Leeds City Academy



Above is an introduction video to a day in the life of a student at Leeds City Academy. Please take a look at this page for all the information you will need to know about starting in September; including more videos, featuring and written by our current Year 7 students, about useful information you might want to know. 

A smooth transition into Secondary School life

We are very proud of our transition process at Leeds City Academy, and understand the big decision parents are making when the time comes to choose a high school. Our aim is to ensure that our new Year 7 pupils are Secondary School ready. To do this we work closely with our feeder primary schools and have a range of activities and events that run throughout the academic year.

Dear Pupils Starting in September 2019,

We are thrilled to that you will be joining our fantastic academy in September 2019 and we look forward to helping you to reach your potential.

We understand that during this big change as you move up to Secondary School from Primary you will have lots of questions.  There are lots of staff and friendly pupils who are always willing to help you to find your way around and know what to do when you arrive.

You will have several opportunities to ask many questions before you arrive in September as myself, or one of our transition team will be visiting you all before September. There will also be a dedicated transition day for you and your fellow Year 7 students in July. In addition to these visits, our doors are always open should you want to visit Leeds City Academy. Just contact reception to arrange an appointment to see one of our transition team who will be happy to help.

Please make sure you fill in your our admissions form here so we have all your details ready to start Leeds City Academy at Meet Your Tutor Day in September 2019.

Once you have started at Leeds City Academy, I am very happy to address any queries or issues you may have; a note in the school planner to the form tutor is usually sufficient. Otherwise you can phone or email.

Please find links to our key information to download below;

I look forward to meeting you all soon and welcoming you in September 2019 for the start of an exceptional educational journey!

Simon Ford

Assistant Principal – Key Stage 3

 Key Members of Staff


  • Simon Ford- Assistant Principal, Key Stage 3 
  • Sheila Howarth -Year 7 Manager
  • Emi Banciu and Andreea-iuliana Chirita - Student Progress and Community Liaison
  • Diane French - Inclusion Co-ordinator


Our Transition Resources

Please find below a selection of our resources for Year 5 and Year 6 Transition at Leeds City Academy:

 Key dates for your child’s transition into Year 7 at Leeds City Academy:

  • Dedicated visit to your Son/Daughter's Primary School after Easter Holidays
  • Transition Day at Leeds City Academy – Wednesday 3rd July 2019
  • Parent/Carer Transition Evening – Wednesday 3rd July 2019 6:30-8pm
  • Summer Camp- In July (TBC)

Take a look at our short transition videos, featuring and written by our current Year 7 students, created for our September starters to get a feel for Academy life and prepare them for their first day.   

 What should I wear? 


Click here to visit our uniform page for full information about what our Academy expectations are.  

How do I get to my lessons?


Click here to find out more about the Academy Day.

 What's in my school bag? 


 A full list containing what you need to bring can be found here. 

What clubs can I join? 


For more information go to our enrichment and extension page

What should I do at lunch and break?


Take a look at our Academy meals to find out what we food we have on offer. 

What is Red Zone learning? 


 For more information about our curriculum and learning please go to this page.