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  • Uniform Change 2024/25

    Published 12/07/24

    Dear Parents/Guardians,

    I hope this letter finds you and your family well. As we prepare for the upcoming academic year, we would like to inform you of some optional changes to our school uniform policy that will take effect from September.

    After careful consideration and consultation with students, parents, and staff, we have decided to update our school uniform to ensure that it continues to reflect our academy values of pride, equity, and hard work. These changes aim to provide a more comfortable and practical attire for our students, whilst maintaining a smart and consistent appearance.

    From September students may wear a Co-op Academy Leeds branded jumper instead of a blazer if they choose to. The jumpers are available from Jo Brand and cost £19.99.

    Additionally, we have relaxed our rules on footwear and from September students may now wear trainers to school provided that they are all black. 

    Please see the attached leaflet for more information about jumpers and school shoes.

    Our expectations around PE kit remain the same; students must wear their Co-op Academy Leeds PE kit on the days they have PE. Other items of clothing are not acceptable, this includes other branded sportswear.

    It is important that all students arrive at school each day with a bag and pencil case with equipment; equipment is available to buy in school should your child need it, but students are expected to arrive at lessons with equipment and will be sanctioned where this is not the case. 

    Thank you for your continued support and cooperation as we strive to enhance our academy community. We look forward to seeing our students proudly wearing their uniform in September.

    Best Wishes

    Natalie Jones


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  • Results Day 2024

    Published 03/07/24
    Please see information below in preparation for Results Day on Thursday 22nd August.
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  • New Academy Parent App

    Published 28/06/24

    Our new Arbor Parent App is live! 

    The Academy is now using the Parent Portal and Parent App, and has set up an account for you. This will allow you to receive messages from the Academy, view behaviour and positive praise points as well as accessing reports and information throughout the academic year.

    To finish creating your account you just need to set a password. Your username is the email address we have on record.

    Go to and click 'Forgot your password?' to finish setting up your account.

    If you have any queries please contact

    Download the App from the App Store for Iphone or Google Play for Android.


    Please allow push notifications to ensure you receive any messages.

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  • Early Finish - Thursday 4th July

    Published 24/06/24

    Dear parent/guardian,

    School will finish at the earlier time of 1:30 pm on Thursday 4th July in preparation for Year 10 and Year 11 parents’ evening.

    Parents’ Evening will take place between 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm. We’d love to see all our Year 10 and Year 11 parents and carers there.

    Your child should begin making appointments with subject teachers in lessons. Please help them by making sure they know what times you are available to attend.

    Best wishes,

    Miss Pearson

    Assistant Headteacher

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  • Year 11 Results Letter 2024

    Published 11/06/24

    Dear Parent/Carer

    As you may already be aware, GCSE results day is Thursday 22 August 2024. All students are welcome to collect their results from school between 10am-11.30pm in the Library.  Students must enter and leave the Academy via the library gate. 

    We are confident that everyone’s hard work during Year 11 will have paid off. Many teachers and other professionals will be present to help celebrate with your young people as they look forward to the next stage in their education and the world of work. Please be assured, however, that we will also have in attendance Miss Williams, our careers advisor, who will be available to support any students with post-16 questions, along with a few colleges.

    If someone is collecting your results on your behalf you need to complete the form on the back of this letter and they need to bring it with them on the day. Please ensure they bring written permission from you and their own photographic identification, for example a driving licence or passport. Please note that if your nominated person comes and does not have this letter, they will not be permitted to collect your results.

    Results not collected will be posted to your home address on Thursday 22 August. If you believe the home address we hold for you may not be correct, please contact the academy as a matter of urgency.

    As an Academy we celebrate achievements and successes, and this may involve publishing photographs of students with their results on social media. No student names will be shown or shared. If you do not want your child’s photo and results to be shared on social media, please can you put this in writing and send this in to school for the attention of the Examinations Officer. 

    Finally, to all those parents and carers whose children will be leaving the Academy, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the support shown to the school throughout their time with us. We wish your child every success for the future. 

    Best Wishes,

    Miss N Jones


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  • Important Information for Year 11 WC 10 June

    Published 07/06/24

    Dear parent/guardian,

    Please see below some important information about the week ahead.

