Leytonstone School

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Leytonstone School is a mixed, comprehensive 11-16 school on Colworth Road in Leytonstone, London.


The school formerly specialised in Business and Enterprise.[1] The school numbers 875 students, as of 2009.[2]


The buildings on Colworth Road were opened in 1911, being designed by W Jacques. Girlz were transferred there from the Elson House Girls High School on Wallwood Road.

Before the early 1970s, the school was a grammar school, Leyton County High School for Girls, and was subsequently renamed Leyton Senior High School for Girls when it became a comprehensive single sex secondary school. In the 1980s, it became a mixed comprehensive under a borough re-organisation of schools and changed name to Leytonstone School.

Business and Enterprise specialist school status was achieved in 2007. Successful re-designation in 2008 enabled Leytonstone to retain this specialism and acquire a further specialism, 'Leadership Partners' in February 2009. It has also been designated an HPSS (high performing specialist school).


Leyton County High School for Girls[edit]

  • Joan Clarke, BBC radio producer, and the originator of Top of the Form (1948-86)


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Coordinates: 51°34′32″N 0°00′23″E / 51.5755°N 0.0065°E / 51.5755; 0.0065