Leeds West Academy


A school where I achieve


Excellence, Transformation, Community.

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Leeds West Academy, a transformational place of learning at the heart of its community. A community we are proud to be a part of and proud to represent. Our transformational journey is well on the way as confirmed by our ‘Good’ Ofsted judgement in May 2019 and again following a further two day inspection in September 2022.

At Leeds West Academy, we hold the six core values of Care, Commitment and Community at the centre of all we do. These three values alongside our three simple rules, Be Ready, Be Respectful, Be Safe are our architecture for success and underpin the ambition we have for our students and our community...

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Dan Whieldon Principal

Andrew Whitaker  WRAT CEO 

Students: Please report any issues or concerns by clicking the button below, we are here to help.
Parents and Carers should feel welcome to use our online form on the Safeguarding page to let us know of any issues or concerns that they may have.


 Welcome to Leeds West Academy


Have a wonderful summer!


Click here to read the end-of-term letter from Mrs Sanderson.


Please see below details for the start of the 2024-2025 academic year:


Wednesday 4th September  2024 


Be Ready meetings  

13:00 – 18:00 


Induction Day 1  

Year 7 

  • Selected students and their families will be invited to attend a Be Ready meeting with the pastoral or inclusion teams.  You will be contacted if you are invited a meeting. 
  • Students will wear their full uniform and bring their equipment. 
  • Meetings will take place in the Sports Hall. 
  • Families and students should enter via the Community Entrance on Summerfield Drive. 
  • Families and students in Step Academy should enter through the Step Academy entrance on Intake Lane. 

Thursday 5th September 2024 


Induction Day 1  

Years 8-11 


Induction Day 2  

Year 7 

  • Students arrive between 08:00 and 08:20. Students must be in their form seat by 08:25. 
  • Students will be inducted into our current and new routines to support their learning. 
  • Students will have the opportunity to see their friends and receive their timetables. 

Friday 6th September 2024 


Timetabled lessons begin 

  • Students arrive between 08:00 and 08:20. Students must be in their form seat by 08:25. 
  • Students will follow their timetable.  If they have PE, they need to bring their PE kit today. 


Penalty notice fines for school attendance is changing, find out more here.


If you have any problems / queries with your child's return date, please contact the school: info@leedswestacademy.org.uk 


If you have any safeguarding concerns, please visit the safeguarding page on our website for more details:

Leeds West Academy - Safeguarding