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Leighton Park

Leighton Park

Achievement with values, character and community.

Leighton Park is a day and boarding school for girls and boys aged 11-18 in Reading, Berkshire and winner of the Best Co-educational School 2021, South East England. The School is set of 65 acres of beautiful parkland with 300 year old oak trees, 30 minutes from Central London. 

Our approach is to support students to succeed as themselves, with the breadth and depth to succeed in life as well as in their academic tests. Our aim is to nurture our student’s talents, whatever they might be, with outstanding academic achievement the consequence of our approach rather than the object. 

The UK Government’s latest Sixth Form league tables reveal Leighton Park to be the best performing School in Berkshire and in the top 14 boarding schools in the country. Our A Level students achieved 72% A*/A last year. 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. 

While the School offers a holistic curriculum, it is particularly well-known for its STEAM academic approach, which combines the analytical skills from Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths with the creativity from the Arts. It won the national Award for Excellence in STEAM Education in 2020. 

Music is another particular strength of the School with a new Music and Media Centre providing students with exceptional facilities, including a Yamaha Live Lounge recording studio. Our Music department is accredited as a Flagship Music Education Partner, the only school in Europe to hold this status, with 50% of students studying an instrument and 27 music teachers on staff.

We believe a school must be judged by the full range and depth of achievements of its students, and at Leighton Park we develop young people who understand, cherish, and make a difference to the world which they inherit. We are a school that inspires Achievement with Values, Character and Community. With Quaker values held strongly at the centre of all that we do, our emphasis is on our students loving their learning, encouraging them to try a huge range of new experiences and develop a strong, confident sense of self. You will be struck on visiting us by the warmth of relationships that characterise the school, the wealth of opportunities for development of body and mind, and the sense of purposeful calm in which that development takes place. 

Our Flexi, Weekly or Full Boarding students enjoy the very best of Leighton Park. Our Year 7 and 8 boarders live in Fryer, a newly refurbished boarding house for our younger students. Our girls’ senior boarding house is situated next to our sports fields, surrounded by magnificent oak trees, while our senior boys enjoy being located close to the School’s restaurant. 

We warmly invite you to visit us and meet the enthusiastic students and dedicated staff who each make a unique contribution to the success of our School community. 

If you are interested in taking a look at our school video please follow this link. 

Shinfield Road
Berkshire, UK

+44 (0) 118 987 9608

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