Leeds City Academy


Principal's Message


Following the resignation of Jackie Rose who has left the academy for personal reasons, it is my privilege to welcome you to Leeds City Academy.  Everyone at the academy extends their very best wishes and thanks Mrs Rose for her service over the last three and a half years. 

There has never been a more exciting time to join our school. Last summer, our students secured the best ever GCSE examination results in the school’s history, student numbers are increasing rapidly and our reputation in the local community is unrivalled.

It has been a phenomenal year so far for our students, staff and local community. Our students made better academic progress than the national average. Not only is our school transforming the life chances for students and their families, it is establishing a new, impeccable standard in teaching and learning that is embraced by all professionals in our academy. It is thanks to this high expectation in our work that our vision for “outstanding” is soon to become a reality.

Our remarkable students continue to be our greatest asset.  Their motivation and determination to excel in all they do upholds our Academy’s ethos and values Aspire Together – Achieve Together. They are welcoming, respectful and have a genuine thirst for learning.  Leadership roles on our student parliament were hotly contested as an unprecedented number of students ran for office. Their participation in our student parliament and in other extra-curricular opportunities, helps nurture talent, develop skills and paves their way to becoming our future leaders.

Our dedicated staff work tirelessly to maximise the life chances of our students and their families; this exceptional work reflects our relentless focus on the highest expectations of personal development, behaviour, safety and welfare for all.

We have witnessed significant growth in student numbers this year, with a marked increase in students living nearby. This is a clear reflection that Leeds City Academy is now seen as a driving force in transforming the lives of young people in the centre of Leeds.

I hope this short introduction gives you a brief insight into our unique and remarkable academy.  Do browse our website which provides comprehensive information about our amazing offer to students.  I would encourage you to visit our Academy where our students are keen to showcase their hard work and achievements.

If you would like a visit and tour of our academy then please contact Amanda Townsend at Townsend.A@whiteroseacademies.org

Best wishes

Tracy Foy -Acting Principal


“Our vision for outstanding is soon to become a reality.”

“Rapidly increasing student numbers, a clear reflection that Leeds City Academy is now seen as a driving force in transforming the lives of young people in the centre of Leeds.”