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The Leys School

The Leys School

Trumpington Road, Cambridge, CB2 7AD, Cambridgeshire

01223 508900



The Leys School
School type Coeducational Boarding & Day
Founded 1875
Headmaster Mr Martin Priestley
Date Appointed September 2014
Co-ed Age Range 11-18
Number of pupils 572
Day fees per annum £16,545 - £22,920
Boarding fees per annum £24,960 - £34,245
Average Class Size 15-20
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:8
Associations HMC,BSA

The School - to inspire

Located in the heart of the historic university city of Cambridge, The Leys' leafy 50 acre campus offers pupils the very best of both worlds; a traditional Cambridge education making the most of the School’s links with the University, balanced with some of the most envied facilities in the country. The School's ethos centres around its aim to give every child a rounded and holistic education.

Academic life - to learn

Through the provision of a broad and balanced curriculum, pupils at The Leys develop into articulate, creative and culturally-aware individuals. Whether at GCSE or A Level stage the School's reputation for academic success is well-earned with high-ranking results and almost all pupils going to their first choice university. The School frequently calls upon its Cambridge University connections, bringing in a range of distinguished guest speakers such as Professor Stephen Hawking (who's own son is indeed an Old Leysian), running alongside The Leys' own Lecture Series. Each pupil's timetable is tailored to suit their needs, interests and aptitudes while encouraging them to succeed and develop their own, individual talents.

Outstanding facilities - to motivate

The School is not all about academia; the opportunities for broadening horizons are endless. Recent developments at The Leys include: Great Hall - a world-class, state-of-the-art theatre, dance studio and drama centre combining contemporary performance spaces with brand new science facilities. The Boathouse - situated along the banks of the River Cam and shared with Kings, Selwyn and Churchill Colleges, this £4M redeveloped facility offers pupils an unrivalled opportunity to become involved in a true 'Cambridge' sport. In addition to this there are over 40 acres of dedicated sports fields and astro-turf allowing every pupil, irrespective of ability, to enjoy a huge range of sporting activities.

Extra-curricular activities - to achieve

All pupils at The Leys take part in either Duke of Edinburgh awards or CCF (Combined Cadet Force) and this plays a valuable part in their wider education. There are also endless opportunities for debating, community service, leadership, fundraising, music and numerous clubs and societies to join.

Pastoral care - to support

The Leys is, primarily, a boarding school and places much importance on providing a caring, friendly and secure environment for all its pupils. Each child, whether a full boarder, home boarder or day pupil, is attached to one of 11 houses. Housemasters, Housemistresses and Matrons with support from a number of assistant staff are on hand 24/7 to ensure each child is given a real home from home. The feeling of 'Community' lies at the heart of the School, so while they may live in one House, they mix with their peers across the whole campus.

Scholarships - to encourage

While it is true that all children are in some way gifted, The Leys is keen to encourage those with sporting, academic, artistic or musical talents and offers a range of scholarships across all year groups.

Visiting The Leys

The School's prospectus and website will give a good overview of the opportunities available but prospective parents and pupils are encouraged to visit the School. To arrange this please contact the Admissions Team on 01223 508904 or email admissions@theleys.net