At St Leonards we are proud of our school’s pioneering educational heritage. We offer a unique and inspirational education, with a strong focus on preparing our pupils Ad Vitam, for life. Education at our school, from Years 1 to 13, is underpinned by the forward-looking, globally-recognised International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum, where pupils develop skills which equip them for the years ahead. Through the blend of our outstanding academic programme for learning and teaching, our wealth of sporting and co-curricular activities, and our passion for exceptional pastoral care, our boarding and day pupils ultimately complete their journey at St Leonards ready for success, at university, in the world of work, and beyond.

The International Baccalaureate curriculum is unparallelled. It is designed such that young people develop both their academic strengths and their weaknesses, work collaboratively, are forever inquisitive and develop a real sense of purpose in their lives. We are a vibrant, globally-minded community, a school that is forward-thinking and innovative, yet steeped in history and tradition. We are a school where pupils become lifelong learners, and make lifelong friendships.

As Head, I am delighted to lead St Leonards as it continues to flourish; my family and I recently moved from Charterhouse School in Surrey to St Andrews, and we are excited to be part of this incredibly special town.

The years ahead hold much opportunity, and as we all take the steps required to move through this global pandemic, and as St Leonards continues to thrive, our sense of community will remain our strength. I look forward to really getting to know our current community and families, and welcoming new pupils and parents in the coming weeks and months.

I extend to you the warmest of invitations to visit us, and to learn about life at St Leonards.

Mr Simon Brian MA

Head of St Leonards

Prior to his move to St Leonards, Mr Brian was Deputy Head (Academic) at Charterhouse School Surrey, and brings a wealth of educational leadership experience, from his first Deputy Headship at Cheltenham College, and from various posts at prestigious London day schools, namely Dulwich College and Highgate School. A graduate of the University of Edinburgh, Mr Brian is thrilled to return to Scotland, with his family, to continue to lead St Leonards from strength to strength.