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    World Book Day

    22nd April 2015

    World Book Day is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) a celebration of reading. This was the 18th year of World Book Day, and on 5th March the   academy came together to appreciate books and reading. Staff dressed up as their favourite fictional characters, students participated in a ‘drop everything and read’ at the beginning of each lesson and during breaktime, there was a quiz in the library with some fantastic prizes. Well done to both staff and students whose enthusiasm

  • Red Nose Day at TSLA!

    23rd March 2015

    This week, the Student Leadership Team and the Interact Club, joined together to organise a fun filled week of fundraising all in aid of Comic Relief – Red nose day.

    The students prepared and delivered a presentation to deliver in assemblies each morning this week to make everybody aware of what we were doing.

    The Interact Club members also made lots of posters advertising what was offer to go around the academy.

    Selling red noses

    All week, the Interact Club sold red noses at break time and on their cake stall

  • International Links

    12th March 2015

    On Tuesday, we invited Siyanda to spend the day with ourselves and Park view Primary to give him a taste of what school life is like for the students of South Leeds.

    Siyanda is an Art teacher who works at Mzuvele high school in Durban, South Africa. He already works in partnership with Garforth Academy from within the School Partnership Trust and we, South Leeds Academy, are now proud to announce that we will also be working with Siyanda and his school for upcoming and future projects.

    Siyanda gave both South

  • A student’s view…

    10th March 2015

    ‘The South Leeds Academy has improved so much. Next year, Ofsted is predicting ‘good’ due to the amazing progress in behaviour, teaching and expectations. The corridors and classrooms are better; that’s only a few reasons!

    I’m doing fine in school, my grades are rising. High school is the pathway to my future’

    Olivia Garbett

    Year 9

  • Young Enterprise

    9th March 2015

    On Sunday 1st of March, we went to the White Rose centre to sell our product that we have been working on for the past 10 weeks.

    Our product was a phone holder that was made out of recycled bottles. We made 35 in total and sold out by the end of the day.

    We all arrived at our stall at 9am, this is when we sorted our stall out and arranged all the bottles out so it was clear for all the shoppers to see.

    Before our stall opened, we had already sold three phone holders at the price of £1.49 to three different pas

  • Service above Self Awards

    5th March 2015

    The South Leeds Academy is proud to announce that two of our students Khaleeqa Bostan  (Year 10) and Chloe Whittaker (Year 10) have both received the prestigious Service Above Self Award from the Rotary Club of Leeds.

    Khaleeqa and Chloe were nominated for all the hard work and dedication they have put into raising funds for various charities whilst being members of the Academy’s Interact Club. The candidates nominated for the award were students who have shown outstanding conduct in service to others as the

  • Joint Leadership Day

    4th March 2015

    The day began with a presentation from John Sullivan – an ex-army militant who geared the students up ready to work as a team in the outside problem solving tasks.

    Transfer 3 tennis balls from 1 side to the next without touching them. The teams had to build a free standing structure using only bamboo sticks, pipes  and elastic bands.


    Claire Young – apprentice finalist, lead the next part of the day where the students were in mixed teams of 8 and were given a topic to devise a presentation for.

    The teams prese

  • Ofsted Report - February 2015

    2nd March 2015

    Following a visit to the Academy on 6th February, a copy of the report can be found on the "Ofsted" page of the Academy website.  A letter regarding this from the Principal can also be found on the "Letters" section of the Parent Page.

  • Friday, January 30th

    29th January 2015

    Following today's closure, the Academy will be open as normal on Friday. 

  • Wednesday, January 21st

    21st January 2015

    Please note that the Academy is open as normal today. All paths near and on the site are clear of snow

  • Parent Governor Vacancies

    13th January 2015

    There are currently two vacancies for the position of parent governor at The South Leeds Academy.  If you are interested in joining our Board of Trustees/Governing Body and can commit to approximately six meetings per year at the end of the Academy day, please complete a Parent Governor Nomination Form and EAB Criteria Form.  These can be found in the "Letters" section of the Parent Page and should be sent to Sally Cieslik, Chair of Governors, c/o The South Leeds Academy, Old Run Road, Leeds LS10 2JU.

