Waltham Forest, United Kingdom
About Leytonstone School
Leytonstone School is a mainstream, non-denominational, community secondary school for boys and girls aged 11-16. It is situated in Leytonstone, East London.
The school serves a truly multicultural community and it is proud of its diversity. Leytonstone School offers a broad curriculum for its 862 pupils, designed to extend its most able students and provide support to those who need it most. Emphasis is placed on the quality of pastoral care.
Leytonstone School features new facilities for science, technology, music, art and drama, while its main school building, which dates back to 1911, has been updated and refurbished. Formerly an all-girls school, it has been a mixed comprehensive since the 1980s.
Values and vision
Leytonstone School’s Pupil Parliament has created a set of clear values based on the acronym LISTEN. The students believe Learning is their right; every Individual is inspired to achieve; Success is what they strive for; they believe in Teamwork, Equality and Never give up.
“This is a good school. The headteacher has led the school’s overall improvements tenaciously. Leaders have improved the quality of teaching, learning and assessment so that it is good. Senior and middle leaders, together with governors share the headteacher’s ambition for even greater progress. Governors closely monitor and challenge leaders. Teachers know their subjects well. They make thorough use of assessment to plan challenging and interesting work for pupils. Pupils are courteous towards their peers and staff, and help to maintain a calm and well respected school environment. They are polite and engaging and a delight to talk with. Pupils make good progress in most subjects, including English, mathematics and science.”