Lealands High School
Lealands is an 11-16 comprehensive on a pleasant site with large playing fields just inside the Luton boundary near to the open country of the Sundon Hills. The school’s catchment area serves the Sundon Park, Hockwell Ring and Toddington Road areas on the north-west outskirts of the town, and is successful in attracting out of catchment pupils.
The school is expanding and has 883 pupils on roll in this academic year. Approximately 27% of pupils are from ethnic minorities, predominantly of Irish and African-Caribbean extraction.
Pupil achievement has improved from 11-38% A*-C GCSE grades over the last six years and raising achievement continues to be a school priority.
There are 51 full-time and 3 part-time teaching staff and 28 full or part-time support staff.
All staff are involved in a Year System, led by five Heads of Year.
The Curriculum Areas are run by co-ordinators who are responsible for organising the subjects within KS3 and KS4 of the National Curriculum.
Lealands is committed to a policy of equal opportunities and professional development.
The school was built in three phases starting in the early 1960s, and has good facilities, including a large sports hall, gym and heated swimming pool. The two storey ‘L’ shaped teaching block is connected to a single storey Science and Technology area attached to a large Library and Dining Room.
There are three computer rooms, served by a new RM network and 486 workstations. The Technology Area has its own computer resources, and computer trolleys are available in most classrooms. Each curriculum area has its own video player. The School is currently refurbishing its Science Laboratories.
The school uses the SIMS packages, including Star, Profiles, Attendance, Key Stage Manager, Assessment Manager, LRM and timetabling modules.
The School is also part of the Chiltern Training Group SCITT consortium and mentors students from the Open University and De Montfort University.