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    Princess Diana Volunteering Award

    15th July 2016

    Since the academy building opened its doors in September 2006, the library has always appointed student librarians to help staff the library at break, lunch and after school and to act as positive role models for the rest of the academy. This year, in recognition of her hard work and over 70 hours of time as a student librarian, one of our Year 9 students, was awarded the Princess Diana Volunteering Award. The award, which was set up as a memorial to the work of the late Princess Diana, recognises the time,

  • Industrial Action - 5th July 2016

    4th July 2016

    Please see the attached letter for more information about the industrial action.

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    Hammerson's Business Challenge

    1st July 2016

    Just before the end of the summer term, six  of our talented Year 9 students were invited to take part in the Hammersons Business Challenge at Leeds Kirkgate Market. The challenge, which is designed to introduce budding entrepreneurs to the real world of market trading, is an annual event where local school children have the opportunity to set up a stall in the historic Grade I listed building and trade to the public during the challenge 'trading day'.
    To prepare for the market trading day, the group made a

  • Uniform and Behaviour Policy

    28th June 2016

    Could parents please be aware that our new behaviour policy will be introduced on the 4th July. It is important that you make yourselves aware of the contents of the attached letter and uniform guide below.

    The South Leeds Academy's Uniform for 2016/17





    Please click on the file below to see the behaviour policy.

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    Beeston Festival 2016

    6th June 2016

    On Saturday 4th June, the annual Beeston Festival was held at Cross Flatts Park. The event, which is in its 22nd year, was a  fantastic opportunity for local residents to come together to enjoy great music and dance, sample the wonderful food prepared by local businesses and purchase goods from a vast array of sellers. This year, TSLA students opted to represent the academy by  selling photographs taken by students in the GCSE Photography class, and  key rings and magnets designed and created by the LEAP Bu

  • Leeds' Got Talent - TSLA

    26th May 2016

    The South Leeds Academy did amazingly well at The Leeds' Got Talent competition. Check out the videos below!

    Josue Kitumaini and Mahfuz Miah

    Chloe Whittaker

  • Get The TSLA App!

    23rd May 2016

    We are proud to announce The South Leeds Academy app.

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    Garden Project

    23rd May 2016

    Every year, staff from the prestigious accountancy firm, Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC), go out into the community to volunteer on local projects, as part of their One Firm One Day initiative. This year, the academy was fortunate to be selected as one of the projects, and as such, on Friday 20th May, 14 volunteers trooped to the academy to help clear the overgrown garden. Working to a brief from a Year 11 Architecture group, the volunteers began by clearing the old soil and placing unwanted garden debris in

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    Leeds Voice Summitt

    19th May 2016

    Being part of the decision making process is an important part of any student’s education. In keeping with this spirit, Leeds City Council believe that as part of their Child Friendly Leeds Agenda, as many children as possible should guide and lead changes in their city and school environment. To support this aim, students from the Leeds city area had the opportunity to participate in policy making sessions at the Leeds Voice Summit. The summit, which was held at Leeds Civic Hall, allowed students to take p

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    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


    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.