About us

“The learners at Leighton College were full of passion and desire to share their ideas and many talents. It was wonderful to share space with such creative young people who supported each other to engage in the workshop with encouragement and respect. One of the most energetic online workshops we have held!” – Stella at Graeae Theatre Company, June 2021

What we do at Leighton College

We are a  SEND further education provision for young people with learning disabilities. We deliver two courses, the Personal Development course (two years) and the Employability course (one year).

Who is the college for?

Young people aged between 16-25 years from all London boroughs with mild to moderate learning disabilities. Leighton College is an appropriate provision for young people who may find it difficult to cope in a larger or mainstream environment.

We do always refer to Leighton as I have a soft spot for them! One of my young people attended and made such great progress. When I attended her annual review I was delighted at the transformation in her confidence and openness in engaging with me. I always love visiting as everyone seems so happy and welcoming.”  – Julie Bidgway, SENDIASS Manager, Camden Council, July 2021

How Leighton College works

Our courses build students confidence in communication, develop skills for independent living and prepare them for employment. Literacy and Numeracy is studied as a core subject and embedded throughout the curriculum which is strengths based and learner centred.  

Our courses include learning through a range of activities and topics such as cooking, creative arts, sport, digital skills, textile, current events.  Community learning is integral to the course students receive support to access public transport through travel training and learn about their local community and services.  

Leighton College Ofsted Report

Leighton College was rated as a GOOD SEN further education provider in March 2016. Read the full report here: Leighton Project Ofsted 2016