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