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Diversity Guild Theme Day

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Just before we broke up for the Christmas holidays The Co-operative Academy of Leeds held another Guild Theme Day. On 12th December 2013 the Academy designed a days worth of activities that were dedicated to celebrating diversity. We wanted the students to understand why diversity is important and the impact it…

Summer showcase

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Last night, on the 17th July The Co-operative Academy invited parents and students to enjoy our Summer Showcase. There was a variety of acts including performances from the Academy choir, cheerleaders and majorettes. Ruth Yemane gave a fantastic, emotive rap monologue confronting stereotypes and the crowd really enjoyed the duets from Shaunalei McKeen…

Sunny Summer Fair

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The Co-operative Academy of Leeds opened its gates last Saturday 13th July to welcome the local community to join our Prince's Trust Summer Fair. Miss Murphy, along with a selection of students worked incredibly hard to organise the fair that takes place every year. This year we managed to raise over £800 for the Prince’s…

Stephen Lawrence Education Standards

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n the 15th July The Co-operative Academy were awarded Level 2 Stephen Lawrence Education Standards. Mr Thompson, Mr Ali and Miss Vince accompanied 6 students to collect the SLES award at the Leeds City Hall. The SLES programme is endorsed by Leeds City Council and promotes race equality and social cohesion.…

Hillary Benn visits Academy Parliament

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Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP is the MP for Leeds Central which is a really diverse and exciting community, covering Hyde Park, Woodhouse, Little London, Lincoln Green, Burmantofts and Richmond Hill, Osmondthorpe, Belle Isle, Middleton, Hunslet, Holbeck, Beeston, Cottingley and a thriving city centre.  Our school is situated in the heart…

Under 15s Champions

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The Co-operative Academy of Leeds Under 15's Football team celebrate their win agaisnt Swallow Hill 2-2 (5-4 penalties) at The South Leeds Stadium last Friday 3rd May. Well Done to all of those who took part!

Careers Event

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The Co-operative Academy of Leeds in partnership with Leeds Ahead welcomed students and their parents/carers to take part in a careers and jobs fair on the 2nd May. The event was a huge success, providing careers guidance, job and apprenticeship opportunities, CV and application advice and guidance from local businesses. The…

Phoenix Variety Show Success

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Well done to all the students who took part in the Variety Performance ran in conjunction with The Phoenix Dance School Friday 19th April. The event was a complete sell out and the hard work and dedication of students and staff definitely paid off.  Performances included a theatrical performance from the…

Roma Festival 24th june

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The Gypsy Roma Traveller Achievement Service are holding a Roma festival on 24th June 2013. It will take place at the Co-operative Academy of Leeds, Stoney Rock Lane, Leeds, LS9 7HD from 1.15pm until 3.15pm. The aim of the Roma festival is for the Roma community in Leeds to be…

Variety Show Friday 19th April

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Friday 19th April The Co-operative Academy of Leeds will be hosting a Variety Show in conjunction with the Pheonix Dance Theatre. Performances start at 6.30pm Tickets are being sold for £1 from Miss Davies at break and lunch times

Envision - Evening Post

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Teenagers at a Leeds school are on a mission to educate fellow students about weapon crime. Pupils from The Co-operative Academy of Leeds were inspired to take action after teenager Kieran Lee Butterworth died from multiple stab wounds in an attack in Harehills, where many of the school’s students live. They…

Envision Crime Fighting

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A team of young people from the Co-operative Academy are educating over 1000 people about weapon crime in their community, to raise awareness of the issue after a local boy was stabbed and killed within the school ward in February  The team have called themselves the ‘Envision Crime Fighters’ and are…