Leeds West Academy

Acting Principal's Message


Welcome to Leeds West Academy. Our aspiration is to be an outstanding academy and we hope that our website allows you to appreciate our desire to build an exciting learning community. 

Our vision is that students are ‘embracing new challenges and aspiring to excellence.' In order to ensure this, our staff and the Local Accountability Board, as well as The White Rose Academies Trust and our sponsor Leeds City College, are passionate that each individual has a clear pathway to success. We want to maximise each individual’s chances of success in life and support students in being the best that they can be. 

At Leeds West Academy we're embarking on an exciting journey. We are developing a curriculum model for all whilst growing a group of talented teaching and support staff to ensure students are making progress and achieving their full potential. We want our students to feel safe and happy at school and play a key role in our progress to be an outstanding academy within three years. 

The Academy has Six Core Values that are at the centre of everything that we do. These are; resilience, independence, respect, responsibility, participation and aspiration. We uphold these values every day through our Academy Expectations, which are to be; positive, polite, prepared, punctual and proactive. We believe that our students are the best representatives of these values and expectations as they display an enthusiasm for learning, a thirst for knowledge and a genuine sense of community. 

I am delighted to be given the opportunity to be the Acting Principal at Leeds West Academy and most importantly work with the staff and students to achieve exceptional results.  I hope you will take the opportunity to visit the Academy and join us on our journey to outstanding.


Ben Wheeler
Acting Principal