News Archives - Leigh Academies Trust

Ofsted judge Milestone Academy outstanding!

Monday, January 27th, 2020

We are delighted to share that Milestone Academy has been judged outstanding for the third time in succession. Pupils “believe in themselves because they experience success every day.” Milestone Academy was inspected on 17th/18th of December 2019; the above quote reflects the impact of the high-quality work of every member of Milestone staff, every day, […]

New mentor meeting at The Leigh Academy

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

An impressive presentation was delivered at the recent new mentor meeting at the Leigh Academy. Facilitated by the Director of Post 16, Mr Burton, a group of interested local business people attended the academy to find out how they might become mentors to guide Post 16 students over the next year. Delegates introduced themselves explaining […]

Careers Focus on Construction at Wilmington Academy

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

As part of a series of career focus assemblies, Wilmington Academy recently welcomed Tom Taylor, Principal Surveyor from Willmott Dixon to elaborate upon careers within the construction sector to students in year 12. Tom began by explaining his own journey within the sector including how he had progressed in his career by further training and […]

STEM Mentor Meeting at The Halley Academy

Monday, January 20th, 2020

The Halley Academy looks forward to its second year of STEM mentoring for selected year 12 students. Supported by some existing mentors, new mentors attended the academy on 16th January to find out more about what becoming a mentor involves. Firstly, both new and existing mentors had the opportunity to meet and network with students […]

Planning permission granted for Leigh Academy Rainham

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

We are delighted to confirm that Leigh Academies Trust has now received planning permission for its new secondary academy, Leigh Academy Rainham, opening in September 2021. You can view the press release by clicking here.

Oaks Primary Students perform at The Phoenix Theatre

Thursday, January 9th, 2020

Year 6 students from Oaks Primary Academy have written a collaborative piece about how learning an inspirational song led them to meet and perform for the cast of Come From Away at London’s Phoenix Theatre in December. Watch the performance and read their article here.

EPQ Presentations at The Leigh UTC

Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

Year 13 students at The Leigh UTC recently gave their final EPQ presentations to a panel of teachers and invited industry experts. EPQs (Extended Project Qualifications) are the first opportunity for students to conduct this type of independent study for themselves- akin to what they might undertake at University. In choosing their own subject which […]

Merry Christmas

Friday, December 20th, 2019

Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year to all staff, students and parents.    

German cooking at The Leigh UTC

Monday, December 9th, 2019

Last week, Year 13 students had the opportunity to experiment their culinary skills cooking during a german lesson. This involved using various ingredients and cooking a meal from scratch with all the instructions being in German. Starter: Kartoffelpuffer (German potato pancakes) Main: 1 German pan fried potatoes (Bratkartoffeln) Main: 2 Authentic German Schnitzel Dessert: Spritzkuchen […]