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Meet the Coach day

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Working closely with families is a priority for the Academy. So all parents/carers must attend a 'Meet the Coach' appointment before students start back at the Academy in September.  At this appointment, you will be talked through various Academy policies and you will be asked to sign to agree them/or give…

Swap your old uniform for vouchers

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Don't forget you can bring in your old uniform to swap for Love To Shop vouchers! Blazer, tie, jumper, PE shirt and PE hoody (all 5 items) = £10.00 voucher Blazer plus 2 other uniforms items = £5.00 voucher Only uniform in good, clean, wearable condition will be exchanged for vouchers.…

Roma Festival

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This week we held our first Roma Festival, a celebration of the Roma GRT community we have in the Academy.  All of our Roma GRT parents and carers were welcomed in to the Academy for an afternoon of delicious Czech food from Coffee Bar Prague and musical performances and dances from…

Sports Day 2017

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It's been a busy end of term here at the Academy. A few weeks back when the sun was shining we had our Sports Day. All the students and staff spent the day at the John Charles Centre for Sport, watching and competing in track and field events.  Students competing in…

End of year awards celebration assembly

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Yesterday was the last day of the year and we celebrated by inviting the whole school down to Bridge Community Church.  The guilds came down two at a time, (Seacole and Luther King and then Da Vinci and Tomlinson) to celebrate what they've accomplished throughout the year. They started off by…

Nearly £600 raised for St Gemma's Hospice

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Tise and Wardat handed over a giant cheque of almost £600 to St Gemma's Hospice today.  The money was raised through fundraising activities like bake sales, a football tournament and selling knitted Easter chicks.  Well done to all the students involved who helped raise the money and donated their time! 

BTEC Dance perform at Phoenix Dance's Summer Platform

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Our BTEC Dance group work with local company Phoenix Dance, and as part of their course they were invited to perform at their Summer Platform. The Summer Platform showcases local dance talent and is a sell out every year.  The students performed an interpretative dance based on a story about guards…

#AttendanceMatters football tournament

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As part of our #AttendanceMatters incentive students with 100% attendance in July were invited to take part in a football tournament.  Students picked their own teams and competed in the first round of the tournament on Friday afternoon. 

#AttendanceMatters scavenger hunt

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Coming to school every day is very important, it helps make sure that you are getting the most out of your learning experience. You are more likely to succeed in your work if you attend 100%, giving you the best chance of success in the future. Yesterday staff around the Academy…

Bronze Duke of Edinburgh expedition

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Last week some of our students completed their final Duke of Edinburgh Bronze award expedition.  They walked for two days, camping overnight through the (almost) wilderness of Saltaire and Addingham. They used the skills they have been learning after school in sessions run by our staff.  Well done to everyone who…

Day of Memory with Karma Nirvana

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Karma Nirvana is an award-winning British human rights charity, that champions the rights of those affected by honour based abuse and forced marriages.  They offer a national helpline for those in need, and offer support for victims and victims' families. They also provide training for the Police, NHS, Social Services and…

Brownhill students meet our Stephen Lawrence Committee

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Mr Hough from our sister Academy, Brownhill Co-operative Academy brought eight students to meet our Stephen Lawrence Committee. As most people will know the group are named after Stephen Lawrence, a teenager killed in 1993 because of the colour of his skin. The group meet every week to discuss how…

A 'fantabulous' visit from The Archbishop of York

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Last week the Archbishop of York, John Sentamu visited the  Academy to celebrate the work of 166 students, as part of their work with the Archbishop of York's Youth Trust.  The students have been volunteering throughout the year in the local community, embodying the Trust's ethos of 'being the change they…

The Archbishop of York visits the Academy

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The Archbishop of York, John Sentamu is visiting the Academy tomorrow to celebrate our Young Leaders as part of his work with The Archbishop of York Youth Trust.  He will present 166 awards to our fantastic students for all their hard work in Academy and the local community. Mr Mitchell says…

Celebrating our amazing students at our awards evening 2017

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The Co-operative Academy of Leeds annual Awards Evening was held last week at Bridge Community Church, a beautiful new church a stone’s throw from school. Mr Mitchell started off the proceedings by introducing the guest speaker The Investigator who reminded everyone that we all had an inner genius and education will…

Communications Youth Group

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Last week our Communications Youth Group celebrated their last session of the year with a party.  Since March the students have been meeting once a week after school to discuss different issues that we all face here at the Academy and in our wider lives.  The sessions varied from how to…

Kathryn Hibbert explains hate crimes

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Today Kathryn Hibbert from West Yorkshire Police came to the Academy to host an assembly on hate crimes.  Kathryn told the students how there are five sectors of hate crimes in West Yorkshire, but that those relating to race or faith and beliefs are the most common.  She encouraged the students…

Music performances at Year 5 Inspire evening

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Last week gifted and talented Year 5's from local primary schools came to the Academy for our first Inspire evening.  Inspire is our most-able learner programme, which aims to challenge and inspire those students who are gifted and talented in Maths, Science and English.  As part of the evening, Mrs Shaw's…

Academy Closed 30th June and 3rd July

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Please remember that the Academy is closed to students Friday June 30th and Monday 3rd July for a staff training day. 

Kia and Cody perform at the Burmantofts Gala

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This weekend, two of our talented singers performed at the Burmantofts Gala, a celebration of our local community.  Kia from Year 7 and Cody from Year 9 both did amazingly well performing in front of the whole community, sharing the stage with other talented performers from the area.  Well done Kia…