Welcome from the Principal

I am delighted to welcome you to Leigh Academy Blackheath, a place where tradition meets innovation and potential is realised within a nurturing community.  Our purposeful and multi-disciplined 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.

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.

Emma Smith | Principal

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MYP at LAB

Leigh Academy Blackheath became an authorised IB World School for Years 7 and 8 in April 2021, after a successful visit by two renowned IB educators. Later, in November 2021, we saw our authorization extend to Year 9 as well.

At LAB, we take pride in a broad and balanced, constantly evolving curriculum that ensures our students have every opportunity to learn powerful and diverse knowledge with the clear aim of promoting intercultural understanding and respect for others. 

Latest Announcements

Digital Detox Week 2024

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Year 11 GCSE Exams Information

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Click the link below to read the latest NOS guide on Energy Drinks: NOS GUIDE:...

Healthy Relationship Award

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LAB Newsletter Issue 16 – 28th March 2024

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LAT Easter Newsletter 2024

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