School Life

School Life

For years John and Amanda Leyden have become legends teaching Reading ‘Rithmetic and Rock ‘n Roll to young pupils at Headfort School, an enchanting 18th century Hogwarts-like boarding school in Ireland. The pace is hectic and the mood infectious as the eccentric couple work their magic in hilarious fashion on fertile young minds. But for pupil and teacher alike, there is poignancy in discovering that leaving is the hardest lesson to learn. 


Prix du Public / Audience Award, Visions Du Reél, Switzerland

Golden Gate Jury Award, San Francisco Film Festival

Best Feature Documentary, Docville, Belgium

Official Selections

IDFA 2016 World Premiere

Sundance 2017 North American Premiere

San Francisco Film Festival 2017

Hot Docs 2017

Visions du Reél 2017

Sydney Film Festival 2017

Dublin International Film Festival

Guth Gafa International Documentary Festival

Sheffield Doc Fest

Krakow Film Festival

AFI Festival



  • David Rane
  • tel: +353868118112