Leiston is lucky to not only have a Primary school and a Secondary school, but also a private Boarding School and a College, as well as a Children’s Centre and a Nursery. See below for more information about the schools available or click on the schools below to head to their websites.
Children’s Centre and Nursery
Alpha Nurseries re-opened the Shining Stars nursery in December 2018. They provide a range of fun activities, resources, and experiences to meet children’s individual needs and interests. Children have the opportunity to explore the outdoor area all year round and take part in physical activity, being adventurous in safety. Shining Stars is conveniently situated next to Leiston Children Centre.
Leiston and Meadow Children’s Centre is open every weekday for children under five years of age and their families, offering a full range of friendly, accessible services and support including: information and advice, stay and play groups, infant massage, the 0-walk group for under ones and much more. Pop along to have a chat with staff and other parents.
Leiston Primary School is one of the founding schools behind Avocet Multi Academy Trust and welcomes children from reception to year 6. Leiston Primary School also home to Little Avocet’s which welcomes children of Nursery age.
Alde Valley Academy is part of the Waveney Valley Academies Trust, which aim to deliver the very best education and a nurturing learning environment. Where a culture of excellence and aspiration will enable and empower students to achieve to the highest levels, regardless of their social or economic background.
Private Boarding School
Leiston is also home to the famous private boarding school – Summerhill. Founded in 1921, it continues to be an influential model for progressive, democratic education around the world. Summerhill is probably the most famous alternative or ‘free’ school. The system that Summerhill employs is not only about education – it is also a different way of parenting which eliminates most of the friction and many of the problems experienced by modern families.
Suffolk New College on the Coast is linked with the Ipswich Suffolk New College which offers great vocational teaching in a specialist learning environment, helping provide young and old alike the chance to learn new skills, which will help them gain future employment or a place at university.
For more information on the these schools, why not head to their websites, simply click on the schools at the top of the page!