Leeds West Academy


Our Journey to Outstanding

Our Journey to Outstanding

Leeds West Academy has begun a journey which will see it rated as 'outstanding' by 2020. Here you can discover how we're working together as a school community to achieve a new standard of excellence in everything we do.

Academy Development & Improvement Plans


Click to view or download documents which detail our goals and methods for continuous improvement: 

Download Leeds West Academy's Strategy for Rapid Improvement


Strategy for Sustained Improvement for 2018-19

Leeds West Academy launch the Strategy for Sustained Improvement; the roadmap for our Academy’s journey to Outstanding in 2018-19.

Click here to learn more about Leeds West Academy's Strategy for Sustained Improvement for 2018-19 

Download Leeds West Academy's Strategy for Sustained Improvement

Literacy & Numeracy Focus

Leeds West Academy is committed to delivering a vibrant and engaging curriculum which produces the highest possible outcomes in literacy and numeracy for each and every child.

Details of our literacy and numeracy strategy can be downloaded below:

View the Literacy Strategy
View the Numeracy Strategy



At Leeds West Academy we believe the home-academy partnership is essential and will help our learners to achieve and succeed. Research going back many years has consistently told us, not surprisingly, that parents are the most important people in their children’s lives, and that their support for their children’s learning and development is crucial.

As a result, attendance at Leeds West Academy has improved year-on-year.  We believe that every student should be known, valued and supported.  Through robust tracking and support, promotion of attendance at all levels to ensure it is high profile throughout our community, and rewarding outstanding attendance, we are set to break all records in 2018-19.

Working together with students and the local community, we are very proud of the progress we have made to ensure that every student attends the academy and reaches their full potential. Let’s work together and ensure our young people continue to achieve and succeed.

Click here to read more about Attendance at Leeds West Academy.


What's Different at LWA?

Students have been embracing progressive changes in their learning and wider school experience. Hear what they have to say in this short video:


Our Core Values & Ethos

The Academy's newly-established Core Values underpin our day-to-day actions and aspirations for excellence as a school community:


Facing challenges with courage and determination.

Building confidence in our ability to succeed.

Celebrating equality by valuing ourselves and others.

Meeting Academy expectations in everything we do.

Being involved in lessons and contributing to our wider community.

Having the vision and ambition to reach our full potential.


We uphold our values every day through our Academy Expectations:

We are Positive
We have a can-do attitude.

We are Polite
We conduct ourselves with kindness and respect.

We are Prepared
We arrive at each lesson fully-equipped and ready to learn.

We are Punctual
We arrive on time, every time.

We are Proactive
We challenge ourselves as learners.