International Women’s Day Conference at The Leigh Academy

By LAT WEBDesk on Friday, March 13th, 2020 in News. No Comments

On Monday 9th March 2020, The Leigh Academy helds its inaugural International Women’s Day Conference for Year 12 students. Over a hundred students and staff gathered to mark this global event and consider some of the challenges that women face – in the developing and developed worlds – in society’s struggle for gender equality. Councillor […]


Body Matters motivational assembly

By LAT WEBDesk on Thursday, March 12th, 2020 in News. No Comments

James Burroughs of Body Clinic visited the Inspirational Academy last week for a motivational assembly. Students were treated to a motorbike stunt demonstration by James who has invested most of his life to being a professional athlete competing at British and European in off-road motorcycle racing. Once he decided to retire from competition James spent […]


Careers in Journalism at Wilmington Academy

By LAT WEBDesk on Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 in News. No Comments

On Friday 6th March 2020 Post 16 students at Wilmington Academy recently attended a drop down assembly on careers in journalism. Presenting to a room packed with interested students, Richard Pendry, lecturer at the University of Kent Centre for Journalism, stressed to students looking at this field to choose a further training arena where there […]


STEM Careers – Students at the Hundred of Hoo take part in historic all-female operated train journey

By LAT WEBDesk on Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 in News. No Comments

In celebration of International Women’s Day 2020, Southeastern have partnered with Network Rail to run the UK’s first ever female-run train service. In January, a small number of our teachers and pupils were delighted to be invited along to play a small part in this historic, memorable journey.  The train was run as a special […]


Shakespeare Screening at Strood Academy

By LAT WEBDesk on Monday, March 9th, 2020 in News. No Comments

This year, students at Strood Academy have been given a wonderful opportunity: we are now a Royal Shakespeare Company Associate School! As a result of this, on Thursday 5th March, our pupils took part in two excellent experiences. 150 of our Year 10 and 11 students spent a brilliant morning watching a live stream direct […]


BBC Young Reporters at The Leigh Academy

By LAT WEBDesk on Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 in News. No Comments

On Tuesday the 14th January The Leigh Academy were delighted to welcome the BBC Young Reporters team and a host of students from across Leigh Academies Trust (LAT) to take part in a day of media discovery.  An action packed educational day saw all students take part in three bespoke sessions aimed at exploring the […]


Careers Focus on Law at Wilmington Academy

By LAT WEBDesk on Thursday, January 10th, 2019 in LAT News, News. No Comments

Sincere thanks to Legal Executive, Alexander Millward of local law firm Thomson, Snell and Passmore for coming into Wilmington Academy to speak with Year 12 law students recently. Giving an overview of his career thus far, Alexander explained his route having studied at University before becoming a Paralegal and progressing onto then becoming a Legal […]


Wear Blue for Greg Appeal

By LAT WEBDesk on Friday, July 6th, 2018 in News. No Comments

In July, schools across the Trust will be taking part in fundraising activities to support Greg Keating, a Teacher of ICT  at our Mascalls Academy who earlier this year contracted meningococcal sepsis and Neisseria meningitis. Initially, doctors feared for his life as the sepsis caused total organ failure along with necrosis of the legs and fingers, […]