A Warm Welcome to Lightcliffe Academy

We would like to welcome you to our new look website and hope that it gives you a real flavour of our school. Lightcliffe Academy is a vibrant 11-18 comprehensive school with a strong and positive ethos.  At Lightcliffe Academy, we are extremely proud of our students and their achievements and we are delighted that the vast majority of our students choose to stay in our Sixth Form in order to continue their education Post 16. Student Leadership is strong across school and our students continue to make a positive contribution to the school and the wider community. Our values of friendship, respect, leadership and excellence drive our work and ensure that all students are known, valued and understood. In May 2014, we were visited by Ofsted who placed our school in special measures. You can read the full report by clicking on the Ofsted link below.

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Lightcliffe Academy Ofsted information

Following the inspection, our goal is to ensure that the positive ethos that is evident manifests itself into a culture of high achievement for all students from their different starting points. We recognise that there are many challenges that lie ahead in terms of achieving this and by working together, we are confident that we can make a real difference to the lives of the young people at our school. We are pleased that the report acknowledges the contribution made by Sixth Form students and the pride our students have in themselves and their support for our school. This highlights that there is much to build upon in our improvement journey.

The inspection has given our school a real lever for rapid and sustained improvement and recent changes to the leadership of the school, the pastoral system and the curriculum are beginning to have a real impact. Our absolute focus moving forward is to improve the quality of teaching and learning for our students so that they enjoy school and achieve highly.