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  • 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

  • Parliament Visit

    3rd November 2015

    On Thursday 22nd October, we were lucky enough to make our second trip down to London, to visit Parliament and to learn about ‘how laws are made’.

    We went on two walking tours, one before Parliament and one after. On the Queens Walk, we seen some great historical sights London had to offer, including St Pauls Cathedral, Shakespeare Globe Theatre and The Royal National Theatre. On the Westminster walk, we got to see the iconic Buckingham Palace, Downing Street, London’s eye and we even managed to see the cha

  • Training Day - 2nd November

    24th October 2015

    The Academy will be closed on November 2nd for staff training. All students are expected in on the 3rd at 8:15.

  • Literacy Festival

    7th October 2015

    Marc Doyle received a £100 cheque from Principal Resourcing, Leeds as a donation towards our Literacy Festival which is being held for Key Stage 3 parents and students on Monday 19 October from 5 – 7pm. The cheque was presented by Ursula Fearn who works closely with the Academy. The donation is being put towards raffle prizes for the event which have been chosen by our pupils.

  • Open Event!

    29th September 2015

    We look forward to meeting prospective parents and students.

  • Celebrating Student Success

    28th September 2015

    Mrs Caines entered some of our year 11 leavers’ photography work into the My Leeds in Focus Competition.

    One of our students – Leanne Ballance won the under 16’s category! How fantastic!

    This winning photo, above of Leo, taken on Butchers Row at Mr Meats Butchers in Leeds City Market, featured in the Yorkshire Evening Post last week.

    Leanne’s work will also be displayed on a show reel, projected in the Window of Opportunity in The Nation of Shopkeepers window on Light Night - Friday 9 October.

    Light Night is a

  • Breaking down the myths at TSLA

    25th September 2015

    This is an article written by Jeremy Morton for http://www.southleedslife.com

    I meet Marc Doyle in his office at The South Leeds Academy where he has been Principal since last December, having joined the school in 2013. He brims with enthusiasm and passion and is keen to break the myths that surround the school.

    “I love it here, I can’t wait to get in each morning” he grins. “The children are fantastic: diverse, enthusiastic, honest.”

    He acknowledges that the school has had a difficult history, but is frustrat

  • Building Communities

    23rd September 2015

    After being contacted by Lynne; Local Tenant Involvement Co Ordinator, to discuss an environmental problem of littering, TSLA students were more than happy to jump on board and get involved by giving something back to the local community and doing some litter picking. In the space of 3 hours, they collected 2 bin bags full and 4 buckets of wrappers with an intention of serving an additional purpose.

    Most of the students shown above are in the process of creating a business through the LEAP enterprise project

  • 30th September - Open Event!

    11th September 2015

  • Start of Term - September 8th and 9th

    7th September 2015

    Tuesday - 8.15 start

     

    Year 7: Go to the main theatre
    Year 11: Go straight to form
    Years 12 and 13: Go to the sixth form area


    Wednesday - 8.15 start

    All year groups : Go straight to form

  • The Works

    The Works Skatepark

    26th May 2015

    Keeping fit and healthy is important for all young people, so to encourage our students to stay active whist on    holiday, the  academy organised several trips to The Works Skatepark during the Easter break. During the practical sessions, the group enjoyed charging around the park on BMXs, skateboards and scooters. Out of breathe, but still lively, the group then learnt about the dangers of drugs and  alcohol in the classroom-based activities.  Well done to the group of girls who had 100% attendance.

  • Tech 1

    Technology Tournament

    26th May 2015

    Every year the Rotary Club hope to inspire the next generation of technology students by asking them to pit their skills in the annual Tech Tournament. This year the event was held at the John Charles Centre for Sport and was attended by groups from over 20 different schools. The academy team comprised of four of our talented Year 10s who were eager to show the judges that they were capable engineers and could find solutions to a series of technical problems. Tasked with designing and building a structure t

  • Jellybean

    Music For Youth

    4th May 2015

    Music For Youth Festival

    Saturday 14th March, saw two academy bands, The Black Knives and Jellybean perform at the  Music For Youth Festival held at Thomas a Becket School in Wakefield. The event, which is an annual celebration of the best of the region’s musical talent, was a frenzy of enthusiasm and  energy as each music act took the stage. The crowd were treated to a musical mix of choirs, orchestras, musical theatre and pop bands.

    Despite pre-performance nerves, The Black Knives sang covers of ‘All I Have

  • Music - Leeds Uni

    Leeds University Music Workshop

    1st May 2015

    The University of Leeds is an academic institution with a celebrated history of producing successful graduates in many disciplines. To encourage our  students to aspire to attend University, the academy organised a visit by two of its talented Music undergraduates. Kirsten and Julia offered our Year 9s a glimpse of what studying Music at degree level would be like - from playing instruments to composing, to studying the history of music to organising and performing in their own recital. The academy students

  • Mosaic Business Challenge

    30th April 2015

    The Apax Mosaic Enterprise Challenge is an annual, national competition during which secondary school students aged 11-16 learn about establishing and running a business through a business simulation game.  The competition is unique, in that students benefit from being  mentored by experienced business professionals who pass on their knowledge and skills about various aspects of business. With the help of mentors from Pricewaterhouse Cooper, 40 of our most able students signed up for the challenge. During t

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    The Serious Science of Superheroes

    27th April 2015

    British Science Week (BSW) is a ten-day programme of science, technology, engineering and maths events that are designed to inspire and motivate people to engage with the exciting STEM subjects. To encourage the younger members of our local community to be as excited about science as our current students are, the team at the academy decided to prepare a Science Fair using the theme of The Serious Science of Superheroes.

    During February half term, the science team were busy preparing the displays and designin

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    Fair Trade Fortnight

    27th April 2015

    To raise awareness of the importance of Fair Trade and to celebrate Fair Trade Fortnight, a group at the academy decided to sell Fair Trade confectionary and baked goods during breaktime. The stall was a great success and sold out by the end of the fortnight. The group decided that they wanted more students to appreciate the impact of their purchasing decisions and so decided to use the profits from the sales to fund a Fair Trade Workshop run by the Leeds Development Education Centre (DEC). Hannah Landana f

  • A Student's Blog

    22nd April 2015

    This blog is going to be about the recent news about The South Leeds Academy and I will also be updating you on the recent events going on in The South Leeds Academy. This year has been going really well at The South Leeds Academy and there has been lots of things going on.

    In South Leeds Academy, there have been lots of recent events going on for charities and fundraising events to earn money for new lockers for the year 11s!

    When we came back from our Christmas holidays, the school made coaching groups for