One of best boarding schools in England! Leys School in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire offers aco-educational boarding education for boys and girls. The Leys curriculum is not just about preparation for exams. The
School’s Christian ethos lies at the heart of our education philosophy.
The social, intellectual, spiritual and emotional needs of the pupils
drive our educational agenda.
The curriculum is broad in the first years and aims to encourage a
range of interests. The core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science,
Divinity, IT and Foreign Languages feature strongly, while we expect
pupils to expand their horizons through the Humanities, Drama, Art,
Design, Music and Sport. At GCSE and A level, a degree of specialisation
develops, yet many prefer to keep their options open and combine a
variety of subjects in the Arts and Sciences.
Our challenge is to prepare pupils for the next stage of their
education and our commitment is to excellence, depth and breadth at
every level of the curriculum. Care for the individual remains our
guiding principle, with Housemasters/Housemistresses and pupils'
personal Tutors on hand to provide support and direction where needed.
Regular reports, Parents' Evenings and half-termly assessments ensure
that parents are fully informed and involved as partners in this
Rolling or fixed admission date? Rolling
Cost of tuition
7 days boarding: GBP 30 135
Sport and culture
The Physical Education Department is based in the Sports Complex,
which includes a large sports hall with sprung wooden floor, a weights
and cardiovascular gym, a projectile range with indoor cricket nets,
three glass-back squash courts and an aerobics area. The classroom,
which is fitted with a data projector and interactive whiteboard is also
situated in the Sports Complex . Outside facilities include a full size
floodlit astro turf pitch which provides the base for invasion games
which converts to twelve tennis courts in the summer. A 25-metre heated
indoor swimming pool is available throughout the year and is fully
equipped for competitive swimming, water polo and canoe polo.
Physical Education is usually taught in mixed gender groups
throughout the School to give pupils a broad range of experience in many
activities to complement the Games programme. They acquire knowledge
and skills in invasion games (soccer, basketball, handball, lacrosse),
racket sports (badminton, tennis, squash), athletics, dance, gymnastics
including trampolining, health and fitness, outdoor education including
orienteering, swimming strokes and survival, volleyball and weight
training. Around 40% of Year 11 students sit GCSE Physical Education and
results have been consistently good.
Physical Education is taught to A2 level. Topics include
Participation in Sport and Recreation, The Critical Sports Performer,
Preparation for Optimum Sports Performance and The Development Sports
Performer. Applied anatomy and physiology, Sports Psychology, Sociology
and Contemporary Issues in sport are covered within these topics. The
subject is largely theory based and is assessed through 50% written exam
and 50% written coursework.
|What we offer?
The School has a superb sports complex on campus, including a Sports
Hall, a gym, squash courts, aerobics studio, floodlit astro-turf hockey
pitch, a 25m swimming pool, tennis courts, netball and basketball
courts. These facilities are available for hire by individuals and
groups when not reserved for use by the School and include:
- Fitness centre
- Projectile range with indoor cricket nets
- Three squash courts
- Aerobics studio
- Floodlit astro turf
- Second astro turf
- Heated, 25 meter indoor swimming pool
- Main games pitch
- Boathouse and rowing boats
- Indoor climbing wall