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The Leys is the leading co-educational boarding and day school in Cambridge.

Located in the centre of the university city of Cambridge, we are ideally placed to have such a vibrant, historic and cultural city at our pupils’ doorstep.

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The leading co-educational boarding and day school in Cambridge

Admissions
The Leys is the only co-educational boarding and day school in Cambridge. Our main entry points are Year 7 (11+), Year 9 (13+) and Lower Sixth (16+). Find out more
Academic
The Leys curriculum is not just about preparation for exams. It is broad and balanced, and the social, intellectual and emotional needs of our pupils drive our educational agenda. Find out more
Pastoral
If each child flourishes in School and beyond, feels nurtured and happy while they are here and goes out into the world a confident and aware adult then The Leys has achieved its Pastoral Aims. Find out more
Wider Curriculum
The Wider Curriculum has traditionally been one of the main pillars upon which a Leysian education is built and is an integral part of the school week for all pupils. Find out more

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Southern Africa Expedition
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2024
Senior Boys Sport (Rugby/Hockey) Trip to South Africa
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2024
Senior Boys Sport (Rugby/Hockey) Trip to South Africa
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Featured News

Prefects for 2024-25 Announced

Congratulations to our newly appointed Prefects for 2024-25 who were announced in an assembly held on 17 June by Headmaster, Mr Priestley. A special mention goes to our new Senior Prefects, Emily H and Harry C, who will be leading the team throughout the next academic year.

Prefects for 2024-25 Announced

Congratulations to our newly appointed Prefects for 2024-25 who were announced in an assembly held on 17 June by Headmaster, Mr Priestley. A special mention goes to our new Senior Prefects, Emily H and Harry C, who will be leading the team throughout the next academic year.

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Dr Clare Ives Appointed as Head of The Leys

Following a rigorous and highly competitive process, the Governors of The Leys and St Faith’s Schools Foundation are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Clare Ives to succeed Martin Priestley as Head of The Leys when he retires after almost twelve years of dedicated service in September 2025. The Governors were unanimous in their […]

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Theo and Zac head to NYJC Summer School

Lower Sixth pupils Theo G and Zac A have successfully gained places on the highly competitive National Youth Jazz Collective (NYJC) Summer School. The Summer School is designed for England’s most gifted and talented young jazz musicians aged 14-18. They welcome players of all styles, traditions and instruments who are ready to extend their interactive […]

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