    Monday 10th June

    • All students in school from 8:25am for the GCSE maths exam.
    • P1 & 2 - GCSE Maths exam.
    • P3 - All students in Science revision.
    • P4 - Spanish and Creative Media revision. Students not in these exams will go home (11:50am).
    • P5 & 6 - GCSE Spanish and Creative Media Exams.

    Tuesday 11th June

    • All students in school from 8:25am for the GCSE Science (chemistry) exam.
    • P1 & 2 - GCSE Science exam. After the exam students will go home unless they have the afternoon GCSE history exam.
    • P3 & 4 - History revision.
    • P5 & 6 - GCSE History exam.

    Wednesday 12th June

    • All students in school from 8:25 am for science revision P1.
    • P1 - Science revision.
    • P2 - Leavers assembly.
    • Students will leave school at 10:15am unless they have the GCSE Polish, Portuguese or Persian exams.
    • P3 & 4 - Revision for GCSE Polish, Portuguese or Persian exams.
    • P5 & 6 - GCSE Polish, Portuguese or Persian exams.

    Thursday 13th June

    • P6 - Geography revision

    Friday 14th June

    • Students sitting the GCSE Geography exam in school from 8:25 am for revision in the hall.
    • P1 & 2 - GCSE geography exam.
    • P3 & 4 - All students in school for science revision.
    • P5 & 6 - GCSE Science exam (physics) exam.
    • After the exam shirt signing will take place and students will leave school approx 3pm.

    Throughout this period a quiet study area will be provided for students who choose to come into school to revise for their exams.

    If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me via email at

    Best wishes,

    Miss Pearson

    Assistant Headteacher

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  • School of Sanctuary

    Published 05/06/24

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  • Y11 GCSE Exams 2024

    Published 26/04/24

    Dear Parent/Carer

    The summer GCSE/BTEC exam season begins on Thursday 9 May 2024 and this is the start of a very critical time in your child’s education and future. This letter and the enclosed documents are extremely important so please read them carefully.

    The timetable attached ( is the full summer timetable for all subjects. There will be subjects on here that your child does not study. Students have received a personalised copy of their timetable, along with another copy of our exam’s handbook and JCQ documentation they must read and understand. This information is also available on the school website (

    It is strongly advised that the timetable is displayed in a prominent place and that you familiarise yourself with the dates and times of the exams.

    Morning exams start at 9am and afternoon exams start at 1.30pm, unless otherwise informed. Please ensure that your child arrives in school on time at 8.25am, and ready for the exams. Late attendance to an exam may result in disqualification.

    Students must be present for all exams. We are not able to reschedule any exams as these are set nationally by the exam boards.

    If, during the examination period, they are unable to attend for any exam session(s), please let the school know immediately with the reason. If non-attendance is due to illness, then medical evidence is required. Only with sufficient medical evidence will the exam board consider special provision when awarding a grade.

    Exam Contingency Days

    A contingency date is a day specifically set aside, should sustained national or local disruption arise during the summer 2024 examination series. If disruption happens, the GCSE and/or BTEC examinations would be taken either for the first time or again on that day. The contingency dates for this year are timetabled for the afternoons of the 6th and 13th June as well as the day of 26th June 2024. Your child must be available up to and including this date.

    Should you have any queries, questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me on the number below.

    Yours sincerely,

    Samantha Walker 

    Examinations Officer

    Dragă părinte/îngrijitor

    Sezonul de vară de examene GCSE/BTEC începe joi, 9 mai 2024, iar acesta este începutul unui moment foarte critic în educația și viitorul copilului dumneavoastră. Această scrisoare și documentele anexate sunt extrem de importante, așa că vă rugăm să le citiți cu atenție.

    Orarul atașat este orarul complet de vară pentru toate disciplinele. Vor fi subiecte aici pe care copilul dumneavoastră nu le studiază. Studenții au primit o copie personalizată a orarului lor, împreună cu o altă copie a manualului examenului nostru și a documentației JCQ pe care trebuie să o citească și să înțeleagă. Aceste informații sunt disponibile și pe site-ul școlii.

    Se recomandă insistent ca orarul să fie afișat într-un loc vizibil în casa și să vă familiarizați cu datele și orele examenelor.

