The campus - in the heart of St Andrews - is bounded by medieval walls which once marked the perimeter of the ancient town, providing our pupils with a safe and serene environment in which to learn. The Junior School is situated in its own section of the campus which incorporates a brand new, state-of-the-art building, completed as part of a £2.5m redevelopment. The Senior School is housed in a series of architecturally impressive buildings and modern additions, in close proximity to our welcoming boarding accommodation. Lush grass playing fields lie in the centre of the campus.
The grounds have been a place of education since the 16th century and today the campus boasts a number of buildings of historical significance. A prime example is Queen Mary's Library, a building that Mary Queen of Scots is said to have stayed in. Her bedroom is on display within what is now the well-stocked school library. The School playing fields and gardens are also steeped in history. In 1894 the famous golfer Old Tom Morris laid out a short golf course on the grounds, which was used until 1899. In addition, the Headmaster lives in the house that once belonged to Sir David Brewster, inventor of the kaleidoscope.Students at St Leonards are also blessed with views that may well be unrivalled by any school within the UK. On one side they can look out to St Andrews Bay and the North Sea beyond, whilst on the other they can look towards the majestic ruins of St Andrews Cathedral. Boarding pupils benefit from enhanced views of these aspects from their accommodation.