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  • 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

  • Ofsted

    3rd November 2014

    The Academy is being inspected by Ofsted on Tuesday, November 4th and Wednesday, November 5th – please find some information below from Ofsted with regards to the visit


    Letter To Parents

    Parent View Leaflet

    Parent View Poster

    School Inspections Parent Guide


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    Anyone for a piece of Raspberry Pi?

    3rd November 2014

    Learning how to be a computer programmer is an essential skill for young people. To ensure our students are tech-savvy, the academy organised a computer programming workshop in conjunction with Playful Leeds and Tiddlybots.

    The first challenge of the day was to construct the Tiddlybot – a miniature robot designed by the workshop leader, Harry Gee. Using the pre-cut kit pack, the group followed the instruction to assemble the pieces of the bot before attaching the Raspberry Pi hardware. Once all the pieces we

  • Black History Month

    31st October 2014

    Black History Month is the celebration of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. Every October, people in the UK and other parts of the world, plan and deliver events that educate and inspire.

    Academy dance group Dynamix decided that they would celebrate the month by self-choreographing an African-inspired dance routine. Attendance at the lunchtime performance was by invitation only and the girls did not disappoint their eager audience.  With a great song and some fabulous moves,

  • 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