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Leighton Park School

Shinfield Road, Reading, Berkshire, England RG2 7DE

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...

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Matthew L S Judd


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. Read on to see some illustrative examples or click on the image of me on my bike to see a welcome video.

In the video I say that 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 since I recorded this we are now in the top 0.3%, the best performing school in Berkshire and the 14th best performing boarding school in England.

Matthew Judd, Head
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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."

Serafina - 40 points at IB | English Literature, University of Bristol



“I love the caring atmosphere and the ethos within the school. The time for reflection during school assemblies is something I greatly value as a time for contemplation - a break from the stress that school can build up. Relationships between the students and teachers are also very important here,...

Irene - 35 points at IB | Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool



“Since coming here I have come to appreciate the sense of calm, through the stillness of the Park setting and the reflective silence at assemblies. This has really helped me settle in to the school as a new student and provides a contrast between the pressures of academic study and the temperament...

Seb - A*, A*, A* at A Level | Mathematics, University of Bristol



“Calling the teachers by their first names creates a sense of equality between the students and teachers. I also think the sports options at school are very good as they offer students the chance to represent the school in a variety of sports with regular fixtures which is very enjoyable as well as...

Victoria - A, A, A, C at A Level with an A* EPQ | English with Creative Writing, University of Birmingham:



“Leighton Park is made special through mutual respect between staff and students. It allows students to speak freely, and teachers to answer honestly in the most helpful way. The LP House system meant I always had a friendly community to socialize with, and you’re never too far from friends in...

Nat - A*, A*, A*, A* at A-level | Mathematics, University of Oxford



"One of the things that makes Leighton Park so special is the level of individual attention it affords its students, allowing everyone the opportunity to thrive and develop into a better person along the way. I will always be grateful for the values I developed, the wide range of experiences I had,...

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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
  • Drama
  • Academic
  • Art
  • Siblings
  • Music
  • Financial Assistance
  • All-rounder
  • 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