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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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Year 12 Spanish trip to St Alban’s Primary School, Cambridge
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2024
Year 9 Boys Cricket Festival, Epsom
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2024
The Leys hosts German Exchange pupils
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Featured News

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 […]

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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Charlie Heads to AstraZeneca

Year 13 pupil Charlie RK has accepted an offer to complete a Degree Apprenticeship in Digital Technology Solutions with AstraZeneca, the global biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Cambridge, UK, from September. This highly competitive programme combines working and earning a full-time salary with a fully funded university degree. Charlie was initially attracted to the programme following […]

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