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The Leys School

Trumpington Road, Cambridge, CB2 7AD

The Leys is located in the heart of the historic university city of Cambridge and takes full advantage of all the opportunities this brings, academically, culturally and through numerous enrichment opportunities. It is known as the city’s leading co-educational boarding...
The Leys School

Phone: 01223508900

Website: www.theleys.net

Head: Mr Martin Priestley

Registrar Details:

Nathalie Edge-Partington
01223 508904

Term DatesOpen Days

The Leys is located in the heart of the historic university city of Cambridge and takes full advantage of all the opportunities this brings, academically, culturally and through numerous enrichment opportunities. It is known as the city’s leading co-educational boarding and day school for pupils aged 11 – 18 and is recognised as being a ‘big, small school’; big enough to offer huge breadth of opportunity but small enough that each and every pupil is individually known.

Notable Academic Facilities

In addition to the normal classroom facilities (all boasting new hi-tec facilities) there is a Virtual Reality teaching space and Vision Studio

Wellbeing & Pastoral Care

The school prides itself on its standards of Pastoral care and the 'house' system feeds into this with a House Master/Mistress and Deputy, Matron and resident Tutors. There is A Director of Pastoral Care on site along with a 24/7 Medical Centre with a team of nurses.

Advice For Parents

The Admissions Tea admissions@theleys.net 01223 508904

Typical Child

An all-rounder - keen to be involved in as many areas of school life as possible

Financial Assistance

Means-tested bursaries available

Highly Regarded For

The way is handled online and hybrid learning since the start of the Covid pandemic and they way in which pupils have adapted to the ever-changing environment.

Notable Points

There are 3 full time SEN practitioners

Leavers' Attainment

100% pass rate at both A Level and GCSE. In 2021, 7 pupils were accepted into Oxbridge, 72% of pupils achieved A* - A at A level and 94% achieved grades 9 - 6 at GCSE

Leavers' Destinations

7% Oxbridge, 91% Russel Group

Sector: Independent

Type: Senior School, Sixth Form

Day/Boarding: Boarding Only

Setting: City

Total Pupils: 577

Ages Covered: 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Gender: Co-ed

Religious Ethos: Methodist

Opening Date: 1/1/1923

Sibling Policy: Yes

Financial Assistance: Academic scholarship, Music scholarship, Choral scholarship, Drama scholarship, Arts scholarship, STEM scholarship, Sports scholarship, Armed forces discount, Bursary, Sibling discount

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Entry Routes: 11+, 13+, UKiset, 16+

Selection: Academically Selective

Languages: French, German, Spanish, Latin, Greek, Chinese

Curriculum:

  • British
  • GCSE
  • A Level

Recreational Space:
Extensive sports facilities on campus