I am delighted to have been confirmed as the permanent Principal of the St Leonards Academy in January 2022. It is a delight to return as I was Principal in 2016. This is an amazing and unique school and I am excited about the future for the Academy.

There is so much to be proud of at St Leonards. 

  • A well planned and inclusive curriculum. 
  • A focus on excellence in the classroom 
  • New strong pastoral systems with a non -teaching head of year and dedicated student support worker for each year group 
  • A strong reading strategy using accelerated reader  
  • Excellent support for student mental health and wellbeing. With trained professional onsite. 
  • Excellent SEN support and our unique LEA facility that caters for a range of needs. 
  • Access to great extra- curricular clubs, sport, trips and experiences. 
  • Strong safeguarding systems given the highest grading in a recent East Sussex Review. 
  • Student Leadership opportunities. 

As we have seen COVID restrictions lift as of March 2022 we are pleased to be planning a return to outstanding enrichment opportunities and have already re launched the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Please contact the Academy if you wish to know more or come and visit us. 

Jon Francies 
Principal of The St Leonards Academy

Dates for the diary

 The minute I walked into The St Leonards Academy, I just knew it was a really special place.


There are countless opportunities... from elite sports to pantomimes and even our own school bands! 

Catalina and Amin, Head Girl and Head Boy

Welcome from our student leadership team

student leadership team

We are really excited to be this year's Head Girl and Head Boy at The St Leonards Academy! Since becoming part of the St Leonards community, we have been encouraged to become the best version of ourselves in ways we could never imagine, and we hope that your time here will be as challenging, supportive and transformative as it has been for us.

There are a huge number of activities and clubs to get involved with, from competitive sport to pantomimes and even our own school bands! Life at The St Leonards Academy is fast paced, exciting and always enjoyable.

It really does feel like one big family and we would love for you to come and see for yourselves.

Find out more in the prospectus.

The St Leonards Academy Student Leadership Team