About LAE

Head Master's Welcome

Jw crop 3I am struck, every time I walk through the corridors at LAE, by the high level of academic buzz and intellectual curiosity. Students and staff alike come in each day with a desire and intent to stretch themselves and share their fascination for their subjects. A love of learning for its own sake is at the heart of every lesson and, indeed, conversation. This ethos is key to preparing our sixth formers for life at university, where they will follow their academic passions to an even higher level.

Four years ago there were few opportunities for students in this area to take facilitating A levels and access top universities. LAE has quickly established itself as the place to do this; we have now consistently secured the best results in the borough and have sent over 300 of our sixth formers to Russell Group universities. If you want to secure a place on the most competitive university courses, then come to LAE. We are growing in popularity and are heavily oversubscribed, receiving more than 10 applications per place.

We have strong links with a number of independent schools. Traditionally, these schools have been the most successful at securing places for their students at Oxford, Cambridge and other Russell group universities. You won’t find these invaluable links at any other school. Coupled with our strong links with the universities themselves our provision is truly unique and second to none. I would urge you to read on to find out more about this ground breaking school.

John Weeks

Head Master