  • Welcome Back

    5th January 2015

    The staff and governors of the South Leeds Academy welcome all students back to the Academy for a new year. We hope that you had a restful and enjoyable break and look forward to another positive year for everyone associated with the Academy. Thanks to all students who turned up in the right uniform and with an excellent attitude today

  • Beeston Lantern Festival

    Beeston Lantern Festival

    19th December 2014

    In order to provide a festive sound for guests as they arrived at the Beeston Lantern Festival, the academy Steel Pan Band were asked to play a medley of Christmas-inspire songs at the locally organised event.

    Wrapped up in hats, scarfs and gloves, the members of the group entertained with the delightful sounds of the steel pans as guests entered the beautifully lit park. Guest at the festival were then invited to pet the nativity- inspired animals, listen to the adult and children’s choir and join other mem

  • Winter Warmer in the academy Library

    18th December 2014

    To keep out those winter chills and raise funds for the academy library re-design, the library team decided to treat library users by selling festive cups of hot chocolate  and deliciously decadent chocolate and jam-filled muffins. With Christmas songs playing merrily in the background, the team provided guest with a festive start to the holiday period and even found time to issue some Christmas-inspired library books.

                            Well done to the library team who raised an impressive £39.41.

  • Afternoon Tea

    Afternoon Tea

    17th December 2014

    For many people the idea of a delightful afternoon would involve a perfectly brewed cup of tea, a delicate plate of finger sandwiches followed by a decadent slice of a cream-filled cake. As such, on Thursday 11th December the Year 11 PEAL group decided that they would create their own tearoom in an academy classroom and treat their guests to an afternoon they would remember.

    After deciding on the perfect menu, table settings and background music, the group got to work on preparing the delicious food. Options

  • Aatish

    Christmas Party

    15th December 2014

    With Christmas fast approaching, the students of the academy once again brought festive cheer to local residents at the annual Christmas Party. After decking the dining hall with some fabulous decorations, the team ensured their guests had a merry time by delivering an event to remember. The entertainment part of the afternoon started with carols from the steel pan band, followed by a treat from the academy choir who performed a pop medley and finished with an acoustic arrangement from two of our top singer

  • NSPCC Number Day

    10th December 2014

    If you were to ask a maths teacher what is meant by the word Pi, they probably would say 3.14 or something similar. If you were to ask a maths teacher at the academy on Friday 5th December, they might say something slightly different! That’s because, in order to raise much needed funds for the NSPCC Number Day Challenge, the academy Interact Club decided that the maths department staff should help this worthwhile cause by receiving a piece of Pi Pie in their faces!

    By selling tickets during tutor time, the m

  • Removal of Serious Weaknesses

    1st December 2014

    The South Leeds Academy has been removed from the serious weaknesses category, following an Ofsted Inspection in November.  The full report can be viewed in "Academy Profile" - "Ofsted".  A letter has been sent out to parents today and can also be viewed on the "Parent Page" - "Letters".

  • Changes to MetroCard

    25th November 2014

    Important Information for Parents/Carers

    From December 2014, Post Offices will no longer sell MetroCard products. Pupils who currently buy weekly or monthly School Plus or 16-25 tickets can now buy them at over 700 Payzone outlets. Open around 90 hours every week, Payzone shops are the place to add SchoolPlus weekly and monthly as well as discounted 16-25 weekly, monthly and term-time travel products to Young Person’s PhotoCards, Scholar’s PhotoCards and 16-25 PhotoCards. Find your local Payzone outlet by vi

  • London Trip

    Leaders of the Future

    5th November 2014

    Although the academy Student Leadership Team was formed less than a year ago, the 20-strong group of young people have put forward many fantastic ideas that are helping shape the academy’s vision for the future. To encourage them to continue with their positive contributions, the academy organised a trip to London so the group could see the heart of the British democratic process in action.

    After a speedy train trip down to the capital, the group were treated to a tour of the Palace of Westminster where they