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  • Referendum

    Referendum Debate

    13th May 2016

    As the country prepares to decide one of the most important political questions in modern history, several of our 6th Formers, along with members of the Year 11 Debate Club, had the opportunity to attend an In/Out    Referendum Debate held at St. George’s Church in Leeds. The event was a lively affair, as a panel of passionate and articulate guests put forward their reasons for either leaving or remaining in the European Union. The event started with a neutral proposition from Gerald Jennings, Chairman of t

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    Bali Rai Visit

    6th May 2016

    At the beginning of May, award-winning author, Bali Rai, visited the academy to discuss the importance of literacy and share his passion for reading and libraries. The day stared with a lecture from the author, who described in great detail his multi-cultural upbringing and his journey to become the professional writer he is today. Crediting his success with an innate love of books and an overactive imagination, he told tales of his youth in Leicester and how his early childhood helped shape the characters

  • Premier League Reading Stars

    3rd May 2016


    Academy students are really enjoying our very first and exclusive 'Premier League Reading Stars' ten-week literacy programme which commenced on Thursday 17 March 2016. Working in partnership with the National Literacy Trust and the Premier League, students are involved in exciting activities involving Premier League players, winning prizes and receiving a visit from Bali Rai, a famous author of children's books.


  • Aviation Academy

    29th April 2016

    As one of the few aviation centres in the county, the Aviation Academy based near Leeds and Bradford Airport is famed for its courses in Aviation Management, Aircraft Maintenance and Ground Operations and helps hundreds of students each year fulfil their dream of working in the aviation industry. As part of the University of Leeds Festival of Science celebrations, students from the academy had the opportunity to visit the Aviation Academy to discover just what it takes to be a pilot, an aircraft engineer o

  • LEAP – Sweet Cycled

    25th April 2016

    As you will already be aware, Reece Pratt, Jack Marsden and Lewis Billcliffe have been taking part in the LEAP company programme since the start of this year and created their company Sweet Cycled. They attended trade fairs in November and February selling their product; novelty key rings, necklaces and magnets. At the Valentines trade fair in February, they received an Innovation Award for their innovative product, and will be attending an awards ceremony in May to receive their prestigious award.

    The boy

  • New Student Leaders

    19th April 2016

    After intense deliberations, the student leadership team would like to announce the appointment of six new student leaders. They are:

    Annie Lowe Year 7

    Daisy Broadbent Year 7

    Chloe Picken Year 7

    Nicole Belk Year 7

    Anastasia Buizza Year 8

    Aischa Kollen Year 10

    The students selected, all filled out impressive application forms, and performed to a very high standard in their interviews. The competition for the roles was fierce, and I would encourage anyone who didn’t quite make it, to keep practicing their interview

  • West Yorkshire Playhouse Partnership

    18th April 2016

    The South Leeds Academy is excited to announce its new working partnership with West Yorkshire Playhouse. To launch this partnership a group of year 10 drama and media students were selected to take part in a visit to the Playhouse, as a reward for their hard work and for their interest in production. The visit started with a backstage tour of the theatre, as one of very few producing theatres, the students got to see where the sets are designed and created and where all the costumes were made. This was a r

  • COMMITTED TO CARING FOR THE COMMUNITY

    30th March 2016

    I am Fahmida a year 7 student at The South Leeds Academy, and on the 9th March I attended Leeds City Council’s Inner South Community Committee which took place at our academy.

    Lots of people gathered at our academy to take a look around the various business stalls and speak with the staff on each stall about the careers at their business. Students also had the opportunity to take part in various workshops to give their opinion about career opportunities in our area, and get advice on how to progress in thei

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    HESCO Engineering Challenge

    30th March 2016

    The annual Festival Of Science, held at the University of Leeds is an opportunity for students to visit the campus, attend sample lectures and ask questions about courses and life  at the prestigious academic institution. This year, ten of our Year 8 and 9 students were invited to participate in the HESCO Engineering Challenge. The challenge, sponsored HESCO, required the group to take a scaled down sample product manufactured by the company, determine its uses and reverse engineer the parts. The group had

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    Festival of Science Volcano Challenge

