Leeds East Academy


Principal's Welcome 

Welcome to the highest performing school in the area

As Principal at Leeds East Academy it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our wonderful school.

Leeds East Academy is a vibrant, diverse and welcoming school community which is currently making excellent progress towards securing our ambition of being not only an outstanding but world class school within the next two years. As part of the White Rose Academies Trust, Leeds East Academy has set its ambition to be rated by OFSTED as Outstanding in the next two years. This is a challenge that both staff and students alike are determined to meet and in our most recent OFSTED monitoring visit inspectors noted:

Staff have worked tirelessly to improve the quality of provision for pupils at the school, leading the school through a substantial period of change and exhibiting a relentless pursuit of excellence – keeping an unerring focus on improving the life chances of the pupils in our care.

We are thrilled with the evaluation of the progress we have made and are confident that Leeds East Academy is an excellent choice for your child’s education. Leeds East Academy is the highest performing school in Seacroft across the key measures of attendance and progress. 

As an Academy, we are fortunate to be housed in a £14-million building which opened in late 2013 and offers outstanding state-of-the-art accommodation and world class facilities for the student and staffing body. All our classrooms are equipped with interactive SMART boards meaning our academy is one of the best resourced schools in Leeds. Cutting edge classroom technology ensures students have access to a wealth of educational resources, creating an exciting and innovative climate for learning.

 Our Teaching and Learning Strategy at East is simple and centred upon academic rigour, high expectations and preparing students for the demands of the current examination system. Pupils at Leeds East Academy benefit from small class sizes and a highly personalised curriculum which focuses on the needs of each individual student to maximise progress. Within the Academy, teaching and learning is our number one obsession and we are committed to ensuring our students have access to the best quality teachers possible.

Our approaches to discipline are traditional and we expect the very highest levels of behaviour and attitudes to learning from our students at all times coupled with a focus on building positive relationships. The level of pastoral support available to students at Leeds East is excellent and we take pride in the quality of provision on offer. It is our philosophy that all young people in our care feel safe and happy, enabling not only their academic success but the development of their character, well-being and potential.

Our curriculum is rich and diverse offering students the opportunity to study a wealth of subjects at both Key Stage 3 and 4. At Key Stage 3, students experience our new highly successful Next Steps Curriculum and at Key Stage 4 have the choice of a large number of courses suited to the various requirements of our bold and ambitious students.

Pupils are well, behaved, respectful and polite and the ethos of the school is reinforced through our core values. Our core values underpin everything we do on a daily basis and are central to upholding excellent dispositions from all stakeholders. Our values are centred on: Excellence, Punctuality, Ambition, Confidence, Resilience, Positivity and Respect. We firmly believe that these values will serve our students well not only throughout their time in school but also throughout their lives.

I shall look forward to working in partnership with you to ensure that all our students are successful during not only their time with us but also in their future careers.

Sarah Carrie

Leeds East Academy


To experience a snap shot of our amazing school, please take a moment to watch the following video.  Having watched the video, if you wish to arrange a visit to our academy, please email: -

Emily Hare at hare.e@whiteroseacademies.org