The Leys

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  • Full Boarding Fees


  • Qualifications

    GCSE'S & A Levels

  • Language

    English as an additional language

  • Boarding

    Full Boarding

  • Dietary Requirements

    Vegetarian, Vegan, Halal & Kosher options offered

  • Key Information

    The Leys in Cambridge’s only co-educational boarding and day school for pupils from 11 – 18 years old. The School has approximately 574 pupils and is big enough to offer a wide variety of opportunities but small enough for each pupil to be known individually. Approximately 70% of the pupils are boarders with the remaining 30% attending as day pupils, living locally. For pupils for whom, English is not their first language there is a dedicated EAL department.


    The Leys is set in grounds of 50 acres, on the outskirts of Cambridge, backing onto the River Cam. The nearest airport is London Stansted which is about 30 minutes away by car. Cambridge Station has fast train links into London, the journey takes 50 minutes.

    A day in the life of…..

    Boarders from across all 9 houses gather in the main dining hall for breakfast from 7.45am before joining the day pupils in classes at 8.35am. There are 6 lesson periods each day with 3 afternoons per week for sports activities and fixtures. Lunch starts at 12.25pm and pupils gather together to enjoy a choice of hot and cold dishes, freshly prepared daily on the premises.

    On Saturday evenings and Sundays there are a range of trips available so it really is like living in a ‘home from home’.
    Over 100 activities, clubs and societies take place every week and pupils can take part in these during the day and in the evenings, after supper and after supervised homework/study sessions.
    Each house offers recently refurbished bedrooms and dormitories along with purpose-designed Common rooms so that all year groups are able to mix and enjoy each other’s company.

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