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The Leys School

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The Leys School

Address: Trumpington Road, Cambridge CB2 7AD
Website: theleys.net
Founded: 1875
Number of Pupils: 575
Ages: 11-18
Fees: (termly) day, £6,080 – £8,420; home boarding, £9,465 (Year 9-13 only); boarding: £9,175 – £12,580
Head Teacher: Martin Priestley MA (Oxon)
Religious Affiliation: Methodist
Entrance Procedure: School’s own entry tests into year 7 and year 9, plus reports and references. Pre-testing is available for year 9 entry. Based on GCSE predictions plus reports and references into year 12
Contact: Ewan Munro, Registrar
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Open Mornings 5 Feb 2022, 23 April 2022. Weekly Small Group Visits (max. 6 families). Individual Visits throughout the term.

The Curriculum

A broad and balanced curriculum, tailored to the needs, interests and aptitudes of individual pupils. Classes are small as are tutorial groups, reflecting the teachers’ expertise, vitality and enthusiasm.

Games & the Arts

There are over 100 clubs, societies and activity groups taking place every week, including 26 sports from athletics to water polo. The facilities for sport and outside pursuits are much envied and the school exudes an air of purposefulness and busyness.

Pastoral Care

The Leys is a small, tight-knit community, known as a ‘big, small school’; big enough to offer a huge breadth of opportunity yet small enough that pupils are individually known. Its backbone is the house system where pupils are assured of a caring and supportive environment; their wellbeing is at the heart of what The Leys stands for. It is a happy, inspiring and unique place.

University Places

Leysians go on to many universities, including many of the highest-ranked universities in the country such as Bath, Durham, Exeter, Imperial College London, Lancaster, Loughborough, Oxford, St Andrews, University College London and Warwick, to name but a few.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

School is not merely a preparation for life; it is life itself. We believe our pupils’ school lives should be full of challenges, choices and opportunities for growth and flourishing; for emotional and intellectual enrichment.

Outstanding Characteristics

The school’s location in the heart of the historic university city of Cambridge brings with it enrichment opportunities most schools can only dream of. From academic mentoring to sporting fixtures in the university leagues; from performances in college chapels to attendance at university lectures, The Leys takes full advantage of its unique situation.



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