Big in ambition yet small enough for every pupil to be known by name, St Leonards is a forward-looking co-educational boarding and day school for pupils aged five to 18. All pupils follow the globally-recognised International Baccalaureate curriculum, praised by
students, parents, and admissions officers for its focus
on deepening learning, offering wider subject options,
and enriching minds. In Years 1-6, pupils follow the
Primary Years Programme (PYP), before progressing to the Middle Years Programme (MYP). In the Sixth Form, students choose either the Career-related Programme (CP) or Diploma Programme (DP). This coherent approach to inquiry-based teaching and conceptbased learning helps pupils to become critical thinkers and independent learners, ensuring that year-onyear leavers secure places at top UK and international universities, including Oxford, University College London, Glasgow, Durham and St Andrews. Academic
results are excellent, with an average of 36 points in the IB Diploma in 2022, and two perfect scores of 45 points.
The curriculum is complemented, indeed completed, by a thriving programme of activities, equipping pupils with the skills and interests to succeed in today’s ever
changing world. With over 50 activities offered, there is
something for everyone – be that a cappella, creative writing, dance, debating, coding, hockey, rugby or yoga.
St Leonards is situated in the heart of St Andrews, allowing pupils to be immersed in the vibrant social, cultural, academic, and sporting life of the town. Pupils enjoy access to the university’s exceptional facilities and minds, be that strength and conditioning sessions at the gym, study spaces in the library, or the programme of lectures and workshops enjoyed by undergraduates and residents alike. Pupils also
benefit from an established
Outdoor Education programme which features beekeeping, bushcraft, gardening, Beach School and more.
A leading six-tier Golf Programme is delivered in partnership with the St Andrews Links, catering for every stage of golfer, from the complete beginner to the elite player. Those enrolled on the Golf Programme enjoy unrivalled access to state-ofthe-art tracking technology and training facilities, expert instruction, and access to St Andrews’ seven Links courses.
Full, flexi, and weekly boarding is available from age 10, while day buses run
throughout Fife, Tayside and Perthshire. The boarding houses are stylish and spacious, having undergone an extensive £5 million programme of redevelopment. Bedrooms
are comfortable, stylish and equipped for boarding today, with many benefitting from stunning sea views towards St Andrews Bay, and across the school playing fields to the
countryside beyond. Family is at the heart of the houses: weekends and evenings are
filled with fun and friendship, ice creams from the local gelateria, beach walks, baking, craft activities, time spent toasting marshmallows over the fire pit under the stars,
and cosmopolitan trips ‘up town’.
Globally-minded yet with a focus on each and every child, St Leonards is a big-small school that truly prepares pupils, Ad Vitam, for life.
Prospective families are warmly invited to see St Leonards in action at their Whole School Open Day on Saturday, 1 October. For more information, please contact Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 01334 472 126, www.stleonards-fife.org