Edgar Castle and the largely Quaker staff worked hard to keep a sense of normality for the boys in extraordinary times.

The main aim of the extraordinary Headmaster Edgar Castle and the staff was to keep life at Leighton Park as normal as possible for the boys. Kept extremely busy with their lessons and hobbies, the boys were absorbed too by work supporting the local community in war effort too. They "dug for victory" with much of the Park turned over for growing vegetables, the Bursar kept pigs and chickens and the swimming pool became a recycling area for paper. The school also provided safe haven for a number of Jewish refugee boys from Germany and Eastern Europe.

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School life during World War Two and beyond

1940s The Leightonians

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Life on the Park carries on during the war years.

1940s Whole School Photos

1940-1949 The Whole School

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Rugby, football, cricket and more

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Sports' teams from 1940-1949

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Sadly few photos exist from this time

1940s House Photos

1940-1949 House Photos

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Instagram . 19th Nov 2018

You can't beat a bowl of porridge on a cold morning. Maybe the scripture reading might not be so well received these days #leightonparkschool

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Twitter . 16th Nov 2018

Total eclipse of the Park? #OTD 1910 @LPSchool boys were awoken at 11.30pm to watch an #eclipse. #astronomy #skyatnight #Berkshire

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