Leeds East Academy

Leeds, United Kingdom

Location: Leeds, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 16 years

About Leeds East Academy

Leeds East Academy – Leading in Learning

A mixed, non-selective, non-denominational, 11-16 academy, situated in Seacroft, Leeds in West Yorkshire.  There are 855 students on the school roll. 

Leeds East Academy is the most improved school in Yorkshire and the 4th most improved school in the country, celebrating remarkable GCSE results with an outstanding Progress 8 improvement of +1.09.

Housed within a state-of-the-art new school building, Leeds East Academy is now the premier choice of school for families in the local area.

Leeds East Academy is also a highly desirable and dynamic world-class establishment for ambitious education professionals, who will be joining one of the most productive, supportive and talented leadership teams in the country.

Part of The White Rose Academies Trust - the most rapidly improved family of schools in the region - Leeds East Academy is accelerating on a thrilling journey which will ultimately see the school, its staff and its students, secure an Ofsted rating of outstanding by 2020.

We provide exceptional life training; harnessing the skills and fortifying the aspirations of young people, who we know will transform the region and provide a positive, progressive contribution to society.

The White Rose Academies Trust is a local Trust dedicated to raising and fulfilling the ambitions of young people.  Our academies throughout Leeds are at the heart of the communities they serve, which is why we are committed to delivering an outstanding education to every one of our students.

The Trust employs over 300 outstanding professionals who are committed to unlocking the potential of the next generation.

We benefit hugely from our sponsor, Leeds City College Group, which is one of the largest and most successful FE/HE College Groups in the UK.   Our sponsor provides leadership and operational support and advice to all our Academies.  They also share our vision of creating a truly Outstanding Trust. 

As a Trust, we also work very closely with the Outstanding GORSE Academies Trust, through an industry defining school improvement agreement.  This partnership provides high quality leadership and subject specific advice, as well as providing all our staff with an incredible range of CPD opportunities.

Acting Principal

Mrs Sarah Carrie

Values and vision

Leeds East Academy is determined that every student reaches their full potential and soars to success. It is committed to providing a safe, caring and purposeful learning environment that is at the heart of the local community and developing successful students who contribute fully to the Academy and the wider community. The secondary school aims to inspire confident young people with a ‘can do’ attitude and to celebrate the principles of high achievement, respect and the inclusion of all students.

Leeds East Academy has seven LEA Core Values, promoting: Excellence, Punctuality, Ambition, Confidence, Resilience, Positivity and Respect. These values underpin everything the Academy does on a daily basis, ensuring that all students and staff know the role that they have to play in both the school and the wider community as a whole.


“The Executive Principal’s aspirational vision and determination, supported by high-quality Academy leaders and the highly effective local accountability board and Academy Trust has ensured the Academy has improved considerably and rapidly. Teaching is improving quickly across all subjects because teachers are well supported by their leaders and managers. The behaviour of students around the Academy and in classes has been transformed.”

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Address: South Parkway, Seacroft, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS14 6TY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 113 2731964