Leighton Park School
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Post 16
11 - 18
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Shinfield Road
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School Description

Leighton Park is a co-educational day and boarding school for pupils aged 11-18, drawn from over 20 countries. Outstanding academic achievement and pastoral care are supported by the school's distinctive ethos, based upon Quaker values. The beautiful park provides an oasis of calm close to Reading town centre, an ideal environment for pupils to live and breathe; study and learn, grow and mature.

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Last update: 30 April 2022

At its core, a Leighton Park education focuses on the individual and the promise of choice. Our ethos informs an approach where students are able to follow their most impassioned interests, become active learners and strive to fulfil their potential.

Students benefit from an academically rigorous, broad and innovative curriculum. The sciences, mathematics and the creative arts, including music, film production and art, are particular strengths of the school.

This strength in breadth enables a focus on creative problem-solving and interdisciplinary approaches, encouraging students to analyse and put forward solutions to today’s complex challenges, often supported by the school’s impressive partnerships with universities, industry and cultural organisations, such as Cisco and Pinewood Studios. The success of our approach is demonstrated by 94% of our Sixth Formers achieving their first university choice last year.

Our cross-cutting skills programmes position students for success in a fast-changing world,  where many of today’s jobs will not exist in 30 years time. Central to the school’s approach, we teach leadership, creative thinking and risk-taking, empowering students to be a force for good in the world and reflecting the school’s Quaker ethos.

In Sixth Form, students can choose between the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB) or A Levels, and can opt to do four A Levels so that their choices are not limited so early in life. Among other accolades, the school is in the top five in the UK for small cohort IB results.

Our wrap-around provision, which welcomes day students from 7.15am to 10.00pm, offers young people the time to discover and develop their talents. The quiet moments and the calm atmosphere of our 60 acre park, encourage students to collect their thoughts and reflect within a caring community, providing high academic standards, excellent pastoral care and a rich and diverse co-curricular programme of activities. All of this, and the focus on mutual respect, create a stable, unique and sustainable environment where children can live, learn and grow.


To find out more come and see us:

Our May and June 2022 Open Mornings are now fully booked

  • Annual Open Morning: Saturday 24th September 2022, 9.00-11.30am

Open Mornings:

  • Friday 14th October 2022, 9.00am
  • Friday 11th November 2022, 9.00am

Taster Days for Year 6 Students:

  • Thursday 13th October 2022, 8.30am – 3.30pm
  • Tuesday 15th November 2022, 8.30am – 3.30pm

Taster Day for Year 9 Entry:

  • Thursday 10th November 2022, 8.30am – 3.30pm

To reserve your place at any of our events, please call 0118 987 9608 or book online at www.leightonpark.com/visitus.

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Leighton Park School Catchment Area Map

This school is independently managed and its admission criteria may be selective. There is no set catchment area as pupils are admitted from a wide variety of postcodes and, in the case of boarding schools, from outside the UK. Contact the school directly or visit their website for more information on Admissions Policy and Procedures.