Leighton Park School

Academic Families works with more than 450 schools throughout the UK, and we have become experts at matching children to the right boarding school for them in order to ensure each student thrives.


We're delighted to present one of our partner schools:
Leighton Park School in Berkshire, England.


School overview

  • Number of students: 500-600 (Senior)
  • Age range: 11-18
  • Gender: co-educational
  • Religious affiliation: Quaker
  • Exam system: GCSE, A Level, BTEC and IB

School location


School address:

Shinfield Road

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Nearest airport:

London Heathrow

School profile

Located less than an hour away from London, the 65-acre Leighton Park School is one of the best boarding schools in the UK, providing a world class education to students from almost 40 different countries. The school is widely recognised for its impressive exam results and its excellent music programme that offers a wide range of styles and instruments, giving students the opportunity to explore their musical interests.

Best known for...

Leighton Park School is known for providing one of the best educations in the UK, winning the National Award for Excellence in STEAM Education in 2020 (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics). It is also widely recognised for its music programme, being the only school in Europe to be a Yamaha Flagship Music Education Partner.

We're here to help

We offer honest advice to help you find the best UK school for your child.

Our team provides exactly the kind of support for your child that we would want if we were sending our children overseas, and in fact, all of our staff have direct, personal experience with boarding schools.

We visit schools regularly and know them inside and out – the atmosphere they offer, the academic and social environment your child will be in - so we know where your child will fit in best.

Have a question?

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Choosing the best education for your child leads many families to consider British schools and universities. However, it is not an easy decision to make.

Our team works hard to understand the needs and strengths of your child, match them to the UK boarding school best suited to their needs, and support them throughout their time in the UK.

Quality you can trust

Academic Families has personal and professional experience with boarding schools. Many of our staff attended boarding schools themselves when they were young or have worked in them. We have all lived overseas and most of us are mothers, so we understand how important it is to find the very best education for every child no matter where that might be in the world.

From our headquarters in Edinburgh to our local staff across the UK, our team regularly visits hundreds of British schools. Our excellent knowledge of the UK education system, accreditation by the Boarding School Association (BSA) and certification from the British Council means we understand UK boarding education from the inside and out, and know how to ensure the best education for each child.

In addition, our guardianship service has been Gold accredited by AEGIS (the Association for the Education and Guardianship of International Students) since 2016 and also by the BSA, so you know, with Academic Families, you're guaranteed to have the best local support anywhere in the UK.

Moreover, our team are trained MHFA Mental Health First Aiders so we are qualified to support our students with any wellbeing and mental health concerns.

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