Leeds West Academy

A Unique School Community

Supporting an Outstanding Open Evening

On Wednesday 20th September, Leeds West Academy opened its doors to families and prospective new students for Open Evening 2017. During the evening, the school showcased a vibrant curriculum - both academic and extracurricular - with taster sessions across all subjects.

Mr Wilcocks, Principal of Leeds West Academy, said: "Many thanks to everyone who attended our vibrant evening which truly demonstrated the incredible education which Leeds West Academy provides. From Year 7 up to Sixth Form, the event was supported by students who had given up their own time to communicate to our local families about the high expectations we have for every young person who attends our school. I would like to extend very special thanks to our students for supporting the evening, which included speeches to huge audiences in our theatre. Some of these students are only a few weeks into their first term with us and demonstrated incredible confidence and public speaking skills. Thank you and well done!"

A whole host of activities was on offer for students to experience, including explosive science demonstrations, sports activities in the gym, live performances in the theatre and taste of a popular canteen menu.

At Leeds West Academy, we believe that our comprehensive education provides opportunities for students to develop their creativity, resilience and leadership experience, alongside a rigorous focus on improving skills, knowledge and understanding in a variety of subjects.

We have a strong emphasis on all students reaching their potential in literacy and numeracy, whatever their starting points. This holistic approach to developing every child as an individual will prepare them for the high standards we expect at school and the world beyond.

Responses received on the night included:


Wow - you've really gone all out for Open Evening!


We had a lovely time - big well done everyone who put a show on for us - they were all amazing...


Great open evening - really changed my mind!


Great to see the principal showcase his oompa loompas at the open evening last night!


Couldn't make it? Contact us for a personal tour

If you require any special assistance or would like to arrange an independent tour at another time, please contact us at info@leedsewestacademy.org.uk or call 0113 229 54 54.