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Welcome to Leeds City Academy


The school is strongly multi-cultural and a variety of nationalities are represented amongst its pupils.

The present building was opened to pupils in 1992, although the City of Leeds School has existed on a different site for over 100 years.

At City of Leeds School we seek to promote learning as an exciting, independent and life long activity. We work to broaden horizons and develop aspirations.

Students are encouraged to excel academically, physically, artistically, creatively and emotionally.

As part of the Central Leeds Learning Federation we are able to provide a curriculum that motivates, and meets the individual needs of our students.

We are a thoroughly inclusive school that provides equality of opportunity for all.

Staff help maintain a climate of care and commitment to one another, where individuals are valued, feel safe and have their achievements celebrated.

About us

We pride ourselves on supporting students with specific needs or talents, and provide mentoring, counselling and guidance for students and families in order to remove barriers to success.

Facilities available

Leeds City Academy provides an excellent range of facilities for the use of students and the local community.

The school has fully equipped curriculum areas to help deliver a broad and relevant curriculum.

The school has specialist vocational education areas such as a hair and beauty salon, fully equipped and fitted to a professional standard and a construction centre which specialises in preparing students for jobs within the construction trade.

The school is also attached to the Derek Fawchett Centre CLC (City Learning Centre) and enjoys the benefits of increased provision for technology based learning.

Additional support

As part of the Central Leeds Learning Federation, Leeds City Academy provides a curriculum aimed at meeting the needs of individual students.

This is achieved through provision of personalised learning pathways from student entry in Year 7 through to Post-16 education.

Transition classes in Years 7 and 8 help students, who require extra support, to make the sometimes difficult move from the primary classroom to the secondary curriculum.

At Key Stage 3, individual needs are met through the core subjects of Maths, English and Science being taught in ability sets, with the remaining foundation subjects being taught in tutor groups.

The school offers Spanish  as an additional language. In Year 9, students are also offered ‘taster’ vocational courses to enrich and widen their choice of learning pathways at Key Stage 4.

At Key Stage 4 there are 3 main learning pathways, which support individual needs.

As well as providing a wide traditional curriculum of subjects at GCSE and BTEC, the Federation, through strong working relationships with local colleges, can offer a wide range of vocational courses, both within and outside of school.

These include Construction, Hair and Beauty, Motor Vehicle Studies, Emergency Services, Media Studies, Physical Education (linked to Leeds Rhinos), Art and Design (Blenheim College). The school has its own Hair & Beauty Salon and Construction Site.Post-16, the Federation is able to offer both vocational and academic courses which build upon prior learning at Key Stage 4.

Leeds City Academy has an inclusion policy aimed at supporting all students. This includes learning mentors, teaching assistants, pastoral support for pupils for whom English is an additional language, working alongside Pastoral Heads of Year to ensure all pupils realise their learning potential.

Learner success

We are proud all our students achievements however our most recent student success goes to our student studying with Leeds College of Building receiving Young Apprentice of the Year.

How to apply

You can apply for courses at Leeds City Academy through UCAS Progress. Add courses to your favourites to apply to this provider.

Last updated date: 22 October 2018
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