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Leighton Park School

Leighton Park School

Shinfield Road, Reading, RG2 7ED, UK

0118 987 9600



Leighton Park School
School type Co-educational Day & Boarding
Status Private
Head Mr Matthew L S Judd
Date Appointed September 2018
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 11-18
Number of pupils 520
Average Class Size 16
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:8
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Mrs Helen Taylor

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 and forward-looking approach. We are a school that inspires Achievement with Values, Character and Community and academic excellence is the consequence of our approach.

Our vibrant learning community empowers each student to achieve excellent outcomes, through supporting their choices, nurturing individuality and encouraging talent in whatever direction it may lie. Ours is an education for succeeding in life, as well as in academic assessments. Set in 65 acres of beautiful parkland, our students have an enriching environment in which to learn, reflect and grow.

The success of our approach is demonstrated by UK Government 16-18 league tables, which place the school in the top 1% in England and best in Berkshire for the academic progress made by our Sixth Form students.

Leighton Park is particularly known for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths), with a emphasis on creative problem solving and interdisciplinary approaches. Music is another particular strength of the School with a brand new Music and Media Centre providing students with exceptional facilities, including a Yamaha Live Lounge recording studio. Our Music department is accredited as a Flagship Music Education Partner, the only school in Europe to hold this status.

With Quaker values held strongly at the centre of all that we do, our emphasis is on our students loving their learning, encouraging them to try a huge range of new experiences and developing their greatest talents. You will be struck on visiting us by the warmth of relationships that characterise the school, the wealth of opportunities for development of body and mind, and the sense of calm and space in which that development takes place.