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Welcome to The South Leeds Academy

The South Leeds Academy Sixth Form is a vibrant Post 16 provision. We work in collaboration with Garforth Academy providing a wide range of qualifications, and offer high quality pastoral care to all our students. The South Leeds and Garforth Academy collaboration has a well established reputation for outstanding Post 16 Provision. We remain one of the top performing Sixth Forms in the North of England.


About us

We have a hugely talented and committed staff team, with a range of well qualified and dedicated professionals to make sure that our curriculum, guidance, care and support meets the different needs of every young person, and we pride ourselves on having high expectations which ensures that our students are well organised, caring and supportive of each other and also personally ambitious. Our strong tradition of success is built on a firm foundation of strong pastoral care, and we ensure a climate for learning which is calm, well ordered and secure, and focused on achievement and success.


Additional support

With over 40 full and part time course options and opportunities now on offer, choosing the right course can seem like a daunting task. However, we will do our best to help you to make the right choices and give you the positive and helpful advice you require to make a success of your future.

We currently offer an extensive range of subjects, at AS & A2 levels and vocational courses and we are continuously looking to update and extend our provision. We pride ourselves on our innovative view of education and our ability to offer such a wide range of courses and learning opportunities.


Learner success

Student Support is excellent.  Reports are issued to parents 3 times a year to help better identify any potential issues and deal with them before they become insurmountable. A Sixth Form pastoral leader is also available to support students through any other issues which might be limiting their progress. Retention figures are well above the national average because of these measures, and student satisfaction is high.

Student success is measured by the progress which each individual student makes and the benefit which they gain from their time at Sixth Form. As our retention and completion rate is very high, then most students benefit initially from completing their course. Additionally the high level of performance of students ensures that our students are in the best possible position to apply for and obtain the best positions in employment and on courses of Higher Education.

High academic performance allows these choices to be made, but success is also measured by the personal development which is evident during the time spent at Sixth Form. The development of good study skills including independent learning ensure that students will continue to be successful well after they have completed their courses. Universities and Employers regularly write to the College to inform us of the success of ex- students.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 23 November 2016
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