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  • NACRO – Raising Your Game Project

    8th November 2013

     NACRO the crime reduction charity have been visiting the Academy since the start of term to work with different groups of students on the Raising Your Game Project. The project involves students learning about various things such as different types of crimes and the effects it can have on the victim and a community as a whole, and the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle. During the last week of term, students took part in fundraising for their chosen charity, and raised £30 for Macmillan Cancer Suppo

  • Hope and Social Music Project

    11th October 2013

    Students at the Academy have been given the fantastic opportunity to work alongside Rich Huxley from the band Hope and Social whose many achievements include playing at Glastonbury and forming their very own fan funded record label. Alongside Rich, a dedicated group of students have been working hard to create their very own group and create their own music. The student group is currently working towards their own music recording and performing live at Garforth Arts Festival.



  • Year 11 Outstanding Achievement Award

    9th July 2013

    The South Leeds Academy is currently celebrating the success of six Year 11 students who have been awarded an “Outstanding Achievement” award. Cameron Atkinson, Caylum Carter, Melissa Sibanda, Enoch Kwofie, Frederick Cobbina and Kamil Jankowski have all achieved over 98% attendance over the past four consecutive years since the Academy was established in 2009. All six students were awarded a £20.00 voucher and certificate to recognise their achievement. The students are pictured with their Year Director, Mr

  • Financial Futures Project

    8th July 2013

    Friday 5th July 2013 a number of our Year 10 students were involved in a day organised by the NYBEP and Hitachi Finance. The students learnt about what expenditure a person has, money spent by themselves but also by the person who looks after them. The students were asked to consider luxury items versus essential items. At one point students had to create a budget to furnish their first home. For many of our students they began to realise the need for proper financial planning. The students discussed the ne

  • Beeston Festival

    2nd July 2013

    The Academy ran a stall at Beeston Festival selling flower planters to members of the public with the aim of raising funds for The Academy’s annual OAP Christmas Party. The weather was great for the day and all the planters sold out with a total of £91 being raised. Thank you to all the staff that helped with the setting up and running of the stall, and thanks to those members of staff and the public that came down on the day to buy the planters!  

  • MOSI

    1st July 2013

    The dedicated members of The Academy’s afterschool STEM Club visited the Manchester Museum of Science and Information during the holidays to explore further their passion for Science. The students thoroughly enjoyed looking at all the various exhibitions and developing their knowledge of Science and Industry and are hoping to implement some of the things they saw and learnt at the museum in their future STEM Club sessions.

  • Ofsted Inspection

    25th June 2013

    The South Leeds Academy have been given notification that we will be inspected by Ofsted on Wednesday 26th June and Thursday 27th June

  • PSHRE Year 9 News

    6th June 2013

    As part of the Healthy Lifestyles curriculum in PSHRE Year 9 students are currently being 'trained' in the dangers of Niche tobacco products including Shisha and other speciality products. Students have taken part in an informative session about the dangers and the availability of these products along with the legal implications. These sessions are being run by the West Yorkshire Trading Standards Service and are designed to raise awareness and prevent harm to our young people. Many people believe that Shis

  • Grand Ambitions Project

    3rd June 2013

    As part of the Breeze Youth Festival the students who attend Grand Ambitions (delivered by Leeds to Success), which is one of the Aspirational Activities funded by the JESS Cluster, conducted the public tour around the Grand Theatre on Thursday 30th May 2013 during half term.

    The students were absolutely fantastic, they were very nervous but overcome their fears and all did their own individual speeches in their characters as part of the tour. There were roughly 30 members of the public in total and the stud

  • Volatile Substance Abuse Lessons at TLSA

    20th May 2013

    Within Year 9 PSHRE (Personal Social Health and Religious Education)  lessons students have had sessions delivered by the Chantelle Bleau Memorial Fund. The fund was created after Chantelle herself died after trying Volatile Substances for the first time. Our students were given an exciting and interesting session by Sophie from the charity. They learnt about Chantelle herself and the dangers involved with trying a drug like this for the first time. They learnt that the substances can cause death on the fir

  • Kyle Anderson Memorial

    2nd May 2013

    On the 30th April 2013 staff and students, both past and present were invited to attend a memorial evening in memory of Kyle Anderson, a pupil at South Leeds High School, who was tragically killed. Tuesday 30th April 2013 marks the 4th anniversary of Kyle’s passing. A bench with a plaque was bought from funds raised by Kyle’s fellow students.

