From Year 7 upwards, we really want to see our pupils making the best of the learning opportunities presented to them, developing their existing talents and discovering new ones. Important organisational skills are developed as the pupils get used to being taught by separate subject specialists in different classrooms.


The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) is taught across Years 7, 8 and 9, which along with Years 10, 11 and Pre-IB, form the Seniors years, or 'second chapter' of the St Leonards journey.

Subjects studied in these years include English, Maths, French, Spanish, German, Latin, History, Geography, Drama, PE, Latin, Comparative Religion, Music, Art and ICT. Biology, Chemistry and Physics are taught as separate disciplines, as is Design.

In Years 8 and 9, all pupils choose two languages. This is part of the overall process of allowing pupils to make informed choices for their GCSEs, which they begin in Year 10. 

All year groups receive PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) and careers guidance via timetabled lessons.

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As they move into the Senior years, pupils have every opportunity to take part in a full range of co-curricular activities. For instance, St Leonards teams play regular competitive matches in sports including rugby, hockey and lacrosse. In addition, pupils can play in a multitude of musical bands and ensembles, sing in our school choirs, perform on stage in drama productions, and participate in their choice of clubs and activities, whether they are interested in debating, computer programming, running, Mandarin, creative writing or something else entirely!

Visit St Leonards

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Day Bus Service

St Leonards is pleased to offer a home to school day bus service for our families, with routes covering Fife, Tayside and Perthshire. More

Summer Schools

St Leonards offers Summer School Programmes specialising in English language tuition and multi-activities. Booking is now open for Summer 2023. More

Golf at St Leonards

St Leonards offers a leading six-tier Golf Programme, giving pupils every opportunity to grow their game in the home of golf, using top-of-the-range facilities and technology. More


Situated in the heart of St Andrews, St Leonards offers outstanding boarding education for 5-18 year old boys and girls, combining exceptional academic achievement with a friendly atmosphere. St Leonards students have the chance to learn, work and play in a unique seaside setting and to feed off the inspirational buzz that comes from being right in the heart of a renowned and cosmopolitan university town.

The School is a private company limited by guarantee and is registered in Edinburgh with registration number SC016693. The company's registered office address is St Leonards School, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9QJ. The School is also registered as a charity with OSCR. The charity registration number is SC010904.

The IB Diploma is widely recognised as being an ideal pre-university qualification. Find out more


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