‘Leighton Park is a vibrant learning community based on Quaker values, where everyone is encouraged to imagine a better world.'
Leighton Park, a Quaker Recognised Body, has won ‘Senior School of the Year’ in the Independent Schools Association (ISA) Awards 2023. The ISA is the largest independent schools’ body in the UK. This success comes on the back of Leighton Park also being acknowledged as one of the country’s best independent schools in the prestigious TES Schools Awards 2023.
The co-ed school for girls and boys aged eleven to eighteen achieves the best academic progress among sixth-form leavers in Berkshire. Among the factors considered by the judges were the school’s emphasis on problem-based learning, its values-led education based on the school’s Quaker values, and the focus on nurturing future-ready leaders.
Matthew Judd, head of the school, said it was ‘a humbling and wonderful achievement’, and ‘a phenomenal recognition of all the hard work and dedication of our entire community, including our excellent staff and governors, talented students and supportive parents’.
Eme Dean-Lewis, chair of governors, said: ‘Leighton Park is a vibrant learning community based on Quaker values, where everyone is encouraged to imagine a better world. The school nurtures each student to reflect on who they are and what they want to achieve – helping each individual to distil their sense of purpose.’
The school is also a finalist for the ‘Excellence in Sustainability’ award. It won the ‘Green Senior School Award’ 2023 and was also a finalist in the Independent Schools of the Year Awards for environmental achievement.
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