At every level, St Leonards School exceeds expectations, providing a world of opportunity. Situated in the heart of St Andrews, St Leonards is a thriving co-ed school that offers outstanding day and boarding education from five to 18 years. ‘The primary years curriculum is amazing. Children are excited to go to school and return home brimming with ideas,’ according to Junior School parents. St Leonards Junior School has beautiful, new and refurbished classrooms, an energetic new Headmaster and a dynamic, refreshed and inspiring curriculum. An ambitious refurbishment programme ensures students live in modern, stylish comfort in a country house setting. Bedrooms have views of the sea beyond the playing fields and the surrounding medieval walls. A Senior School father says: ‘ Since my children moved to St Leonards they have grown in confidence and tell me they feel this is exactly where they belong.’ His children are switching from day to boarding. In the Sixth Form, where all students follow the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, parents praise the curriculum for deepening learning, offering wider subject options and enriching minds. The father of a former pupil now at university said his daughter ‘had been an average achiever until aged 15, but on moving to St Leonards she had blossomed and left school with an IB Diploma that gave her a head-start at university and was also highly valued by employers.’ For the second year running, St Leonards has been ranked by the Sunday Times as the Number 1 Independent School Sixth Form in Scotland for IB/A Level. In 2016, 86 per cent achieved the equivalent of A*/A/B at A Level. Indeed, 99 per cent of St Leonards applicants were offered their first or second choice at universities within Scotland, the wider UK and internationally. The school also has well-established links with its neighbour, the University of St Andrews, giving students further academic and enrichment opportunities.