Leyton Sixth Form College

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Leyton Sixth Form College
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Essex Road

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Coordinates51°34′34″N 0°00′09″W / 51.5760°N 0.0026°W / 51.5760; -0.0026Coordinates: 51°34′34″N 0°00′09″W / 51.5760°N 0.0026°W / 51.5760; -0.0026
TypeSixth form college
MottoSuccess at a Caring College[citation needed]
Religious affiliation(s)Mixed
Local authorityGreater London LSC & Waltham Forest LEA
Department for Education URN130457 Tables
PrincipalDoctor Kevin Watson
Colour(s)White & Blue

Leyton Sixth Form College is a public college located in the London Borough of Waltham Forest.

This college is the second sixth form college in Southern England to reach a licence, and from 2011, it has been the only college in London to acquire their own operating warrant for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award project.[1] [2]

The college has achieved the Investors in People Gold Award, one of the most prestigious honors that is obtained by 1% of United Kingdom’s corporations.[3][4]

In April 2013, when Leyton Sixth Form College won the British Colleges Sport’s annual award, it was nominated to be the best college in London for sport.[5]

Courses and specialisms[edit]

The college offers a wide mix of academic and vocational full-time courses, containing more than 35 A level subjects, 15 BTEC subjects, some International GCSE subjects, GNVQ subjects and ESOL programmes. Yearly course analyses are extensive and burdensome.
The college has formal partnerships with Imperial College London, Queen Mary University of London and the University of Westminster.


All the employees are committed to parity of occasion.[clarification needed] Executives and educators are thoughtful to the cultural needs of students.[clarification needed] The chemistry security policy recognises the head casing worn by many female Muslim students.[clarification needed][6]

The college holds more than 2100 full-time students. The largest groups of students are British South Asians and Black British. Others include British Arabs and Eastern Europeans. A lot of students are Muslims, in fact, Leyton Sixth Form College serves one of the Great Britain's biggest Islamic society of College.


The main campus on Essex Road.

Leyton County High School for Boys[edit]

Leyton County High School for Boys was formed in 1916 by amalgamation of Leyton and Leytonstone high schools. The school occupied temporary premises at Connaught Road until 1929, when it moved to new buildings in Essex Road.[7] The opening was performed by the Prince of Wales.[8] It was a selective grammar school for boys aged 11 to 18. The analogue of this school was the Leyton County High School for Girls on Colworth Road. Head Master for the school in the 1940-1949 period was Dr Couch, a cousin of Dr Quiller-Couch. He presided over the school while it housed first-year pupils at Ruckholt Road annex, a building partly damaged in the World War 2 air raids on the nearby Temple Mills marshalling yard. The site is now a car sales outlet. No doubt there was an influx of pupils at the end of the war that could not be accommodated in other Grammar Schools that had been damaged in that area of South West Essex.

Sixth form college[edit]

In 1968, Waltham Forest adopted the comprehensive system and in its new guise it catered for mixed-ability 14- to 18-year-old boys as Leyton Senior High School for Boys before a re-organisation in 1985 led a change of role as a co-educational sixth form college.

Building Programme[edit]

The Meridian House, which represents two of the Greenwich meridian instruments.

The college's forty million pounds building project has been finished. The new theatre has become the venue for drama and musical performances. The college's purpose built Television studio has been established.
The street that now links all institution buildings has put on events as varied as a World Food Day
and the annual Higher Education fair taking place in it.[9]

A new gymnasium, fitness suite, locker rooms and ablution areas for Muslims staffs and learners, have seen a large rise in student and staff participation in sport as well as providing facilities for local schools and especially for Muslims, where either males and females can pray Jumu'ah.[10]

The final stage of the scheme was a spacious extension to the existing Meridian House, and the complete refurbishment of the original college building. The Prime Meridian passes through this, which is Hooke’s 10-foot Mural Quadrant.[11]
The enlargement now accommodates the Business and Travel departments as well as providing extraordinary new infrastructures for Art and Design.
The reconstructing building has provided an egregious[clarification needed] new library and an extensive drop-in computer centre, named the Hub and rebuilt Maths and science sectors.

Former notable teachers[edit]



  1. ^ http://www.londoncolleges.com/en/College_news/index.cfm/id/7DBC44E7-C8FD-4A07-9D86D9FB90B43525
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-08-26. Retrieved 2014-08-22.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ http://www.londoncolleges.com/en/College_news/index.cfm/id/FE53E175-A861-42D5-B0755ADEFD3AFF42
  4. ^ http://www.londoncolleges.com/en/College_news/index.cfm/id/4798C252-029C-49A0-99E4D9E781A892FA
  5. ^ http://www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/wfnews/10375233.College_named_best_in_London_for_sport/
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-09-13. Retrieved 2014-09-12.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ A History of the County of Essex: Volume 6 (1973), pp. 233-240. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=42774
  8. ^ http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.asp?DocID=87907
  9. ^ http://www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/4572283.LEYTON__College_given___32m_for_major_rebuilding_project/
  10. ^ https://www.neardesk.com/locations/details/22
  11. ^ http://www.thegreenwichmeridian.org/tgm/location.php?i_latitude=51.575636&i_type=&i_set_name=2013_08_08

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