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Leigh Academy Blackheath is an 11–18 mixed, free secondary school and sixth form in Blackheath, Greater London, England. It was established in September 2018 in temporary accommodation, with the first cohort of Year 7 pupils. It is part of the Leigh Academies Trust.

At LAB, learning is not confined to a traditional classroom environment.  We cultivate a climate for learning where all learners can effectively create, communicate, collaborate and use critical thinking and problem solving at anytime and anywhere, supported through our use of digital technology.  We place equal importance in the development of effective learning skills and positive attitudes as we do in the acquisition of subject-specific knowledge and skill mastery. Our aim is to ensure all our learners realise their full potential during their time in full-time education.

Our taught curriculum is constructed to promote collaborative, cross-curricular and phase learning whenever and wherever possible, with co-curricular opportunities providing a rich range of experiences for students to employ their learnt skills, building character and resilience.  All learning opportunities reflect professional business approaches with ‘real-life’ projects, delivered through project based learning; giving students valuable insight into working for a client, as part of a team or to a deadline.

The key elements which underpin our philosophy on curriculum are:

  • Access for all
  • Development of basic skills and the acquisition and mastery of specialist digital skills
  • The development of creative thinking and problem solving within all aspects of the learning process.