Principal’s welcome

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Welcome to East Leake Academy

It is with great pride and pleasure that I introduce you to East Leake Academy (ELA).  At ELA we believe passionately that every young person should have access to a broad and balanced curriculum, so they can foster a true love for learning allowing them to reach their full potential.

We also believe that students should develop into strong role models who can contribute positively as outstanding citizens within the wider community.    We also strive towards creating a culture of respect and consideration for others at ELA, so that students develop a strong moral compass.  Everything that we do at the academy is underpinned by our core values of ‘Teamwork, Commitment, Growth and Respect’, which are firmly central to our academy’s ethos.

We deliver on our beliefs through providing a robust curriculum and high-quality teaching and learning focused around developing knowledge and skills, as well as creating opportunities for students to explore learning deeply through developing debate, problem solving, critical evaluation and communication skills. Alongside this our excellent pastoral programme is designed to allow further development of leadership, organisation, resilience, initiative and communication skills in readiness for future lives beyond school.

“Enjoy, Learn, Achieve”

The academy as a result has a strong track record of academic success at both GCSE and A Level, and consistently outperforms national averages in a wide range of performance measures.   Life at ELA however is about much more than strong academic performance.  Year after year, our students never cease to amaze us with their passion to go above and beyond in a wide variety of disciplines such as English, sport, drama, music, enterprise, science, technology and maths, to name but a few.

Our personalised approach and rich curricular and extra-curricular offer make ELA a very special and positive place to learn.  We really hope you choose to come on this journey with us and look forward to welcoming you to ELA.

Mr Blake Francis
Acting Principal

East Leake Academy