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Community News

Our Community News brings together updates from all parts of our Leys community.

OLs Helping Refugees

8 August, 2022

Since the outbreak of war in Ukraine, Olessia Alexeeva Bean (Dale 1995-99) and Ania Morrison (Dale 1996-01) have been working tirelessly to help refugees escape to safety, including Olessia’s own mother. Ania describes how their humanitarian efforts began. “I had not seen Olessia for almost ten years – not since she stood witness at my […]

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The Anniversary of A Royal Visit

30 May, 2022

Today, 30 May 2021, is the 58th anniversary of a royal visit to The Leys, when the late Duke of Edinburgh flew in to mark the early days of the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Stan Whitehead, a member of the Common Room for 35 years and Deputy Head for 19 years, welcomed Prince Philip. Stanley […]

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Painting the Great Outdoors

28 February, 2022

Fifteen Leys pupils this weekend took part in the third annual Rowan art exhibition, following the theme of The Great Outdoors. Rowan are a Cambridge charity providing an arts centre and forest school for more than 80 adults with learning disabilities, and it was fantastic to be able to take part in this highlight of […]

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New Community Fund Awards made

12 January, 2022

We were delighted to create the Community Fund at The Leys in early 2021, providing grants to support local charities making Cambridge a brighter place to live for all its residents. After a pilot period, the Fund has launched this academic year and made over £30,000 of grants since September 2021. The Fund is broad […]

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Thank You

8 January, 2021

Thank you to all of our Supporters in 2020. We are delighted to say thank you to all donors who supported The Leys during 2020. It was a challenging year, but the amazing warmth and loyalty of our Leysian community was outstanding. 217 friends and supporters of The Leys gave a total of £472,000 to […]

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Lenten Appeal

1 April, 2020

Easter Eggs rolled in for this year’s Lenten Appeal, in aid of Cherry Hinton Food Hub and Abbey Food Hub. The School worked with the two community groups to help Cambridge residents in need over the Easter break. The Houses had collections of food and toiletries for Cherry Hinton Hub, while Easter Eggs were collected for Abbey […]

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Community Connection

The Community Fund at The Leys is an initiative between The Leys & St Faith’s Schools Foundation and Wesley’s Chapel & Leysian Mission.

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The culture of volunteering is thriving in the UK. When the world changed beyond recognition in 2020, many of us wanted to find a way to help in the community.

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Support The Leys

Making a gift to support the Leys, whether it is for our transformative bursary programme, The Gift of Education, or to contribute to any aspect of Leys life, could not be easier.

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