RT @kate_pilgrim: Love love love this! Years 7’s made this card for one of our teachers @Bigdazking @sl_academy @JToogood_TSLA @TrishDooley

RT @MrsBennett2: So proud of all 3 @sl_academy Badminton teams @Specsavers @SussexSchGames finals, but KS4 boys being crowned Sussex School…

RT @Hastingsinfocus: Great to be part of @CreativeCafes @CreativeCafeUK at @sl_academy this morning. Good to meet so many enthusiastic and…

RT @StuartBaillie2: Great to be part of @CreativeCafes @CreativeCafeUK at @sl_academy this morning. Great to meet so many enthusiastic and…

RT @zoonou: @CultureShiftCIC thanks for having us at the @CreativeCafes events at @sl_academy & @BexhillCollege. It’s been great talking to…

RT @Miss_lambSLA: Brilliant morning with @sl_academy year 9 in creative cafe. Great to see students talking to employers in the local area…

RT @ESColleges: We are looking forward to hosting many students from @sl_academy this week! https://t.co/5CiwpLwUqk

RT @MrsBennett2: A fabulous @YourSchoolGames Yr 7 netball tournament hosted @sl_academy for 8 schools. Wonderful atmosphere & super play, C…

RT @UOBAcademies: Interested in teaching? Find out about training in our #Hastings and #StLeonards based schools at the Get Into Teaching e…

RT @JoyFutureFirst: Was great to work with #alumni from @sl_academy last week at our World of Work day, a fab end to #NCW2019! https://t.co…

Pride Through Success
Welcome to the St Leonards Academy

It is with huge pride that I welcome you to The St Leonards Academy. We are an innovative school with dedicated and determined staff, united by our values. We have approximately 1450 students and have the highest expectations that each and every child will achieve personal and academic success. We also support every student to contribute actively and positively to the Academy and the community that we serve.

Students at our Academy experience a creative and dynamic approach to learning in all their lessons. In 2017 we secured our best ever GCSE results and were awarded recognition of 'exceptional results' by the SSAT. In February 2017, we were judged 'Good' by Ofsted and the inspection team recognised that we are on the journey to becoming outstanding.

I hope you find all the information you require on this website but please do contact us if you would like to know more or to arrange to visit us. If you would like to be kept up to date with developments at The St Leonards Academy then I recommend following us on twitter at @sl_academy

Latest News
Badminton Success - KS4 Boys Gold!close

Posted at: Mon, Mar 18, 2019 10:02 AM

Three St Leonards Academy teams qualified for the Sussex Schools Games Badminton finals held at the K2 in Crawley on Friday 15th March. The teams competed against winning schools from 8 other districts in Sussex.

Our KS3 boys performed really well, considering two of them were Year 7 students, and our number 1 boy remained unbeaten in his singles. They came 3rd in their group so just missed out on qualifying for the semi-finals.

The KS3 girls went one better and having won 2...

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A huge OLE! Flamenco Dancing at The St Leonards Academyclose

Posted at: Fri, Mar 15, 2019 2:51 PM


It has been a great pleasure to see our students thoroughly enjoying and becoming immersed in flamenco dancing, the heart and soul of Spain’s culture.

Since January, these students have been experiencing this culture by learning flamenco dancing in a workshop that is held every Thursday afternoon. This dance has not only widened their Spanish cultural knowledge, but has also boosted their motivation and self-confidence. They recently performed an amazing mini-show in an...

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Year 7 Study Skillsclose

Posted at: Fri, Mar 15, 2019 10:31 AM

Year 7 Study Skills

Thursday 14th March saw the whole of Year 7 participating in the launch of our Study Skills programme at The St Leonards Academy where we aim to teach our students how to study, revise, prepare and equip them with an understanding of how they learn best as individuals.  Students have learnt 3 revision methods and will be practising these methods in classwork and homework over the coming weeks.

Further information on the Study Skills programme can be found on...

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County Cross Country Finalsclose

Posted at: Tue, Mar 12, 2019 10:03 AM

County Cross Country Finals

We recently took eleven cross country runners over to Christ’s Hospital School in Horsham for the Sussex Schools Year 7 & 8 County Cross Country Finals. All state and private schools in the Sussex area were invited, and the competition was very strong. The St Leonards Academy athletes were selected based on the high level of athletics ability they had shown during cross country lessons, or their performance in the Hastings & Rother Schools Cross...

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Latest Information
Harry Potter trip - 20th March - Final detailsclose

Posted at: Mon, Mar 18, 2019 10:32 AM

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Inset Day - Friday 29th Marchclose

Posted at: Fri, Mar 8, 2019 2:35 PM

Friday 29th March is an Inset day.  The Academy will be closed to students on this day. Read More
Vice Principal appointmentclose

Posted at: Tue, Mar 5, 2019 10:30 AM

In May 2019, The St Leonards Academy is delighted to welcome Mr James Michie as Vice Principal. He joins our Academy after spending the last sixteen years teaching English and media studies in Buckinghamshire. As Head of English, James grew an exceptional team that continues to achieve outstanding results. Most recently, as Assistant Principal he applied the same drive and attention to detail to raise standards across the whole school. He is proud and excited to be joining our Academy...

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