    Examenele de dimineață încep la ora 9, iar examenele de după-amiază încep la ora 13:30, cu excepția cazului în care va vom informa diferit. Vă rugăm să vă asigurați că copilul dumneavoastră sosește la timp la ora 8.25 dimineața la școală și este pregătit pentru examene. Întârzierea la examen poate duce la descalificare.

    Elevii trebuie să fie prezenți la toate examenele. Nu putem reprograma niciun examen, deoarece acestea sunt stabilite la nivel național de comisiile de examen.

    Dacă, în timpul perioadei de examen, aceștia nu pot participa la vreo sesiune de examene, vă rugăm să anunțați imediat școala cu motivul. Dacă neprezentarea se datorează unei boli, atunci este necesară dovada medicală.

    Doar cu dovezi medicale suficiente, comisia de examen va lua în considerare prevederi speciale atunci când acordă o notă. Zilele de Contingence ale examenului

    O dată de urgență este o zi special rezervată, în cazul în care apar perturbări susținute la nivel național sau local în timpul seriei de examene din vară anului 2024. Dacă se produce o întrerupere, examinările GCSE și/sau BTEC vor fi luate fie pentru prima dată, fie din nou în acea zi. Datele de urgență pentru acest an sunt programate pentru după-amiezele de 6 și 13 iunie, precum și pentru ziua de 26 iunie 2024. Copilul dumneavoastră trebuie să fie disponibil până la această dată inclusiv.

    Dacă aveți întrebări, întrebări sau nelămuriri, nu ezitați să mă contactați la numărul de mai jos.

    Cu stimă,

    Samantha Walker

    Ofițer de examene

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  • Poverty Proofing© the School Day ​​​​​​​

    Published 25/04/24

    Dear Parents/Carers, 

    Poverty Proofing© the School Day 

    We all know that rising costs of living, job losses and stagnant wages are placing a lot of pressure on family finances and that the pandemic has exacerbated this for many. We are working with your school as it strives to remove any barriers to children’s learning, ensuring pressure on household income doesn’t have a negative impact on any child’s education. 

    We are currently working in Co-op Academy Leeds to support the school to ‘Poverty Proof the School Day’. This means your school is looking to ensure that every child has the same opportunities throughout the school day. We are speaking to all pupils, teachers and governors and would like to get your views as parents/carers too. We will be discussing things such as access to trips, after school clubs and music tuition, the costs of uniform, how free school meals are administered and how children access food during the school day.  

    I will be in school week commencing 6 May 2024 and it would be great to get the views of as many parents/carers as possible. It would be really useful if you could fill in the attached questionnaire and send it in with your child or use the following link:  

    Please submit your responses by Friday 16 May.

    I will also be in the yard before and after school, so please do take this opportunity to come and speak to me in person. 

    We will be working with the school to address the issues raised. All responses are anonymous and you do not have to give your name. 

    Yours sincerely, 

    George Gardner

    Poverty Proofing© Co-ordinator 


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    Published 17/04/24

    Dear Families,

    I am writing to let you know that we have a parent governor vacancy on the Academy Governing Council (AGC) that we are seeking to fill for May 2024.  On behalf of the Trust, I am acting as the ‘returning officer’ in the election process.  

    Parent governors are elected by the parents/carers of pupils at this school to serve a four year term of office and you may, if you wish, put yourself forward for election, using the enclosed nomination form. Parents may self-nominate but if a parent wishes to nominate another parent, they should seek their approval before submitting the nomination.  Please read the information given with this letter. 

    The timetable for the election is:-

    1. Invitations to submit a nomination for a parent governor role issued on Tuesday 16th April 2024

    2. Nomination forms to be returned to me by 12.00 noon on Tuesday 7th May  2024

    3. Ballot papers to be sent to all parents on Thursday 9th May 2024; voting will only take place if there are more nominations than vacancies.

    4. Ballot papers to be returned to me by 12.00 noon Monday 20th May 2024

    5. The votes will be counted on Tuesday 21st May 2024 after which the result will be announced.

    Governors have an important and influential role to play in the life of our school and  they, along with all other governors, are elected or appointed with the single common purpose – to govern the academy in the best interest of pupils. 

