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The Leys School, Cambridgeshire



School Details
School Crest
Trumpington Road,
Cambridge,
Cambridgeshire,
United Kingdom,
CB2 7AD

Tel: +44 1223 508900
Fax: +44 1223 505333

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Founded:1875

Headmaster:
Mr Martin Priestley

Registrar:
Nathalie Edge-Partington


Accreditations and affiliations:
HMC, AGBIS, BSA
Religious affiliation:
Inter-denominational, Methodist
Teaching languages:
English
Age Range & Fees
Age
Range
11 - 18
Annual
Day Fees
£15,435
to
£21,390
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
£15,435
to
£24,045
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
£23,295
to
£31,965
Number of Pupils
School Boy
Boys
School Girl
Girls
112
Day
65
150
Full board
120
65
Weekly
41
327
Total
226
Number of Staff
Full Time
Part Time
74
7
GCSE Pass Rate - age 16
At Grades A* to C
Pass Rate - age 18
courses are offered for age 18 exams
Higher Education
Pupils who went on to Higher Education or took Gap Year

Method of Entry:


Scholarship exam, Entry test or exam, Interview
 

Scholarships & Bursaries:


Other scholarships, All-rounder, Means tested bursaries, Sport, 6th Form, Art, Academic, Drama, Clergy/Ministers, Financial need, Junior school entry, Siblings, Senior school entry, Music, Armed forces discounts or bursaries, CDT, Other bursaries

What we offer


  • ICT
  • Business studies
  • Theology
  • Classics
  • Electronics
  • Economics
  • Design technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • Ancient Greek
  • Chinese
  • German
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
  • Gymnastics
  • Swimming
  • Netball
  • Water sports
  • Basketball
  • Athletics
  • Football
  • Fitness training
  • Cross-country
  • Rounders
  • Squash
  • Rugby
  • Martial arts
  • Hockey
  • Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Cricket
  • Golf
  • Volleyball
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Ballet
  • Cadets - CCF/ACF/ATC etc
  • Canoeing
  • Shooting
  • Adventure training
  • Horse riding and management
  • Chess
  • Rowing
  • Rock climbing
  • Dance
  • Drama productions
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Skiing
  • Language club
  • Sailing
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Percussion
  • Jazz
  • Particular diets
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Experience of diplomatic corps' children
  • Experience of services' children
  • Experience of international students
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Social Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
 
 
Head PhotoThe Leys is situated near the centre of the ancient university city of Cambridge on a compact site alongside a spacious playing field. (The total site is 50 acres.) Entry is at 11, 12, 13, 14 or 16 for boys and girls. The total number of pupils is 560. There are 180 pupils in the Sixth Form. There are two Sixth Form boarding houses, three 13-18 boys' boarding houses and two 13-18 girls' boarding houses: there is a co-educational 13-18 Day house and a junior house for 11-12 year olds, who are either Day pupils or Boarders. With its Methodist foundations and a liberal Christian ethos, The Leys is a friendly, caring and happy community which welcomes pupils from all parts of the UK together with representatives from many other countries.

A high academic standard is maintained, with 71% A or A* grades achieved at GCSE in 2017. At A level, 80% gained A - B in 2017 and the pass rate last year was 100%. At GCSE pupils study a core of English, Mathematics, Science and a modern Language together with three optional subjects. At A level there are 25 subjects available.

Pupils are encouraged to broaden their intellectual, cultural and sporting horizons. In addition to a well equipped Theatre and state-of-the-art Music School, the Rugg Centre offers a wide range of artistic and technical activities. There are a large number of societies. The swimming pool, squash and tennis courts, gymnasium and extensive playing fields offer many sporting opportunities. The Sports Complex and floodlit all weather pitch was opened in March 1995 with the second astro having just been opened. Service to the community is encouraged through the CCF, the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme and our own Community Service Group.

More recently the facilities have been extended further to include an IT Library, Modern Languages block, an extended Art and Technology department and a humanities building. The new Music was officially opened by Patron of The Leys School musician Julian Lloyd Webber in May 2005 and an upgrade of boarding facilities is currently underway. Great Hall, the new state-of-the-art prefomaring arts centre opened in 2014.

The Leys is large enough to offer many opportunities, but not so large as to lose sight of the individual.


Alumni - Sir Alastair Burnet; Martin Bell MP; James Ballard; Lord Oliver; Richard Heffer; James Hilton; Malcolm Lowry; Sir Henry Dale; J Arthur Rank; Sir Andrew Wiles.
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