Leighton Park School

Secondary
Post 16

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Shinfield Road
Reading
RG2 7ED
+44 (0)118 987 9600
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Pupils
465
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Ages
11 - 18
Gender
Gender
Mixed
Building
Type
Other Independent
Mr ofsted
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NATIONAL AVG. 1.98
Independent inspection report
0%
NATIONAL AVG. 39%
5 A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent) inc. English and maths
Absence
DATA
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Secondary Data 2016
Information for parents
43%
NATIONAL AVG. 15%
Pupils achieving AAB or higher inc. two facilitating subjects
Absence
37.5
A level average point score
NATIONAL AVERAGE 26.9
B
-
Average A level result
NATIONAL AVERAGE C+
Value added
+0.23
A level progress score
GCSE to A level
NATIONAL AVERAGE 0.0
Opening door
Day, Weekly and Full boarding
Boarding Type
Graduation hat
Available
Scholarship Status

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: 14 July 2017
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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.

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.

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:

Annual Open Morning: Saturday 30th September 2017, 10am-12pm

Tuesday Open Mornings: 10.15am - 12.30pm. 10th October 2017, 7th November 2017, 5th December 2017, 20th February 2018, 13th March 2018, 22nd May 2018, 19th June 2018

Taster Days: Year 7 Entry - Thursday 19th October 2017 and Tuesday 20th March 2018. Year 9 Entry - Thursday 21st June 2018

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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