in a supportive and aspirational learning environment. Flexible boarding is also an option across all year groups, subject to availability.
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