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Leighton Park School

Thursday 9th April

The LP@Home communication will be emailed to you during the Easter break on Thursdays so please keep an eye on your inbox for our updates and messages.


For Parents


Guided Distance Learning Programme Feedback: Thank you to all our parents and guardians who recently completed the survey on our Guided Distance Learning Programme. Members of the Extended Leadership Team are analysing the feedback and developing our offer for the start of the Summer Term. We look forward to providing an update prior to the first day of term, Tuesday 21st April.


Start of Term: Please note that in a change to previously published advice, students will be returning on Tuesday 21st April into their Week 1 timetable.


Face Shields Initiative: Mark Smith, Head of DT, launched an amazing initiative last Friday to create 200 face shields in the School’s DT workshop to support NHS staff facing Covid-19 without adequate PPE. The growth of his idea has been phenomenal, involving a significant number of LP staff resident on the Park, and output has already exceeded 1,500! The full story is available on our website. If you have access to a laser cutter or would like to help with the distribution of completed face shields please email If you would like to make a donation to support the purchase of materials, please visit our GoFundMe page. Thank you for your support.


LP Donate: To support those in need during the coronavirus pandemic, we would like to deliver donations to our partner organisations. The items urgently needed by 9.00pm on Monday 13th April are food for Prospect Park Hospital, as well as Lego or K’nex and sweet Easter treats for children at the Foundry Pupil Referral Unit. If you would like to get involved, please find more information on donating here.


Year 11: Please find attached the letters shared with all parents of Year 11 students on Thursday 2nd April, Friday 3rd April and Wednesday 8th April.


Upper Sixth: Please find attached the letters shared with all parents of Upper Sixth students on Friday 3rd April and Wednesday 8th April.


LP@Home Get Creative: Parents of our younger students may wish to be aware that the two cultural experiences recommended to students in our Get Creative offering within LP@Home might require their oversight. Così Fan Tutte explores themes of war and infidelity, whilst the production of Jane Eyre covers oppression and gender discrimination with passion and emotional turbulence.


Grades and Reports: Reports for Year 11 and Upper Sixth and Grade Sheets for Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and Lower Sixth have been available on the Parent Portal since the end of term. If parents/guardians have any issues accessing the Portal please email Elaine Storey, Data Manager.


Summer Term Fees: A letter from the Chair of Governors, David Isherwood, was shared last week with all parents and guardians regarding the fees for the Summer Term. If you should have any queries, please contact Keith Eldridge, Bursar.


For Students


There are loads of activities with LP@Home to keep you entertained and engaged with the LP community whilst you’re at home. Check out what’s on offer:


Listen up! Special guest Alex Fox joins the gang in this week’s Park Podcast.(episode 5).


Get Creative: Raid your recycling box and have a go at the Rubber Band Car Challenge, merits are up for grabs! Or if vehicles aren’t your thing, check out Peter Scoggins’s video for inspiration on how to get started on your creative endeavours.


Get Culture: The National Theatre are making Jane Eyre available from 7.00pm tonight for one week. Watch the pre-show video from Peter Scoggins to get the most out of your Bronte experience. The Royal Opera House are premiering Così Fan Tutte tomorrow from 7.00pm, which Peter has summarised for those wanting a quick synopsis.


Competitions: Test your knowledge of the Park with Where’s Ollie? and devise the most creative meme to accompany this image of a former boarder’s pet tortoise! Still stuck on which book to pick up for the Book Stack Challenge? Watch Tom’s video recommendation for Fryer and for Years 9 to 11 or Chris Routh’s video recommendation for Sixth Form.


Co-Curricular programme: Sign up for virtual hobbies starting after Easter. You can do as many as you like! A new addition since our last LP@Home is charity group, Amicus.


STRIPES in Action: You may have heard that our DT workshop is making face shields for our fantastic frontline NHS staff at local hospitals and GP practices. You might like to know more about this incredible story.

We’re sending our Easter Greetings to care homes, hospitals and friends of Leighton Park, and would love you to join us in sharing hope and friendship with your neighbours. Get hold of your own downloadable LP Easter Card, personalise and post it!


Blast from the Past: So, you think it’s tough in lockdown?


Bearing Up: Paddington discovers the essence of Leighton Park spirit in his latest adventure with the LPDT dept.


Online Fitness: Try out precision jumping with Jez, in this first from his Parkour series.


LP Pets: What does Gizzy think now that Richard is ruling the roost?


Fun for Fryers: every day in the holidays!

Easter Egg Hunt. As it is Easter this weekend, the last clue will be shared on Friday 10th April, but the Hunt will remain available for any egg hunters to undertake until Thursday 16th April.

Creative Concepts

Writer’s Workshop


Daily Challenges


Congratulations to Stephanie Watt in Year 9 and Eva Mobley in Year 7 whose entries ‘A New Leaf’ and ‘Hey diddle-diddle’, have been selected for the next round of BBC Radio 2’s ‘500 Words’ competition. We’re routing for our wordsmiths who have been chosen from 135,000 entrants, down to 5,000!


Start of Term: Please note that in a change to previously published advice, students will be returning on Tuesday 21st April into their Week 1 timetable.


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