The Leigh Academy is a centre of educational excellence serving the whole community of Dartford. Our students meet and work together in a well-ordered and harmonious community.
We are a high-performing school which takes students of all abilities. Our success is built on the traditional values of pride, respect and hard work in a modern, hi-tech learning environment. Our performance is regularly rated among the top ten state schools nationally for value added.
Opening in 1990 as one of only fifteen City Technology Colleges across the country, The Leigh has been at the forefront of education. We are constantly looking for new ways to make learning exciting and powerful. As a City Academy from September 2007, we now work more closely with the Local Authority and other local schools, while retaining our independence and our own unique culture.
The Leigh is committed to helping each individual achieve more than she / he thought was possible. Some key features of our unique brand of learning include:
If you wish to find out more about our ground breaking model of education or about our Open Days and Admissions procedure, please contact the Academy.
The Principals, other senior leaders and governors, provide outstanding leadership.Ofsted
Relationships are enhanced by the college structure. Students say, and inspectors agree, that there is a close family feel to being in a smaller college unit, and that students enjoy school more because of this.Ofsted
Students participate readily in the wide range of sports, social, art, music and drama activities that the school provides. Many students attend the after school and weekend revision clubs that staff provide.Ofsted
The school organises the wide range of subjects it teaches extremely well, and reviews them regularly, adjusting its provision to meet the changing needs of students.Ofsted
Teaching is challenging. It is based on accurate assessment of how well students make progress, what their individual learning needs are, and what kinds of activities will best make sure that they learn well.Ofsted
Students make outstanding progress in English and mathematics. Students’ progress in business, design and technology, ICT and physical education is also outstanding. Students make good progress overall.Ofsted