Welcome to St Edward’s Church of England Academy
I am very proud to welcome you to St Edward’s Church of England Academy, Leek. Our Academy is a mixed school for students aged 9-13 and is proud to be a Christian community.
We aim to provide the highest quality of education to the young people in our care within a community whose ethos, vision and mission are based on the teachings of Jesus and the belief that every person is loved and accepted by God. This is summed up in our motto: Learn for Life.
At St Edward’s, we want all our pupils to achieve well academically and we take great care to ensure that we have an appropriately broad and balanced curriculum and pastoral structures to allow this. The links between the pastoral care, academic achievement and enrichment opportunities are designed to enable every pupil to reach his or her potential.
To develop the whole person a myriad of extracurricular and out of classroom experiences are available from chess club to our vegetable garden, from the rugby team to our drama club. We have an opportunity for every child to demonstrate their talents or discover a new interest.
The school opened in 1981, in buildings formerly occupied by a boys’ high school and since then various alterations and extensions have been made to improve the premises. The latest developments have involved the construction of two new classrooms, the complete refurbishment of one of our labs, new roofing, renovation of the gym into a Sports hall and most recently the refurbishment of the library. We are part of the Leek Education Partnership, a partnership of 17 local schools, please see our LEP page for more information. In addition, we have a collaboration agreement with the Talentum Learning Trust which consists of Churnet View Middle School, Westwood College and Leek High School.
I extend a personal invitation to you, to visit us to meet with both the staff and pupils, who will demonstrate the outstanding education St Edward’s Church of England Academy, Leek has to offer to your children.