Referrals: 0800 0246 985
Enquiries:  020 3823 3030
Referrals: 0800 0246 985
Enquiries:  020 3823 3030

Leaways School ~ Head Teacher: Richard Gadd
Theydon Road, Clapton, London, E5 9NZ
020 8815 4030

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2nd Place for Leaways School


Congratulations to Jermaine Thompson for his fantastic art piece which was awarded 2nd place in the Kedleston Art Competition!

What a brilliant use of colours and textures. Looks like you had a fun day at the awards too.....


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Leaways London Primary Area Open Morning



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At our Leaways School London we are proud to announce the recent completion of our primary area to support those in Key Stage 2. We now have 3 new and well-resourced classrooms. Children and young people are able to access a personalised curriculum built around key skills, special interests and nurturing their social, moral, spiritual and cultural development.

Why not join us for the Open Morning this Thursday 29th November 2018 from 9:00am - 11:00am.

For further info, to confirm your attendance or arrange a separate visit then contact Charlene on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 020 8815 4030.


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Exam success for Leaways School


Pupils at our specialist school in London have been celebrating their recent exam results.

The pupils, from Leaways School London, achieved qualifications including Functional Skills and GCSEs in subjects including Maths and English. 100% of leavers will go on to further education, employment or training. Some students at the school achieved more than five formal qualifications each.

Leaways, a day school in Clapton, Hackney, provides education and care for children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties and also has a specialist unit supporting children with an autism spectrum condition.

Across the school students undertook a range of qualifications including history, maths and English and each student has left with at least a formal qualification in both mathematics and English.

Head Teacher Richard Gadd said: "At Leaways we support young people who have struggled to achieve in mainstream settings as they were unable to meet their individual learning needs. Many of those young people have experienced disrupted educational careers as a result.

“For these children, sitting any sort of formal examination or working towards a qualification can be a challenge. However, we’re extremely proud to say these are challenges they have risen to again this year which has seen them all achieve college, training or work placements.

“These achievements and qualifications will give the young people a solid foundation to build their futures. They have all done extremely well.”

The school is part of the Kedleston Group which has a range of residential and day schools across the UK. Across the company’s seven secondary schools, pupils achieved a range of qualifications with hundreds of achievements recorded for students across more than 90 different qualifications on offer.

To find out more visit, call 0800 0246 985 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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SES Programme at Leaways London



Securing Education and School (SES) is the schools induction and mentoring programme. Developed specifically to support and re-engage young people back in to school and education. Many of the young people Leaways come in to contact with have been out of school and disengaged for some time. The school delivers a mixture of both on and off site sessions in a safe environment familiar to the young person.

These sessions combine mentoring, project work and lessons alongside a programme of social skills and interaction which allows young people to feel confident in returning to school. The school is proud of the success it has had, working in partnership, to reintegrate the most complex and vulnerable young people back in to learning and full time education.

Following on from the SES programme the school implements its readiness for learning group. The staff at Leaways School understand that many of the prospective students may have had difficult past experiences of school. The school offers this learning group as a nurturing and gradual introduction in to the school.

There is increased support and highly individualised timetables which help develop academic progress from an early stage but fundamentally helps ease the anxieties of starting somewhere new.



WOW Day Successful Feedback!



Yesterday sounds like it was a very successful day for those participating in the World of Work Day at Leaways School.

General feedback from the staff team was that it was an interesting and fun day.

One of the students has decided she wants to join the Fire Cadets and is thinking about a career in the Fire Service. She realised that she can get the qualifications she needs to apply for the Fire service.

Other students made delicious fruit punch and snacks at Andina Peruvian restaurant for paying customers.

They also had fun building towers at the BT Tower so they could think about skills needed in engineering and working as a team.

While others enjoyed learning more about the different types of jobs at a busy train station and the routes into those careers.

Sounds like it was very beneficial and thought provoking for all of the students, which is exactly the desired outcome - great!


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New Primary Unit at Leaways London


At our Leaways School, London we are proud to announce the completion of our primary unit. We now have 3 new and well-resourced classrooms for Key Stage 2.

Young people are able to access a personalised curriculum built around key skills, special interests and nurturing their social, moral, spiritual and cultural development.

Our trained and experienced staff are dedicated in identifying and focusing on children’s positive attributes. This approach helps children to change the negative narrative many of them arrive with.

Moreover, it’s linked to an important learning objective - “We are learning to rewrite our story”



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WOW today at Leaways School, London



Today the secondary school students at Leaways are taking part in a World of Work Day – WOW!

They will be attending a variety of different work placements including a busy Peruvian restaurant, the BT Tower, Shoreditch Fire Station and with Virgin Trains.

Work experience provides our young people with the opportunity to learn more about their own abilities, including their strengths and possible gaps in their knowledge. It also lets them have a closer look into the world of work and help decide what potential sector they may like to work in when they leave school. Other skills developed include self-confidence, interpersonal and presentation skills, which are all essential to employment.

Kedleston prides itself on giving young people a wealth of skills and experiences in order to best equip themselves for adulthood and a life that is meaningful to them.

Good Luck to all of the students involved today!


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