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    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

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    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

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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

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    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.