School Data

Gender Mixed
Age 11 - 18
Type Boarding Day School
Size 568 Pupils
Bursaries Available

Scholarships are available in Academic, STEM, Music, Drama, Choral, Sport and Art and are pupils joining in Years 9 and 12 may apply. Year 7 candidates will be invited to apply based on entry test results and reports.

Headteacher - Mr Martin Priestley

Open Days & Events

Open Mornings are held each term in October, February and April.
Prospective pupils and their families will have the opportunity to see the school during a standard working day, view boarding houses and meet staff and fellow pupils. Places are limited so should be booked online.

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Bursaries & Scholarships

Bursaries are means-tested and are offered at the discretion of the Finance

Contact Details

The Leys School

Trumpington Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 7AD

The Leys School

Trumpington Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 7AD

Located in the heart of the historic university city of Cambridge, The Leys is the city’s only co-educational boarding and day school. The School’s unique location means pupils have a huge range of enrichment opportunities on their doorstep, be they academic, sporting or cultural.

Heads Welcome

The Leys is more than just a school. It is a close-knit, engaged, friendly community in which pastoral care is seen as our top priority. We see ourselves as a big, small school: big enough to offer a huge range of opportunities, but small enough that we are able to get to know individuals, with all their individual strengths and unique characters.


There are three corner-stones to life at The Leys; academic, pastoral and the wider-curriculum.  All three play a major part in the lives of our pupils, which are full of challenges, choices and opportunities for growth. Founded in 1875 the School blends traditional values  – courtesy, tolerance, respect and decency – with a forward-thinking approach to each child’s education.

Academic results are excellent and the varied curriculum provides and tailored education suited to each child’s needs and aspirations.

Pastoral care lies at the very heart of the Leysian community and everyone from the youngest member of the school to the oldest serving member of staff has their part to play in ensuring every pupil develops at their own pace whilst nurturing those abilities which carry them forward in life.

Sport at The Leys is an integral part of everyday life with many competitive and recreational opportunities to enjoy. From rugby to rowing, dancing to water-polo, there is something to complement everyone’s academic and non-academic interests. In addition to the outstanding facilities for sport, there are over 100 wider-curricular activities every week meaning Leys pupils lead enriching, purposeful and busy lives.

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