The St Leonards Academy news

We were thrilled to welcome prospective parents, carers and children into The St Leonards Academy on Tuesday, 5 October. Our Principal Jon Francies began the evening by delivering a very warm welcome followed by Head Girl sharing her experiences and the endless opportunities pupils can discover throughout their time here. Our 2022 potential newcomers were able to explore the entire academy where they immersed themselves and their families into each subject, securing authenticity as to what life is like here, and what their new journey into secondary school at The St Leonards Academy will entail.

Our English department not only acted as a crime scene, played games of vocabulary Jenga and showcased the fantastic work produced by our Key Stage 3 and 4 students, they also provided each child with a book. In return, we were gifted smiles and pure enthusiasm. On the other end of our Academy, Play Sport UK came along to our evening to provide multiple sporting opportunities suitable for all, and science went out with a bang with their exhilarating experiments.

Thank you to those who came along to our Open Evening. We hope you had a wonderful time and that we fulfilled your expectations. We are looking forward to having you join our academy next year.

If you were unable to attend our Open Evening, don’t worry. There are still opportunities for you to visit our academy during our school day, where you can see us in action whilst being accompanied by a member of Senior Management Team who is there to guide you and answer all your queries.

Choosing a school for your child is an important decision and seeing us will certainly help you make that choice. Our Open Mornings can be booked on Tuesday 12, Wednesday 13, Thursday 14 October and Wednesday 20 October. These are at 9.15 – 10.00am. To book a place, please call us on 01424 448740.

For further information about our Academy, please visit our Prospectus here.

Remember, the deadline for Secondary applications is 31 October 2021. Apply for your place today.

We wish you all the best for the academic year and we look forward to welcoming you in 2022.                

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 School Nurse returning at The St. Leonards Academy on Thursdays, this will take place fortnightly (week 2).

  • Commencing - Thursday 14 October 2021.
  • Facilitated by Specialist Public Health Nurse
  • 11:00am-12 noon

Chat health for parents of children aged 4-19 and young people (11-19) for health advice: 07507332473

School Health One Point & Priority Access Point Telephone: 0300 123 4062

School Health One Point Email:



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Please note the East Sussex School Health Service now has an online referral form for both parents and professionals which can be found at

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This is a reminder for parents of the importance to check that external sports clubs are affiliated with the National Governing Body before enrolling their children and that safeguarding information such as name and contact details of the Club Welfare Officer and links to safeguarding policies are displayed clearly on any website

Read More about External Clubs and Activities

We would like to invite you and your family to take part in 'TSLA Summer Reading Shelf'.

What is 'TSLA Summer Reading Shelf'?

Through our partnerships with The National Literacy Trust and Hastings Opportunity Area, The English faculty have accumulated a fantastic stock of books that we can't wait to share with our students. We would like for every child in our community to have the opportunity to build on their reading shelf at home by selecting up to 5 books from the titles we have on offer.

How do I sign up?

There are over 35 books that you can choose from. With your child, spend some time looking at the book cover, blurb, and recommended reading ages, and decide on 5 titles that will make up their reading shelf. After you have discussed your choices, simply select your 5 choices using this form, and press submit. The deadline for submission is 3pm Monday 19 July. 

Please note that stock will be allocated on a first come-first serve basis. If demand is high for particular texts and we run out of stock, we will replace your chosen text with a similar alternative. 

How do I collect the books?

On Tuesday 20 July, all parents who have signed up will be contacted by email, and collection details will be included.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions,


Mrs Daisy Glaze
Head of English Faculty


Browse the 35 books to choose from

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Unfortunately, due to government restrictions our taster week (5th July to 9th July) cannot go ahead as planned.

However, we shall be working with primaries to provide transition resources to support and prepare students for joining us in September and in September we shall run an extended transition event. 

Read More about Virtual Transition Week

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