Leyton Sixth Form College
|Motto||Success at a Caring College|
|Type||Sixth form college|
|Principal||Mr Kevin Watson|
|Local authority||Greater London LSC (although in Waltham Forest LEA)|
|DfE URN||130457 Tables|
The school holds 1950 students. The college is situated close to the Greenwich Meridian, about 300 metres south of the A104, and west of the Whipps Cross University Hospital. The school offers 33 A-Level subjects, and, as of 2008, 99% of the students passed their A-Levels. The school has formal partnerships with Queen Mary, University of London and the University of Westminster.
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. The opening was performed by the Prince of Wales. 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.
Sixth form college
In 1968, Waltham Forest adopted of the comprehensive system and in its new guise it catered for mixed-ability 14-18 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.
Students starting at Leyton Sixth Form College in September 2011 will be amongst the first students to see the results of a £40M major capital project and to benefit from some wonderful new resources.
The students will be able to take advantage of the brand new purpose-built 120-seat theatre, dance studio, music studios, even a professional TV studio! If the students are taking computing or a humanities subject, their lessons will be in the bright, modern classrooms of Howarth House. The new sports hall and fitness centre will be home to a wide range of activities, which go on every day and evening.
- David Flaxen, Director of Statistics from 1989-96 at the Department of Transport (taught in 1963)
- Sir William Emrys Williams, Editor in Chief from 1935-65 of Penguin Books (taught English in the 1920s)
- Phil Woosnam, footballer for West Ham (taught Physics in the late 1950s)
Leyton County High School for Boys
- Sir George Bolton, Chairman from 1957-70 of the Bank of London and South America
- Alan Booth, travel writer
- Prof Sir Giles Brindley, Professor of Physiology in the University of London at the Institute of Psychiatry from 1968–91
- Prof Bernard Corry, economist at Queen Mary College
- Prof Robert Gibson, Professor of French from 1965-94 at the University of Kent at Canterbury
- Prof Laurance Hall, Herchel Smith Professor of Medicinal Chemistry from 1985-2004 at the University of Cambridge, who worked on early NMR spectroscopy
- Steve Harris of Iron Maiden
- Frank Hawkins, Chairman from 1959-73 of International Tea Co. Stores
- Sir Derek Jacobi CBE, actor
- Prof Ralph Kekwick, Professor of Biophysics from 1966-71 at The Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine (part of London University), who pioneered blood plasma fractionation
- John Lill CBE, pianist
- Philip Burton Moon, Poynting Professor of Physics in the University of Birmingham from 1950–74, part of the Manhattan Project
- Frank Muir, broadcaster
- Zulfiqar Hussain, Chairman of Raeburn Energy Limited.
- Jonathan Ross, former BBC presenter
- Paul Ross, radio presenter
- Eric Shilling, bass-baritone
- Sir Philip Wilkinson, Chief Executive from 1983-7 of NatWest
- Peter Winch, philosopher
- Nick Logan, former editor NME, founder editor Smash Hits, editor/publisher The Face, Arena, Arena Homme Plus
- Bobby Crush entertainer
- A History of the County of Essex: Volume 6 (1973), pp. 233-240. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=42774
- "New buildings provides a brighter future - Leyton Sixth Form College carry out major rebuilding project". UK Construction magazine. 13 october 2011.