RT @MrsWhite_TSLA: Time to say goodbye! Team Austen you are the best @sl_academy!! Keep being brilliant! #TeamAusten #pinkisthenewred https://t.co/UM0vA1bRj5

RT @MrsWhite_TSLA: Brilliant indoor street party today to mark the end of year for Austen School @sl_academy Have a fab summer #Austen https://t.co/PuWDxmPsVN

RT @MsJones_TSLA: Enjoy the well - earned summer break students and staff @sl_academy @hastingsacademy - let's hope the sun keeps shining!?

RT @GuytonColin: Thank you to all the staff @sl_academy for all your hard work this year. Enjoy your summer and today's BBQ! https://t.co/iWI9bFCml3

RT @MrGreenall_TSLA: I will miss being head of @Darwin_TSLA school @sl_academy Amazing 3 years. Amazing pupils. Just awesome. #teamdarwin https://t.co/7omHFalgvK

"Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence is the key to unlocking our potential" - Winston Churchill
"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower" - Steve Jobs
"If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude" - Colin Powell
"If you want to be respected by others, the great thing is to respect yourself. Only by that, only by self-respect will you compel others to respect you." - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
"Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence is the key to unlocking our potential" - Winston Churchill
"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower" - Steve Jobs
"If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude" - Colin Powell
"If you want to be respected by others, the great thing is to respect yourself. Only by that, only by self-respect will you compel others to respect you." - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Visit by Sufiya Ahmed

    On Wednesday 13th July, the author of ‘Secrets of the Henna Girl’, Sufiya Ahmed, came in to talk to our year 9 girls. They had a brilliant opportunity to discuss everything from Sufiya’s time in the House of Commons, to feminism, patriarchy and what it takes to write an award winning book...

    Published: Jul 21 2016
  • Mathematics Department

    Year 8 Mathematics We have moved from three bands to two.
    Year 7 Mathematics Please note that we will be testing all year 7s on arrival at the Academy in September.

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    Published: Jul 20 2016
  • Principal's Surgery

    On Wednesday 20th July, Principal Kay Tinsley will be running a ‘Principal Surgery’ from 9.00am to 12 noon, where you have an opportunity to make an appointment to discuss any issue or concern you may have. [read more]

    Published: Jul 14 2016
  • TSLA Reads – Y7 Author Visit with Dan Freedman

    Jul 12 2016

    Published: Jul 12 2016
  • End of Term

    Term will end on Friday 22nd July at 12.00pm

    Published: Jul 8 2016
  • Mike Thornton Games

    Jul 8 2016

    Published: Jul 8 2016
  • Nut Strike Information

    Jul 1 2016

    Published: Jul 1 2016
  • Town Sports hat-trick for The St Leonards Academy!

    Jun 28 2016

    Published: Jun 28 2016
  • Parents' Voice

    The next Parents’ Voice meeting is on Thursday 23rd June, 6.00 - 7.00pm, All welcome. Parents' Voice is an opportunity for parents of students to meet with representative staff from the Academy's senior leadership team to discuss those issues pertinent to parents.

    Published: Jun 22 2016

Welcome to the St Leonards Academy

Kay Tinsley

Principal

I am enormously proud to be the principal of The St Leonards Academy. We are a modern and innovative school with dedicated and determined staff, united by our values. We have approximately 1350 students and have the highest expectations of each and every child.

With an uncompromising commitment to maximising the potential and talent of the students of St Leonards, we work closely with parents, staff and students to ensure their successful futures and the best possible academic outcomes from outstanding courses and, crucially, the experiences and guidance that will help them become respectful, determined, and innovative young people. They have quality pastoral care through our 'schools' system that ensures that every child is known and that in everything we do, excellence is standard.

Students at our Academy experience an innovative and dynamic approach to learning in all their lessons. Last year we achieved our best ever GCSE results and we are expecting even better results from our outstanding Year 11 students this year. We continue to be the school of choice in the town, heavily oversubscribed, with 300 children starting with us in the autumn.

In May 2012, we were judged good by Ofsted following a two-day inspection. We are the only school in the town judged good in all four categories and 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.