    I do hope you will be able to take this opportunity to play an active part in the school’s life by becoming a candidate in this election process and by casting your vote when the time comes. If, in the meantime, you have any queries, please let me know.

    Yours sincerely

    Natalie Jones   


    Returning Officer for Parent Governor Election


    We are seeking nominations from parents for a parent governor vacancy on the AGC.

    This pack contains:

    ●         Information about parent governors

    ●         Information about the role of the AGC

    ●         Information about support arrangements

    ●         An outline of the election process

    ●         A nomination form


    All school AGCs have parent governors. They are elected by parents of children at the school.  For a person to stand for election and to vote in a parent governor election he/she must either be the natural parent of a child registered at the school, or be a person with parental responsibility for, or having care of, such a child.

    If there are insufficient eligible candidates for the vacancies at an election, the Trust can appoint a parent governor, but there are restrictions on who can be appointed.

    Governors normally serve for four years.  If a parent governor ceases to be the parent of a child registered at the school within the period for which they have been elected, he/she may continue to be a governor for the rest of his/her term of office.


    Parent governors have the same rights, responsibilities and duties as other governors.

    Parent governors should play a full and active part in the AGC.

    Parent governors, like other governors, do not have the power to act as individuals or as a group, unless specifically authorised to do so by the AGC.

    Parent governors are not on the AGC simply to represent the interest of parents, or to be the only link with parents because all governors must have regard to these issues.


    The AGC, together with the Trust and Headteacher, set the aims and policies of the school.  The Headteacher is responsible for the day to day management of the school.  Together the AGC and Headteacher must ensure the school provides good quality education and helps to raise standards.


    The main duties and responsibilities of the AGC are: 


    ■     Building and maintaining close relations between the school, The Co-op Academies Trust, the Headteacher, staff, students and stakeholder groups to promote the effective operation of activities

    ■     Working with partner organisations to ensure the effective delivery of services

    Strategy and Performance

    ■     Ensuring improved outcomes in terms of student attainment and the rating awarded

    ■     Establishing clear and challenging objectives around school improvement, curriculum development, behaviour, attendance and safeguarding to deliver the agreed plans and strategy for educational outcomes and regularly review performance against those objectives

    ■     Ensuring the effective implementation of AGC decisions by the Headteacher and school leadership team

    ■     Holding the Headteacher to account for the effective management of the school and delivery of the educational outcomes

    ■     Ensuring the long term sustainability of the school


    ■     Upholding the values of The Co-op Academy Trust by example and ensuring that the values are reflected in AGC discussions and decisions and promoted throughout the school

    ■     Ensuring that the school promotes equality and diversity for all its staff, young people and other stakeholders


    To be an effective member of the AGC, it takes time.  You will need to prepare for and attend at least six AGC meetings per year.  In addition, some governors take on other ‘link’ roles such as Special Educational Needs governor or Safeguarding governor or participate in working groups to oversee small projects, or particular areas of priority. 

    The amount of time you will need to give depends on how involved you become but the AGC cannot operate effectively with passengers.  You must be prepared to take more than an interest.


    The Co-op Academies Trust provides support services and training for governors.

    All governors receive membership to the National Governors’ Association (NGA) which provides:

    ■     Weekly e-newsletter - during term time which keeps governors up-to-date with important government and education related news, including policy announcements, information on consultations, legislation, guidance and new research.

    ■     Governing matters magazine - published six times a year, is essential reading for governors providing strategic leadership in schools and academies. each issue includes the latest news on changes in policy, advice and guidance.

    ■     Free places at NGA member events and conferences

    ■     Guidance centre - the information hub for governors -  access to best practice resources including finance; staffing; Ofsted; curriculum; special educational needs; legislation, and school improvement.

    Training and development opportunities are provided through face to face in-house training provided by the Trust staff, through on-line modular learning through NGA’s Learning Link programme and arrangements made locally by AGCs.  

    If you require more information about being a governor speak to the Headteacher at your child’s school or contact the Trust’s Governance Team by emailing


    Parents are asked to nominate themselves using the Parent Governor Nomination Form included in this pack and also available from the school office.

