The Leys School

The Leys School is located in the heart of the historic university city of Cambridge and is the city’s only co-educational boarding and day school. Founded in 1875 the school is often described as a “big, small school”; big enough to offer a huge range of opportunities yet small enough that every pupil is individually known.

The Leys aims to take full advantage of every opportunity the city of Cambridge has to offer and through their CamEx (Cambridge Experience) programme they have built strong links within the university itself. These can take the form of numerous academic enrichment activities, joining inter-collegiate sports competitions and even joining forces with college choirs to perform in their chapels.

The school prides itself on its supportive and encouraging ethos which is built on three foundation stones; pastoral, academic and wider-curricular. There are 11 Houses on the 50 acre campus (including 3 Day Houses), forming the basis of the school’s excellent system of pastoral care. A carefully planned wellbeing programme is key to this.

Academic results are some of the best in the country; in 2019 The Leys won the Sunday Times East Anglia Independent Secondary School of the Year award for achieving some outstanding A Level and GCSE results.

There are over 100 weekly activities and societies which take place at The Leys each week from sports and debating to sailing and brass band!

“The opportunities offered by The Leys’ enviable location in the city of Cambridge are endless.”

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HeadMr. Martin Priestley
School TypeSenior co-education school
Junior Age Range11 - 13
Senior Age Range13 - 18
AcademicGCSE: Yes
Alevel: Yes
Int'l Baccalaureate: No
Boarding Fees From£13,960.00 per term
Forces DiscountIf CEA then pay only 10% boarding fees
Total Students568
Youngest Boarder11
Junior Boarders18
Senior Boarders364
Int'l Students89
Closest Airport 1Stansted (55km)
Closest Airport 2Heathrow (108km)