Admissions Arrangements For 2020-21

Leigh Academies Trust is consulting on proposed changes to admissions arrangements at each of its primary and secondary academies for intakes in September 2020. In particular, this relates to a proposal to provide priority for children adopted from outside England, in line with a request from the Minister for School Standards in November 2017.
The consultation on the proposed changes will run from 23rd November 2018 until 18th January 2019.
You are asked to respond to this consultation to let us know what you think of the proposed changes and you are invited to send your view to
Responses will be collated and presented to the Academy Board for determination in the new year. Once determined the final admission arrangements will be placed on the respective academy website.
Please click on the link to view the policy.

Our curriculum model

Following our recent open events we have been asked for some further details about the subjects our students will study at Key Stage 3 (KS3) and how the curriculum will be arranged at Key Stage 4 (KS4).  Please find an outline of both our KS3 and KS4 curriculum model below.

Wider learning opportunities will be delivered throughout the academic year either as part of project based learning activities or through individual focus days.


Leigh Academy Blackheath is a place where tradition meets innovation.  Our broad and balanced technologically rich curriculum, arranged through bespoke pathways, provides stretch and challenge for all of our students.

Digital technology is the future.  No matter what career our students pursue they will need to perform, succeed and lead with digital confidence and expertise.  Our curriculum and how it is delivered ensures our students develop into powerful digital citizens on both a national and a global scale.

Our curriculum:

  •   Ensures every child in our care; regardless of need, starting point or    background, reaches their full potential.
  •   Provides challenge for all students, and is closely linked to the    working world through partnership and collaboration with industry.
  •   Prepare our students to be powerful digital citizens of the future on    both  a  national and a global scale, placing equal importance on    ‘learning  to  use technology’ as ‘using technology to learn’.

We are relentless in our bid to maximise the potential of every child; teaching them the skills they need to be successful, and nurturing a desire to be lifelong learners.  



Over 300 families attend our first three open events!


Wow, what an exciting few weeks it has been!  We have met over 300 sets of parents and carers already at our recent open events and visited a number of local primary schools to talk about Leigh Academy Blackheath.

Don’t worry if you haven’t had the chance to attend one of our open events yet as we have two this week, both being held at our sister academy Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy (SCWA) on Bexley Road, Eltham.

On Wednesday 27th September you can visit SCWA to see a Leigh Academies Trust school at work, meet the students and staff as well as attend a presentation by our Principal Designate, Emma Smith at 9.45am.  The doors open at 8.45am with last entry at 9.30am.

On Saturday 30th September there will be a chance to hear the presentation at 10am and 11am, and meet the Principal Designate afterwards.

We hope you are able to join us on either Wednesday or Saturday of this week so that we can tell you more about Leigh Academy Blackheath.

Saturday 16th September – Open Day


On Saturday 16th September 2017 we will be holding our first open day event at our sister academy, Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy (SCWA).

Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy, Bexley Road, Eltham, SE9 2PT.

Doors open at 10am and close at 2pm.  There will be an opportunity to tour SCWA with student guides and see a Leigh Academies Trust School in action. I will also be giving a number of presentations throughout the morning so that you can find out more about Leigh Academy Blackheath.

I look forward to meeting you, and our founding students, next Saturday.

Emma Smith, Principal Designate


Leigh Academy Blackheath announces Principal before new secondary school opens in 2018

The new Blackheath secondary school has announced the Principal when it opens in September next year.

Emma Smith, currently the Deputy Principal at Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy in Eltham, will take up the role at Leigh Academy Blackheath when the school opens.

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