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Academic Overview 

Paul Crosfield BA, Director of Studies

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 process.

Further details of the curriculum are available in the departmental pages and in our Prospectus and Supplement. For specific questions please email



Exam Results

Here are summaries of the School's recent results in pdf format:

A Level 2014.pdf

GCSE 2014

A Level Reforms

A Level Reforms