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Virtual Open Days

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You're invited to see us in action

Thursday 8 October 2020, 4 - 5.30pm 
Tuesday 13 October 2020, 4 - 5.30pm

Student voice

Our Head Girl and Head Boy introduce the academy

Head Girl and Head Boy at St Leonards Academy

Catalina and Amin talk about life at St Leonards and invite you to see it for yourself.

Our approach

Be inspired by our curriculum, C360


Our innovative curriculum is about much more than classroom learning.

Building future careers

A comprehensive careers programme for students


From Year 7 to Year 11, we offer careers education, information, advice and guidance

Develop your career

Train to teach with us

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Our School Direct training route leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and you’ll benefit from a tailored training programme, with personalised support from highly experienced teachers and tutors.

News and announcements

Free schools meals and self-isolation

In order to support families in receipt of free school meals that are required to self-isolate for 14 days in the case of either a positive Covid test or have been advised to isolate due to contact with a confirmed case we are offering food hampers in place of the normal FSM allocation. The attached flyer explains the content of the weekly box. If this applies at any point to your child then please email with your child's name and we will respond with the arrangements for collecting the hamper. 

Supporting children to have a nutritious meal during isolation

Isolation dish recommendation

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Test and trace

Dear Parent, we would like to direct your attention to latest letter re Test and Trace from 

Professor Viv Bennett  CBE 

Chief Nurse and Director Maternity and Early Years Public Health England.

Dr Susan Hopkins 

Interim Chief Medical Officer for NHS Test & Trace and Deputy Director Public Health England

We have also added a handy COVID-19 Quick Reference Guide for Parents should you be unsure whether to send your child to school. It covers a variety of scenario's that we have been asked about in recent days.

Test and Trace letter

Covid Reference Guide for Parents

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Academy timings

Dear Parent/Carer,

We are reviewing our systems and procedures daily to ensure the safety of all of our community. Please note the changes to the entrance and exit points for some year groups and the break time inside and outside areas for each year group. 

We would like to thank the parents who have contacted us to discuss concerns they have and hope that the changes we have made in response to these queries are the ones that will work!

Please remember that we are all new to this way of working and as a leadership team we are doing our very best to get it right. We are so appreciative of the support we have received from many parents so far and we remain committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of the TSLA community.

Timings of the School Day


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Returning to school

Update: 2nd September

We have taken time as a senior leadership team today to review the drop-off and entrance locations for each year group. An updated version of the Map and the First Day Back Timings are on the website (version 2).

The drop-off plan is in place to avoid any unnecessary mixing of year group bubbles. However, we appreciate that many households will have mixed year groups within them.

Therefore, if you are dropping off a year 7 at the top roundabout and you also have a year 10 student (for example) then they can of course exit the car at the same point. However, it is imperative that both students enter the building via the correct point as shown on the map.

I hope that this clarifies the situation.




Please find the following documents relating to your child's return to the St Leonard's Academy in the week commencing 7th September;

  • Parent and Student Letter.
  • Timings of the school day - September 2020 which includes information about specific entry and exit points for each year group.
  • Map of the School - which shows the new one-way system in place.

We look forward to welcoming our students back after this long period of uncertainty. Each year group will spend a day in the building with their new tutor and tutor group settling into the new structure and becoming familiar with the changes that have been made to their day and the site. We hope that this eases their transition back into school.

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COVID-19 Risk Assessments - Keeping our pupils and staff safe

As a Multi-Academy Trust, we have used government guidance to form the basis of all our planning and decision making throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to help minimise the risk to our pupils and staff across our 15 academies.

Together we have identified the risks specific to each academy and have updated our COVID-19 Risk Assessment appropriately. For transparency, the following Risk Assessment provides you with the opportunity to view this academy's latest risk assessment that we will be following when our academies fully reopen in September.

As we are all aware, guidance and restrictions are regularly changing, and the impact of those changes may not be reflected in the document while it is going through amendment and review.

Your child’s safety is important to us, as is that of our staff. Please do not send your child into school if they are feeling unwell. If your child develops COVID-19 symptoms in school, they will be isolated and should be tested for the virus as soon as possible. Any siblings will also be sent home as a precautionary measure.

For the latest government advice for parents, please visit the government website.

We want to thank you for your support and understanding as we continue to work towards a safe return and getting “back to school”.

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