We are a school that inspires Achievement with Values, Character and Community. Our vibrant learning community empowers each student to achieve excellent outcomes, through supporting their choices, nurturing individuality and encouraging talent in whatever direction it may lie. Ours is an education for succeeding in life, as well as in academic assessments. Set in a delightful park in Reading, just outside London, our students have an enriching environment in which to learn, reflect and grow.
The success of our approach is demonstrated by UK Government 16-18 league tables, which place the school in the top 100 in England, or top 3%, for the academic progress made by our students.
Despite being among the top performing schools in the country we are no results factory. 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.
Leighton Park is particularly known for Creative STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), with a particular emphasis on creative problem solving and interdisciplinary approaches. The School is a Lead School for the Network of Excellence in Computer Science, the only school in Berkshire to hold this accreditation. Our iSTEM programme has won several awards, including:
• Winner - Business Education IT Facility Award
• Winner - Ripple Effect Prize for use of innovative learning technology
• Runner up - national Community STEM Awards, beating 354 other schools
• Finalist - Education Business STEM Innovation Award
• Finalist - Independent Schools Association, Innovation in STEM Award
Music is another particular strength of the School with a brand 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.
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 developing their greatest talents. 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 calm and space in which that development takes place.
Our Weekly or Full Boarding students enjoy the very best of Leighton Park, benefiting from a wonderful sense of calm balanced with an incredible amount of activity and dynamism. Students have the time and space to understand and enjoy their learning and extend their learning and development through our 90 different co-curricular hobbies. Come and see our beautiful grounds, talented students and welcoming school for yourself.Published: February 27 2019