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  • Yeadon Tarn Visit

    29th October 2014

    The academy currently has a group of year 11 students taking part in a Groundworks forest management project that has enabled them to explore woodwork and craftsmanship. As part of the project, the students built their very own boat which they took to Yeadon Tarn to float. The boat proved watertight and no-one fell into the cold depths of the Tarn. The sun was shining and a great day was had by all. Thank you to Groundwork Leeds for providing this opportunity for our students.

     

  • Hospice Half Hour

    Hospice Half Hour

    17th October 2014

    When the Library Team heard that the Yorkshire Evening Post was raising money for St. Gemma’s Hospice and Sue Ryder Wheatfield’s Hospice, they knew they had to answer the call. After reading the terms of the appeal, the group decided that they would support these worthwhile charities by selling hot chocolate and confectionary during two 15 minute break times. On the days of the event, the library was full of students and staff eager to buy a delicious warming drink and a piece of chocolate.

    Well done to the

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    Down on the Farm

    15th October 2014

    Despite the rainy October weather, the girls who won the Claire Young Business Challenge were determined to make the most of their prize visit to the Yummy Yorkshire Farm and Café.  Louise Holmes – farmer and business manager at Yummy Yorkshire – congratulated the girls on their success and provided in-depth answers to the many business questions the girls were eager to pose. Once the group had all the information they needed, they were given a tour of the milking rooms to see how the milk was collected and

  • September 2014 Newsletter

    23rd September 2014

    A copy of our September Newsletter is now available to view in the News section under "Newsletters" or in the Parent Page under "Letters"

  • Interested in becoming a Parent Governor?

    22nd September 2014

    The EAB, our Board of Trustees/Governing Body, are looking for two keen, committed and enthusiastic members of the community to join the Board as associate members.  If you are interested in this position and have the time to attend a series of meetings after school and you have a passion to support the Academy in its delivery of the vision we have set ourselves, then could you please send a letter, no more than one side of A4, expressing your interest and what you feel you would bring to the role to Alison

  • July Newsletter!

    17th July 2014

    Our July newsletter is now available from our downloads area, please click here to download your copy.

     

  • Ofsted Report 2014

    17th July 2014

    Please Click Here to view our latest OfSTED Report

  • Increased School Meal Charges

    17th July 2014

    From September 2014 there will be an increase in School meal charges. PLease download your copy of the document below for more details:

  • New Telephone Number for the Academy

    25th March 2014

    Please note that the current academy telephone number will cease to operate from the end of the Academy day on Friday 28th March 2014.

    The new telephone number is 0113 2127147. 

    Please note that the current Academy number will no longer take incoming calls from that date.

  • Important Information - Industrial Action

    21st March 2014

    Important parent/guardian information regarding industrial action on Wednesday,  March 26th is detailed in the attachment link below.

     

  • Music for Youth Festival

    11th March 2014

     

    Saturday 7th March, saw two academy bands, Untamed and Empire Down, perform at the Music For Youth Festival held at the Garforth Academy. 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, drum orchestras, musical theatre and rock bands.

    Despite pre-performance nerves, Untamed wowed the crowd with their cover performances of ‘Ho Hey’ and ‘Californicati

  • Battle of the Bands

    3rd March 2014

     

    On Saturday 15th February, the South Leeds Youth Hub hosted the music event of the month: Battle of the Bands. Competing against top talent from Garforth Academy, Bradford Grammar School and Allerton Grange, Academy band, Empire Down, wowed the crowd with their powerful metal tunes.  The band kicked off the event with a roar and a scream as they performed their first number, a cover of Bullet for My Valentine’s ‘Your Betrayal’.  Sadly, Empire Down was beaten to into second place by Bradford Grammar school’

  • Fairtrade at TSLA

    24th February 2014

    At the beginning of February, the art rooms at the academy were a flurry of activity as four of our More Able And Talented (MAAT) students, with the help of two dedicated members of staff, began handcrafting Fairtrade jewellery ready to sell for Fairtrade Fortnight. By creating their own beads, cut from Fairtrade paper, the girls produced some creative and inspiring designs ready to sell on their Fairtrade stall. The girls also decided to sell Fairtrade confectionary and baked goods, carefully calculating t

  • Valentine’s Day Stall

    17th February 2014

     

    To celebrate the most romantic day of the year, students at the academy decided to mark the event by selling handmade Valentine’s Cards and love-heart sweets. By combining the design talents of the Crafts Club and the entrepreneurial skills of our Year 11 girls, the team raised £60.90 in 30 minutes. All proceeds of the sale have been donated to the Dance Club, who will use the money to buy costumes for their much-anticipated production of ‘Cinderella’.

  • Service Above Self Awards

    4th February 2014

    The South Leeds Academy is proud to announce that two of our students Sanha Iqbal (Year 10) and Irum Mahmood (Year 11) have both received the prestigious Service Above Self Award from the Rotary Club of Leeds.

    Sanha and Irum 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 awards are i

  • Architecture Project

    13th January 2014

    Undergraduates from the University of Sheffield have been encouraging our students to develop their design and architectural skills through a series of practical workshops. Challenged with redesigning a study space, students were instructed to think critically about a given environment and tasked with devising ways to improve the space. The group was split into two teams and then given a kit of parts. Using the resources, some very interesting and very tall structures were created.

  • BMXing at The Works

    6th January 2014

    The generous staff at The Works Skatepark in Hunslet, donated several BMXing sessions to ten lucky students. The boys and girls made the most of the sessions by learning new tricks and daring to ride the ramps.

     

  • Students Impress at University Conference

    2nd January 2014

    Despite the blustery weather, three of our brightest and most determined students, braved the elements to participate in the annual ‘Leaders for Leeds’ Conference hosted at The University of Leeds. The conference was a great success, with leaders from many of the top institutions in the city, meeting to discuss leadership and formulate ideas that change and improve the lives of local people.  The girls were not daunted to be in such outstanding company and struck up engaging and informative conversations wi

  • TSLA Young Rotarians' Interact Club Event

    18th December 2013

    Last week saw The South Leeds Academy welcome the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress, along with various Rotarians from Leeds Rotary Club to the student Interact Club’s official charter event. For those who aren’t familiar with Interact Clubs, they are youth clubs sponsored by individual Rotary Clubs, where students complete various projects within their local community and with their peers whilst raising funds for nominated charities.

    The South Leeds Academy Interact Club formed towards the back end of the last a

  • PSHE in Theatre

    17th December 2013

    Year 9 and 10 students have had the opportunity to watch I'm Not Falling by York based theatre company Invisible Man. The students were in rapture as they watched the performance which dealt with issues of domestic violence, risk taking behaviour, relationships and choices. The students then followed up this excellent performance with a workshop. The PSHE department strongly believes that this piece of theatre has created debate and discussion which can only help our young people make the right choices for