Where all students achieve the exceptional
Curious learners visually explore the world in the story lesson using virtual reality glasses. Kimonos, saris and agbadas gathered during the World Cultures Evening. Blushed faces climb Lion Rock to get their daily dose of serotonin. Year 10 students spread out across vast green lawns practice the play “The Folly of George III”. These are just a few of the sites that most would enjoy and others would envy when visiting. The school of Leys.
Everyone is invited to join the party. Located in the heart of the historic university town of Cambridge, on a leafy 50-acre campus, The Leys is a coeducational boarding school and day school with enough excitement for everyone. Offering the best of both worlds makes this possible.
The school is commonly referred to as a “big, small school” – mainly because it is large enough to provide a wide range of opportunities but small enough to ensure that every child’s name is known and the voice is heard. heard.
Those who arrive to find their voice will be able to do so through the school’s CamEx (Cambridge Experience) initiative, which carefully curates a suite of rewarding opportunities through lasting connections.
So far he has accomplished a lot. Currently, university professors are invited to speak and post-doctoral mentors arrive to meet the needs of A-level students; an award-winning boathouse is now shared with three university colleges; students play sports in college leagues; and the School Chapel Choir regularly partners with some of the city’s top college choirs for Evensong; among many others. Simply put, its aim is to take advantage of Cambridge’s luster to make The Leys experience more special than it already is. The unbreakable smiles on the faces of the students prove its success.
Class life is just as fulfilling. A Leys education rests firmly on three main foundations: academic, pastoral and broader curriculum – each is equally important and complements each other. The combination ensures that learners productively prepare for the rigors of college or the world of work while joyfully preparing for lives well savored.
Personalized attention guarantees it. Leys educators are highly trained and always willing to go the extra mile. Their efforts always pay off. A 2014 ISI inspection report confirms this: “Relations between staff and students and between students themselves are exceptional; students feel able to contribute in a supportive, non-judgmental environment and therefore are willing to try new ideas. Throughout the school, the most capable students realize their potential through strategies designed to challenge them. »
A Leysian challenge is to identify a specialization. Pupils find their calling during their GCSE years before solidifying it in sixth form. Post-A Levels (97.4% achieved grades A* to C in 2021), most of them continue to hone their new skills at university. Many even decide to specialize in a passion they have realized through Leys’ wider program thanks to the encouragement of tutors, housemasters/mistresses and the director of the larger program.
Their guidance gives students the confidence to explore various activities throughout their school career. For example, quality music and drama productions are staged each year and all ages are welcome to take the stage or add value behind the scenes. Everyone feels the sportsmanship as a member of the hockey, rugby, swimming, netball, squash, badminton or dance team. The natural wonders of the earth are explored through canoeing, rock climbing and orienteering.
Aspiring leaders get used to authority through the Combined Cadet Force and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards Program. At the Rugg Center (Art and Design), students master the arts of ceramics, life drawing, design technology and photography. STEM activities also abound for those wishing to prepare for 21st century jobs.
Each offering (there are more than 100) has been put in place to help students develop self-confidence, determination and resilience, which contributes to their ability to handle life’s transitions comfortably.
Those who choose to board enjoy the full experience 24/7. The school thrives on community life and each house has a strong sense of identity and unity – however, there is always room for healthy competition between the houses. Dinner at 6:00 p.m. is always the perfect time for students to recap their days before strategizing to dominate the tables in sports, arts, or debating.
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