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Leighton Park School

Shinfield Road, Reading, Berkshire, England RG2 7DE
Tel: +44 (0) 118 987 9600

Private School (Fee Paying) Co-Educational 11 - 18 Years Day & Boarding (Flexi, Full, Weekly)

Leighton Park exists to form young people of real character and confidence, with a determined desire to change the world, reflecting the School’s Quaker values. It is particularly well-known for STEAM, Music and Ethical Enterprise.

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Word From The Head

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From Matthew Judd, Head


We are a school that inspires Achievement with Values, Character and Community. This is the Leighton Park difference and has been since our Quaker foundation in the nineteenth century. The School is distinctive and original in each of these areas. Nurturing young people of real character and confidence, with a determined desire to change the world.

Leighton Park is in the top 3% in the UK for the academic progress our Sixth Form leavers make. I’m pleased to say that we are now in the top 0.3%, the best performing school in Berkshire and the 14th best performing boarding school in England.

Open Days, Visits & Events

14-06-2024 - Open Morning

Come and join us for a visit which will include a short introduction to life at Leighton Park from our Head, Matthew as well as a student led tour. There will also be the opportunity to speak to members of the Admissions Team and other senior members of staff.

21-09-2024 - Annual Open Morning - Saturday 21st September 2024, 9.00am - 11.00am

If you are looking for a place in Years 7, 8 or 9 come and join us for our Annual Open Morning where you will be able to experience everything Leighton Park has to offer.

21-09-2024 - Sixth Form Open Afternoon - Saturday 21st September 2024, 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Come and visit our brand new Sixth Form Centre and see discover everything Leighton Park has to offer.

What We Offer

  • A Level - Advanced Level Examinations
  • BTEC - Business and Technology Education Council
  • GCSE - General Certificate of Secondary Education
  • IB DP - International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme
  • Business studies
  • Classics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Design Technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Economics
  • Electronics
  • Engineering
  • Government/Politics
  • ICT
  • Media/Film studies
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • Photography
  • Psychology
  • Chinese
  • Chinese - Mandarin
  • English
  • English As Foreign/2nd Language
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross-Country
  • Fencing
  • Fitness Training
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Martial Arts
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports
  • Adventure Training
  • Canoeing
  • Chess
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Language Club
  • Public Speaking
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Hearing Impairment (HI)
  • Visual Impairment (VI)
  • After School Club
  • Armed Forces Children
  • Before School Club
  • Diplomatic Children
  • Expatriate Children
  • Gifted Children
  • International Students
  • School Bus Service
  • Special Diets

Admissions

  • Assessment
  • Entry test or exam
  • GCSE results
  • Interview
  • Report from previous school
  • References
  • Academic
  • All-rounder
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Financial Assistance
  • Music
  • Siblings
  • Sixth Form
  • Sport
  • Inter-denominational
  • Quaker
  • English

    Age Range & Fees

    Age Range11 to 18
    Annual Day Fees *£18765 to £22860
    Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *£25770 to £31080
    Annual Full Boarding Fees *£29955 to £37170
    * Currency: GB Pound

    Number Of Pupils

    302Day192
    52Full Boarding49
    35Weekly Boarding15
    389Total256
    Boys Girls

    Number Of Staff

    Full-time: 0
    Part-time: 0

    % Pupils Gaining
    GCSE/IGCSE Passes 5 - 9

    % Pupils Gaining
    A Level Grades A – C

    % Pupils Going
    To University

    School Reviews

    Leighton Park parent


    Leighton Park is kind, I love the fact that pupils can call teachers by their first names. There is a lot of mutual respect - with teachers having a lot of respect for individuality - no matter what the child is trying to do, the teachers will try and support them.  

    Gabriel, Lower Sixth


    This school really encourages you to be an individual, it doesn't shape you in a certain way like other schools might. It encourages you to be yourself, and be successful as yourself.  

    Josh, Year 8


    Cherish every moment at Leighton Park because you'll never want it to end.  

    Rhiannon, Lower Sixth


    The teachers take everyone from different levels and help them become the best that they can; they never say you can't get a good grade; they make you recognise that you have to put the hard work in and it's not just them pushing you, you have to push yourself.  

    Ruth, Year 9


    It's very different to other schools in the way that you are allowed to be your own person. Every person is heard within the school. You will have every opportunity to be heard and there is always someone to talk to.  

    Old Leightonian Boarder


    Being a boarder gave me a more involved school experience. At university I find myself talking about school and House life with an affection that is obviously alien to so many people.