    29th March 2016

    As part of the University of Leeds Festival of Science, fifteen of our talented Year 8 and 9 students visited the Earth Science Laboratory. The laboratory is a state of the art facility that allows undergraduate and post graduate students to carry out innovative and ground breaking research using the excellent facilities. Our group began the day with a lesson that demonstrated the correlation between the location of volcanoes and the frequency of earthquakes. The groups used both knowledge acquired from the

  • Sport Relief 2016 @ TSLA

    23rd March 2016

    The Interact Club were hard at work last week during period 6, baking buns for sport Relief with the help of the technology department. Chocolate chip cookies and banana and chocolate buns were expertly made and sold on a stall during break time, along with Sport Relief bands to support such a worthy cause. All proceeds will be donated straight to Sport Relief, and the Interact Club would like to say a big thank you to everyone who donated by buying buns or bands.

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    Leeds University - Volcano Challenge

    17th March 2016

    As part of the University of Leeds Festival of Science, fifteen of our talented Year 8 and 9 students visited the Earth Science Laboratory. The laboratory is a state of the art facility that allows undergraduate and post graduate students to carry out innovative and ground breaking research using the excellent facilities. Our group began the day with a lesson that demonstrated the correlation between the location of volcanoes and the frequency of earthquakes. The groups used both knowledge acquired from the

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    Making Connections Maths Challenge

    15th March 2016

    For many students maths can be an exciting challenge, especially if there is a real life problem to be solved.  By using her expertise in graphs and models, Leeds University student, Anja, delivered a fantastic workshop on the ability to use graphs as a non-traditional method to solve verbal maths  puzzles.  Starting the lesson with a tricky GCSE problem that had recently gone viral, Anja encouraged the group to plot their verbal answers on a graph and demonstrated how a question that appeared complicated c

  • World Book Day at TSLA!

    7th March 2016

    As one of our many initiatives to promote and improve literacy, we held a celebration of ‘World Book Day’ on Thursday 3 March. As part of the day, our staff members dressed up as characters from Roald Dahl novels. A short story written by our incredibly talented students Victoria Pyszczuk, Charlotte Nutter, Khaleeqa Bostan, Riswana Shaheen and Courtney McConville was read at intervals throughout the day. During first break, we had a competition for pupils to ‘guess the staff character’ and during second bre

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    Fair Trade Fortnight

    29th February 2016

    Students at the academy, once again celebrated Fair Trade Fortnight with a stall selling a vast array of Fair Trade goods. The Year 9 team spent several sessions researching and costing items that would give students and staff at the academy a sweet treat and also  allow the producers of the goods to receive a fair price. The group provided each customer with a leaflet describing where fair trade growers could use their profits—this often means a decision about food for themselves and their families, educat

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    Harry Potter World Book Night

    11th February 2016

    On Thursday 4th February, Harry Potter fans around the world celebrated the second Harry Potter Book Night. After receiving their ticket to Platform 9 3/4, the eager students lined up outside the library ready to experience the magic of Hogwarts. Once inside the Hogwarts themed library, the event began with a feast of hot chocolate and a cauldron cake, followed by the sorting ceremony where students were split into their Hogwarts houses. A quiz tested their knowledge of J.K. Rowling’s fabulous books, which

  • Aspirations Evening

    11th January 2016

  • TSLA's Got Talent

    18th December 2015

    After an amazing event, South Leeds Life has posted an article with a video of the talent show.

    Check it out by clicking on the link below!

    http://www.southleedslife.com/the-south-leeds-academys-got-talent/

  • Partnership with Virgin Trains

    8th December 2015

    Today we launched our new partnership with Virgin Trains. We look forward to having them in the Academy and working with staff and students.

  • Peace

    PeaceJam Slam

    5th November 2015

    PeaceJam is an international organisation that aims to put young people in the position of becoming peace-builders who address the most pressing issues of our time, as they create and implement projects that address the root cause of problems in their communities. On Monday 26th October, the academy was privileged to host its first PeaceJam Slam where over 50 of our young people gave up their free time to attend a lecture, seminars and workshops where their ideas for improving their community could be share