Welcome from the Principal
I am delighted to welcome you to Leigh Academy Blackheath: an 11-18 comprehensive secondary school that opened in the Royal Borough of Greenwich in September 2018. Growing one year group at a time, in September 2022 we will reach full capacity: providing 180 student places in each year group from 7-11, and 250 student places in the sixth form.
Leigh Academy Blackheath is a place where tradition meets innovation and potential is realised within a nurturing community. Our purposeful and multidisciplined learning environment creates a climate where students not only acquire knowledge, but also master the essential problem solving and critical skills needed to succeed and lead in the 21st century. Our community is collaborative and, together, we ensure our students develop into powerful citizens for a digital future.
We believe in building strong partnerships with parents and carers, working closely together to ensure all learners succeed. We pride ourselves on the positive working relationships we form at Leigh Academy Blackheath, not only between students and teachers but also between the academy and home.
‘The leadership and staff at Leigh Academy Blackheath are very supportive and caring’ Founding parent
Our values of Respect, Integrity, Ambition, Scholarship and Resilience permeate everything we do and our small school, human-scale education model, delivered through a college structure, ensures the educational experience for every student is personalised.
‘Our son has adjusted well at Leigh Academy Blackheath, we can see his confidence grow everyday’ Founding parent
Being part of a college family helps our students to understand the value of community and their place within it. Our inclusion team works across the academy: providing support for the individual needs of all our students. They engage with a range of external agencies to ensure that all students receive the right support to effectively prepare for adulthood and make good progress, both academically and pastorally.
‘There is an underlying reassurance at Leigh Academy Blackheath that our son will have a wonderful education’ Founding parent
I feel very privileged to have been appointed Principal and to have the opportunity to lead what will be a unique and inspirational place of learning within my own community. Having lived in Blackheath for nearly 20 years, and raising my own family here, I am truly passionate about building a school which meets the needs of our community.