    A cherry tree was donated by Mitie and Aire Valley Grounds. The evening was celebrated with singers, dancers, food and drink etc.


  • Thackray Museum Trip

    1st May 2013

    A group of  thirteen Year 12  Health & Social Care students visited the Thackray Medical Museum as part of their social development and to gain an insight into the progress of the National Health Service and the improvements they have made since the 19th Century.

  • Peace Jam 2013

    29th April 2013

    A group of students attended the yearly Peace Jam event at Graham College in Scarborough. They took part in lots of activities to explore the importance of peace and learnt how they can make a difference in their local community and at school by promoting peace. The students’ behaviour was outstanding and a great time was had by all.

  • A Day to Remember

    18th March 2013

    Press Release from Leeds Rhinos:

    Leeds Rhinos and Hunslet Hawks have recently teamed up with The South Leeds Academy as part of the school ambassador scheme ran by the Leeds Rhinos and forms part of an ongoing partnership between the clubs and the academy. 

    The South Leeds Academy has been given an amazing opportunity which has been embraced by students and staff at the academy and five of its feeder primary schools – Low Road, Windmill Primary, Sharp Lane Primary Park View Academy and Hunslet Carr. 


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  • The Sky Sports Project Comes to TSLA

    23rd November 2012

    On Monday the 19th of November two sports stars visited the academy to work with some of our students as part of the Sky Sports Living for Sport Project. Paul Broadbent, who captained Sheffield Eagles to a challenge cup triumph and represented Great Britain rugby league and Rachel Mackenzie former World Thai-Boxing champion, came into school to pass on their expertise and knowledge.

    The Sky Sports Living for Sport project is aimed at showing young people how sport can help people think, listen, speak up and

  • Harry Millard, Amanda Nuttall and Maysha Nori

    The Skills Show Big Conversation

    20th November 2012

    27 Year 9 students were chosen to attend The Skills Show Big Conversation, at The NEC in Birmingham, organised by Business in the Community. The students had chance to have a one-to-one conversation with some of the busiest and most powerful people in the UK. The conversation was on the jobs of the future, apprenticeships and how to get the most out of work experience.

    3 lucky students were chosen to sit at HRH Princess Anne's table and have the "Conversation" with her.


    The photograph shows Harry Millard, Am

  • KS4 Art Exhibition

    19th November 2012

    On Friday 9th November 2012, the Key Stage 4 Engage group exhibited some of their BTEC Art work at the Derek Fatchett Centre in Woodhouse.

    The group displayed work on still life, art deco and pop art and the use of several different materials and techniques.

    Many of the group have both shown a natural flair in this subject with some now aspiring to progress to Leeds Art College. This was the first of three art exhibitions the group will show by the end of the year.


  • Lord Woolmer Visits Students at TSLA

    18th November 2012

    Lord Woolmer chose The South Leeds Academy 6th Form to visit on Friday 16th November 2012. He wanted to meet the future young voters and talk to them about his role in The House of Lords. He gave students an interesting insight into the history of The House of Lords and a working day there.

    Students were keen to ask questions and due to the general interest the visit over ran! This first visit was so successful that the students have asked that Lord Woolmer comes back to work with a small group of students w

  • Thank You to South Leeds and Hunslet Cars

    11th November 2012

    Not only do South Leeds and Hunslet Cars answer the telephone if you need to be somewhere, but they also answer the telephone if you need any help at The South Leeds Academy!

    Twice this term they have willingly supported our requests for help. Firstly, we needed some work boots for 10 students working on courses off site, they provided boots for all the students, secondly, we asked for donations for raffle prices for the Christmas Party that we are having for the elderly at The Academy, and again we receive

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    India Exchange Visit: Feb 2012

    13th March 2012

    India Partnership Project – The Sahibzada Ajit Singh Academy (SASA-India) invited three schools, The South Leeds Academy, Garforth Academy and Priesthorpe High School to develop our international work together. Four students from each school and a member of staff were invited. Mrs Chauhan and our 6th Form students, Helen Longbottom, Jade Hargreaves, Jodie Hallam and Ellie Robinson took this opportunity of a lifetime experience.