The Leys School

| Day & Boarding | 11-18yrs

Type: Prep, Senior
Founded: 1875
Entrance Procedure:

Entry tests or ISEB pre-testing (Y9 boarding only)

Fees per term:
From £5,300 - £10,975
School Visits: Contact

Head's Up

“School is not merely a preparation for life, but life itself, full of challenges, choices and opportunities for growth as well as emotional and intellectual enrichment.”

Martin Priestley

Inside Scoop from a current parent

I have two children currently at The Leys and have another two hoping to join over the next few years.

We chose The Leys School for a number of reasons but mainly because it just felt right! That might sound crazy but there is an almost tangible feeling of a tremendously happy and vibrant school from the moment you first walk through the gates. There really is a lovely sense that the children have an extended family, which, as a parent, is fantastically reassuring.

As Parents, We Love...

  • The way the children are made to feel part of the school from day one
  • The independent-thinking and resilience they have gained, particularly through boarding
  • The interaction between pupils and teachers; they really seem to get along

Our Children Love...

  • The close friendships they have made
  • The amazing opportunities – nearly 150 clubs and societies they can join!
  • The way the staff and pupils mix. They can join bands together and perform in public; my kids LOVE that!

School Highlights

The Leys is situated in the heart of the historic university city of Cambridge and takes full advantage of its unique location. In 2018 the School launched its CamEx (Cambridge Experience) initiative, highlighting the individual advantages of its links with the university, be they opportunities for academic, sporting or cultural enrichment. It was also one of the first schools in the UK to appoint a Director of Teaching and Learning, reflecting the school’s commitment to teaching and learning in the classroom.

Contact Us

Trumpington Road, Cambridge CB2 7AD
01223 508904

Useful Dates

Term dates:
Autumn Term: 2nd September – 11th December 2019
Spring Term: 7th January - 27th March 2020
Summer Term: 20th April - 27th June 2020

Open days: