Welcome to Langley Park School for Boys
I am extremely proud to welcome you as Headteacher of Langley Park School for Boys. We are a school which has a great tradition of turning out confident, articulate, intelligent and adaptable young people and our aim is to continue to raise standards even further in the future. Our GCSE results are excellent with 82% of the boys achieving the national benchmark of 5 or more A*-C passes including English and Maths this year. Our large co-educational Sixth Form is also exceptional and our A level pass rate is very high with almost 60% of students achieving the highest grades of A*-B. Over 75% of our Sixth Form students took up university places this summer and many of these were with prestigious Russell Group universities.
However, Langley Park School for Boys will always be about much more than just the academic, and we believe very strongly in educating the ‘whole child’.
We continue to thrive and enjoy enormous success in sport with rugby, hockey, cricket and athletics teams all reaching local and national finals in recent years.
We also have exceptional talent in the Performing Arts, and both our music and drama departments put on a wide variety of musical and theatrical performances every year, taking full advantage of our modern fully equipped theatre.
All of our students also get the opportunity to take part in numerous outdoor education activities with Borrowdale Camp in the Lake District, and the Dover Camp residential visits being an annual feature of the school calendar.
All of these wonderful opportunities are presented in a fantastic modern new building by a team of exceptionally talented and dedicated teachers and support staff, who like our students are always prepared to ‘go the extra mile.’
I look forward to meeting you when you visit the school, and I wish your sons and daughters every success and happiness in their time with us.
Thank you for your interest in Langley Park School for Boys Co-Educational Sixth Form.
Our Sixth Form has a strong tradition of academic success and pastoral care. In 2016, our students again achieved outstanding A Level results, with 82% of grades at A* – C, 57% at A* - B and 25% A* - A making us the highest achieving comprehensive school Sixth Form in the borough in all league table measures. Our Sixth Form is a vibrant, happy, and purposeful environment where students are encouraged and supported to flourish in all that they do, both in the classroom and beyond.
We work closely with students to support them at this crucial time in their education, providing guidance, support and advice. Each student has a Sixth Form Tutor who takes care of their pastoral wellbeing, along with Subject Teachers who work closely with them to ensure they achieve their potential. We take pride in the friendly, warm and welcoming culture in the Sixth Form, where every student is valued for the unique contribution they can make to our community.
We offer students outstanding facilities in our new, state of the art, £38 million buildings which were officially opened by HRH Prince Edward in 2014. The school was designed with the Sixth Form at its heart, with four Independent Learning Areas for Sixth Form students, a Sixth Form Study Centre, Cafeteria and a Library. We also have a 500 seat West-End standard Performance Hall, Sports Centre, ICT suites, Photography dark room, recording studios and many other facilities to enhance students’ learning.
Students have the opportunity to study a wide range of courses and enjoy outstanding learning experiences. There is a strong partnership between staff and students in the Sixth Form and lessons are characterised by a happy and purposeful environment. Our regular Assessment Weeks and Progress Review Meetings ensure that students’ progress is monitored closely. Students are also given Progress Flight Paths to encourage them to take ownership of their own learning and progress. Independent Study is promoted from the start of the A Level course through our Bridging Units which support students as they make the transition from GCSE to A Level.
We run a successful UCAS programme each year with tailored guidance for our students, including a UCAS Day with Personal Statement Workshop and a UCAS Information Evening for parents. Over 80% of our students go on to university each year, with 30% of these securing places at Russell Group universities - the most prestigious in the country. We currently have LPSB Sixth Form alumni studying at Oxford, Cambridge, Yale, Imperial College London and many other institutions both in this country and overseas. For our students who wish to apply to the top universities, we run CORGI – our Cambridge, Oxford and Russell Group Initiative. This is an exciting programme which begins in Year 12 to inspire and motivate our most academically gifted students.
Students in our Sixth Form enjoy many privileges and are regarded as young adults. We encourage them to take part in our Sixth Form Council, liaising with members of the Leadership Group about key issues. We have a strong team of 100 Senior Prefects who take the lead at key school events, developing their organisational, personal and leadership skills. We also have a School Captain and four Vice Captains who support our Sixth Form team, lead key charity fundraising events and represent the school.
The Sixth Form is an exciting, dynamic and happy community where our young people thrive and go on to great success. We hope you will choose to join us.
Our half-termly Sixth Form Assessment Weeks give us the opportunity to regularly assess students’ progress and to provide additional support where necessary. Students are provided with copies of their ‘Flight Paths’ which track their progress against their Minimum Target Grades. We also run regular Progress Review Meetings with students to set targets and monitor achievement; these are conducted by the Tutor, Head of Year and Director of Sixth Form
We offer students independent careers advice and guidance through a range of sources such as one-to-one interviews, careers workshops and visits to careers fairs. Our careers advisers are also available for consultation during Parents’ Meetings. Tutors are also on hand to provide students with advice about next steps. The careers section of our Library is well-stocked to support students in their research.
There is a comprehensive guidance programme throughout Year 12 and 13 to prepare students who wish to apply to university. Our tutorial programme encourages students to complete extensive research into university courses and their entry requirements. We run an intensive UCAS Day with a Personal Statement Workshop and hold a UCAS Information Evening for parents, when an Admissions Tutor delivers a presentation about the university application process.
We have a full-time counsellor in school who works closely with Sixth Form students to support them if they have emotional or pastoral difficulties. We also have visits from local healthcare professionals who provide advice and guidance to Sixth Form students.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Langley Park School for Boys directly.