Pastoral Care

The Sixth Form is committed to the support of the individual alongside academic progress.

Pastoral care is the term used to describe the personal support given to individual students by colleagues in the home centre to which they are attached.

The Personal Tutor

Each student will be assigned to a tutor group. The tutor will meet with the student on a regular basis, and student progress will be discussed in detail. Progress will be carefully monitored via reports and tutorials.

Any personal issues which a student encounters during their course will also be able to be shared with the personal tutor , so that academic progress is not limited.

In addition, liaison with relevant external agencies will enable specific and practical support to be available to all students.


  • Parent Pay

Please click here to top up your child's account

  • Transport

A free campus connect shuttle service will operate between The South Leeds Academy and Garforth Academy everyday that lessons are scheduled. This will change on a year by year basis in line with student options.

  • Free School Meals

Qualifing Parents are still entitled to Free School Meals for their child, and we actively encourage all parents to apply. applications can be made on the Leeds Council website here.

  • Bursary Fund

The Sixth Form has Student Bursary Funds. These are available to help students who might be experiencing difficulty with meeting the costs of their learning.  Eligibility is based on an assessment of gross household income and assistance is available towards the cost of travel (during term time), books, equipment, meals and essential study visits.  For more information please contact your son or daughter's home Academy.

  • Support for trips and visits

We recommend that you find out in advance the cost of any important trips and visits that are either compulsory or strongly recommended for your courses. If you have difficulty meeting these costs, help may be available from the Student Bursary Fund.  For more information call your son or daughter's Tutor.

  • Child Care

If you are a young parent under the age of 20, Care to Learn can help pay. towards your childcare and associated travel costs while you are learning for more information vist the website here.