Leeds City Academy


START at Leeds City Academy

A Local Community Hub

START at Leeds City Academy is a Community Hub which serves the parents/carers of our school community and beyond.

We have the long-term goal of providing independence and stability for families through life-long learning. To do this, we provide essential advice services such as life training, clinics and networking events to ensure that people can sustain themselves with confidence and inspire others to do the same. We are also building a thriving online community for people to share their own advice and experiences.

Translated Welcome Letters 


START Community Hub - English
START Community Hub - Czech
START Community Hub - Spanish
TART Community Hub - Polish
START Community Hub - Romanian
START Community Hub - Italian
START Community Hub - Portuguese
START Community Hub - Farsi
START Community Hub - Urdu

Investing In Futures

Working, sharing and building from the centre:

• Inspiring and encouraging
• Motivating and engaging
• Building networks of opportunity
• Equipping independence
• Sustaining employment
• Fostering economic growth
• Providing platforms for work experience
• Enabling community cohesion
• Providing stability for families
• Creating an environment for everyone to be outstanding

START Community Hub Opening Hours 

Wednesdays from 3:00pm – 5:30pm and Saturdays from 10:00am – 2:00pm.

English and IT lessons will be available from 29th April.

Drop-in sessions for help and guidance begin from 3rd May.

What we can provide

Drop-In English Sessions

Sessions where basic English skills are developed, including translation services, which will provide short-term solutions to those struggling with the complexity of national services.

Expanding and developing language skills to offer the confidence to integrate, fully contribute and enrich day-to-day living in Leeds.

Computer Clinic

The Internet is key to modern life management; from dental registration to paying bills or buying a rail ticket.

Leeds has an abundance of Libraries offering free Internet access. We want more of our families to use this resource and harness opportunities online.

It is our aim to train individuals in core IT skills, and modern language support tools (Google Translate) to improve digital communication and independence.


Join our Social Networks

Follow us on Twitter @STARTComHub

Join us on Facebook at @STARTComHub

Contact Us - Contacteaza-ne

E-mail the Hub Coordinator, Mr Emi Banciu: