Leeds West Academy

Students of the Week

Congratulations to the whole cast of Billy Elliot, who are Leeds West Academy’s Students of the Week.

After months of dedicated rehearsals and students giving up their time to perfect lines, songs and dances routine, the incredible five-night production of Billy Elliot was a huge success.

Mr Wilcocks said: “Wow!  I had heard so many reviews of the first four nights of Billy Elliot.  I had heard it was an amazing show but nothing prepared me for the utter brilliance of what I witnessed on the closing night.   The degree of professionalism, flair, talent, attention to detail was profound.  In short, I was blown away

“In over 20 years in education, I have never seen such an amazing production. This is why ALL of the phenomenal cast members have been selected as our Students of the Week.”

We have loved sharing our behind-the-scene photos on social media and have really enjoyed reading some your comments including:


“Wow!!!! Absolutely outstanding performance of Billy Elliott tonight. Well done everyone!! 😀😀”


 “Fantastic performance of #BillyElliott . Enjoyed every minute. Thanks for a great evening 👍”


 “Coming to see the amazing Billy Elliot for the 3rd time tonight, can't wait for a blockbuster finish. A show production worthy of the Grand or the Alhambra, a massive well done to the incredible Teachers and all the amazing pupils on show, stars of the future.”