Join Leggott Academy at John Leggott College for the next stage of your educational journey. In September 2019, John Leggott College will open its doors to welcome its fourth intake of Year 10 students.
We offer an opportunity for 14 year olds to study their GCSE qualifications at Leggott Academy, based on the John Leggott College campus. Year 10 students will have their own dedicated learning facilities whilst benefiting from access to specialist facilities in science, physical education, creative and performing arts.
The college has an excellent track record of delivering high quality academic qualifications in a vibrant, professional environment. By extending our provision for students studying at Key Stage 4 we are able to offer a mature learning environment in which young people can flourish.
Leggott Academy is managed by the same leadership team and governing body as John Leggott College. The college was rated as ‘Good’ at its last Ofsted inspection.
More info about Leggott Academy
Our Values and Principles
Within the Leggott Academy we aim to provide a supportive and safe environment where all our students are stretched and challenged to succeed and excel.
Our core values are clearly represented in the following points:
- We value and respect all students providing an environment in which students can learn and develop skills to progress them beyond the Academy
- We keep our Academy and our students safe
- Mutual respect and tolerance of others is at the heart of our Academy and all the work we do
- We have high expectations of students and staff and believe all students matter equally
- We expect all our students to come to Academy lessons prepared and ready to learn so they can achieve their potential
- We believe in individuality and aim to develop students’ self-esteem, self-worth and talent
- We invest in the talents of our staff and students, encouraging innovative ways of working/new ways of thinking
- We aim to develop all students’ resilience, encouraging all students to demonstrate determination and perseverance even through difficult times
Our values are underpinned by the Fundamental British values. Our ethos and culture promotes the values of:
- the rule of law
- individual liberty
- a mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs, and for those without faith
These key values form a significant part of our tutorial programme and are also embedded within the curriculum. Leggott Academy focuses on promoting these important values through assemblies, form activities and with support from external agencies, visiting speakers and enrichment activities.
- We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils at all times
- Teachers are aware of which pupils (that they teach) are eligible for the pupil premium
- We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups – vulnerable groups may be academically low attainers who are vulnerable to under-attainment, but may also be vulnerable for other non-academic reasons which affect their health and wellbeing
- In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged
- We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals
- The range of provision the Principal and Governors consider making for this group could include:
- 1-1 support with a teacher or TA out of normal lesson time
- Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through Academic Advocates, Learning Support Assistant or Trained TAs
- Provision will not be aimed at EHCP or other SEN children as funding for need is already in place
How Do I Apply?
For general enquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I apply?
Applications are now open, the deadline is Thursday 20th December 2018.
What happens when I have applied?
You and your parents will be invited in for a discussion with a senior member of Academy staff, who will want to know why you would like to transfer to Leggott Academy. If offered a place you will then come to a Transition Day in July.
Leggott Academy is committed to promoting a culture of mutual respect and excellent standards of behaviour. The health, safety and wellbeing of every young person is of paramount importance to us. Both staff and students are listened to, concerns are taken seriously and issues are addressed swiftly. The college has a dedicated safeguarding team on site. In addition, each student will meet with their dedicated mentor on a regular basis and also have a dedicated higher level teaching assistant on hand in every lesson. We provide a safe environment in which young people can flourish and enjoy their time at the Academy.
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Leon Riley – Principal
Claire Holmes – Assistant Principal
Kelly Rinaldi – Associate Assistant Principal
Katy Boulton – Student Services and Administration Manager
Katy Gledhill – Head of Year 11
James Brough – Head of Year 10
Nicki Boidol – Student Engagement Advocate
Emma Taylor-Stevenson – Raising Standards Advocate
Facilities at Leggott Academy
Facilities at Leggott Academy
The college facilities include a dedicated base for the Leggott Academy, state-of-the-art classrooms, IT study spaces, library, science laboratories, photographic studio, dance studio, drama theatre, two music recording suites, multi-use games area (MUGA), three football pitches, one rugby pitch, sports hall and multiple café and refreshment areas. These facilities will ensure that students make a successful transition into their chosen progression pathway.
Your Programme of Study & Subject Information
GCSE English Language
GCSE English Literature
GCSE Dual Science
Students can select two options from the list below:
GCSE Art & Photography
GCSE Triple Science
Policies & Reports
More information about John Leggott College can be found in our Key Documents area
- Leggott Academy Behaviour & Exclusions Policy
- Admissions Policy
- Safeguarding Policy
- Cross College Additional Support Policy
- Complaints Procedure Policy
- Whistleblowing Policy
Uniform And Dress Code
Students at Leggott Academy will not be required to wear a uniform, however all students must attend in appropriate clothing and adhere to the dress code. In specialist subject areas the following clothing is required: – A lab coat in science lessons – An appropriate PE and Dance kit comprising of shorts or leggings and a plain t-shirt. All students will be given an ID badge and lanyard which they must wear whilst onsite, at all times.
The Pupil Premium (PP) is allocated to local authorities and schools/academies that have students on roll that have been known to have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any time in the last six years. For each student on roll, £935 is allocated which is added to the school/Academy budget.
Schools/Academies have the task of spending the Premium, which is additional to the underlying schools budget, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils, whilst not creating divisions in provision and potentially damaging the attainment of other pupils too.
Our first set of Academy results are due Summer 2018
How long is the Leggott Academy Day?
The Leggott Academy day is 8.50am – 400pm. The curriculum will be delivered five days per week over the course of two academic years.
Do students have to pay to attend?
No – the Academy is free to attend in the same way that state schools are – there are no fees.
Why can 14 year olds now choose to leave their current school?
The Government now allows colleges to directly recruit students aged 14-16. The Government believes that for many young people, widening the options at Key Stage 4 as students embark on their Level 2 courses can give them the best chance to succeed.
Can students still receive free school meals?
Yes. Eligible students will still receive free school meals, just as they would at their current school.
How can I apply?
Simply complete one of our application forms, which you can request by emailing email@example.com. The Application window is open from the 14th November to the 20th December 2018.
Who will be teaching?
Students will be taught by fully qualified subject specialist teachers, all of whom have been formally graded as ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’. These teachers all have an excellent track record of supporting learners to achieve outstanding results in their subject areas.
What happens when I have applied?
You and your parents will be invited in for a discussion with a senior member of Academy staff who will want to know why you would like to transfer to Leggott Academy. If offered a place you will then come to a Transition Day in July.