The Leys and Saffron Walden County High School

The Leys and Saffron Walden County High School



Name: Chloe

Secondary school: SWCHS 2011-2014 and The Leys 2014-2016

University destination:   Warwick University: Art History and Film & TV Studies

Cambridge University: Building History


  1. What is your first memory starting your school?

Meeting a girl in my year who asked if I remembered meeting her outside of school.


  1. What is your best memory from your school?

There are too many good memories!


  1. What is one thing you would like to change about your school?

I’m not sure, I loved them both so much.


  1. Any fancy traditions?

At the Leys there was a Speech Day Ceremony (like a graduation) and you would go to Chapel every Friday.


  1. How was the academic support?



  1. Is your school a religious school?

No, but there was a chapel at the Leys.


  1. What was your favourite co-curricular achievement while at your school?

Theatre Studies.


  1. How much emphasis is placed on Oxbridge as a university destination?

You are made aware that you can receive the necessary support.


  1. Do you keep in touch with the school, now you have left?



  1. Did you ever have a detention at your school?

Once at SWCHS and once at the Leys.


  1. What are the pastoral support options?

You have a senior tutor for your year group and a tutor for the house or form you are assigned to.


  1. Bonus: If you had to summarise your school in 3 words, what would they be?

              Warm, eclectic and supportive.