Principal’s Welcome

Welcome from the Principal Designate 

I am delighted to welcome you to Leigh Academy Blackheath, an 11-18 co-education academy that is opening in Blackheath, in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, in September 2018.

As a brand new school we will be welcoming one year group at a time, reaching full capacity in September 2022, when we will have 900 students in years 7-11, and 250 in our sixth form. With 180 year 7 places available for September 2018 we are extremely excited to meet our founding students over the next few weeks at one of our many open events.

Leigh Academy Blackheath is part of Leigh Academies Trust (LAT), one of the most successful, medium sized, multi academy trusts in the UK. As part of the Leigh Trust family we will enjoy working in close partnership with other LAT academies, drawing on their many strengths and experience, in particular Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy who received 1,400 applications for 270 year 7 places this year.

At Leigh Academy Blackheath we are passionate about learning and are driven by the need to develop all of the students in our care into well-rounded, powerful citizens of the future, on both a national and global scale.

I feel very privileged to have been appointed Principal Designate 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.

Please do join us at one of our open events in September and October where I look forward to meeting you in person, and follow us on twitter or facebook for regular updates and news.

Emma Smith

Principal Designate