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.


Key stage 3 curriculum (Yr 7, 8 & 9)

At Leigh Academy Blackheath we follow the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme and are working towards being an IB recognised Academy.

Through our values at Leigh Academy Blackheath we demonstrate the MYP vision and values:


The MYP teaches students self-respect, respect for others and respect for their communities and the environment.


Through both conceptual and debatable questions integrity is both modelled and encouraged.


The MYP encourages students to think and act ambitiously, thinking beyond their daily lives. Assessments are designed to encourage students to show the depth of their understanding.


MYP is an engaging and challenging curriculum that puts students at the centre of their learning, through the IB Learner Profile. It encourages students to be responsible for and active in their learning.


Many of the IB Learner Profile traits develop resilience in learning. Reflection is valued and students are constantly challenged to improve and always produce the best work that they can.


Key Stage 4 Curriculum (Years 10 & 11)
The Key Stage 4 curriculum is arranged into 3 pathways: L,  A,  B.