    The nomination form needs to be completed and submitted to the school office in a sealed envelope for the attention of the Headteacher / Returning Officer.  If you are unable to submit it at school, please send it for the attention of the Headteacher / Returning Officer to  

    In the event that more parent nominations than vacancies are submitted, all parents will be asked to vote for their preferred candidate.  Ballot papers to be sent to all parents on Thursday 9th May 2024. Voting will only take place if there are more nominations than vacancies.

    Parents will be asked to fill in the ballot paper and place it in the sealed box located in the school office no later than 12.00 noon Monday 20th May 2024.  If they are unable to submit their ballot paper at school, they should send it for the attention of the Headteacher / Returning Officer to  A checking process will be in place to ensure that each parent only submits one ballot paper and votes for one  candidate only.  The names of the candidates standing for election will be on the ballot papers, along with their personal statements; no other names will appear on this paper.

    The results of the election will be announced on Tuesday 21st May 2024.


    Please enter IN BLOCK LETTERS the name and address of the person being nominated for election:

    Name: ___________________________________________________________________



    Signature of person nominated:


    Signature of proposer (if different to nominee):


    Name and address in BLOCK letters of proposer (if different to nominee):


    Personal Statement (maximum 250 words)

    I wish to submit my nomination for the election of parent governor.  I declare that the information I have supplied is accurate.  If elected, I agree to:

    ■     abide by the terms of the Code of Conduct which applies to AGC members

    ■     commit to attending regular meetings of the AGC

    ■     uphold the values of the Trust and the Academy 

    Signed: ........................................................................... (candidate)

    Date: ..............................................

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  • March Newsletter

    Published 28/03/24

    Would you like to contribute to our School Newsletter?

    Has your child done something amazing inside or outside the Academy?

    Why not get in touch and let us know about it?

    We want to feature our students’ successes in the newsletter and let our community celebrate with you.

    Email success stories and feedback to

    Got feedback about the newsletter? Let us know at the same address!

    We always appreciate your feedback.

    Have a wonderful break. See you on Monday 15th April.

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  • Year 11 Key Information

    Published 19/03/24

    Dear Parent / Guardian,

    Year 11 students are currently preparing for their final exams. The GCSE exam season begins in 6 weeks and I am writing to let you know about the plan of support we are putting in place.

    1. Interventions will continue to run for core subjects during PSHE.

    2. From the 18th March we have increased the before school, lunchtime and after school revision sessions. Please see the timetable linked here: Y11 Revision Offer Phase 3 2024

    3. The library will continue to stay open until 5pm to provide a quiet independent student facility

    4. All students will collect Easter holiday revision packs from their teachers - please check that your child has brought this home and support them to organise their time over the break to complete this.

    5. Over the Easter holiday there is a programme of revision sessions running - see the schedule here: Y11 Easter revision 2024 

    6. After the Easter holiday students will be given an updated timetable with targeted after school revision sessions identified. Please check this with your child and support them to attend.

    7. Students will be provided with an online revision timetable to support them in planning their time after the holiday. This will be accessible via their google classroom - please support your child in accessing this.

    8. Finally, students are working towards a ‘Passport to the Prom’. Every time they hand in homework they will receive 2 points and every time they attend a revision session they will receive 5 points. Students will need to achieve 150 in total. 

    Please contact me via email at:  if you have any queries about this or wish to talk about how you can support your child through the intense exam period. There is now a Year 11 Study Hub on our website where you can find more details about the above.

    Ramadan and Wellbeing

    As I am sure most of you are aware, the Holy Month of Ramadan has started. Ramadan began on the 11th March and will end on or around 9th April 2024 (depending on the new moon), with Eid-ul-Fitr falling on either the 9th or 10th April 2024.

    As one of the Five Pillars (basic religious duties) of Islam, fasting is a part of the month-long celebration. Muslims believe there are a lot of advantages to fasting, like feeling closer to God, leading a healthier lifestyle, creating better habits, improving self-awareness and establishing better relationships with others.

    Attendance during this period is as important as at any other time of the year. We respectfully ask you to make sure that you continue to honour your educational responsibilities such as attending every day and attending revision after school in preparation for your GCSE exams. 

    Students who are fasting will be monitored during the school day and parents / carers will be called if any child shows signs of being unwell. 

    Yours sincerely,

    Miss Pearson 

    Assistant Headteacher 

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