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Joseph Leckie Academy

  • Develop, Inspire, Promote, Encourage & Respect

General Academy Information

The Academy Day

From the 8th of March the timings of the Academy day will change slightly. Please see the altered timetable below.

8.30 am Entry for Students through the designated entrance for their year group*
8.40 am Morning Registration and/or assembly

Bell (5 min movement)

9.00am Period 1
10.00am Period 2
11.00am Break
11.10am Warning Bell
11.15am Period 3

Period 4 and afternoon registration for Years 7,9,11,12& 13

Lunch for Year 8 (Canteen)

Lunch for Year 10 (West Hall)


Period 4 and afternoon Registration for Years 8, 10, 11, 12 and 13

Lunch for Year 7 (Canteen)

Lunch for Year 9 (West Hall)


Period 4 and afternoon registration for Years 7, 8, 9 and 10

Lunch for Year 12/13 (Canteen)

Lunch for Year 11 (West Hall)

1.45pm Bell (5 Minute Movement)
1.50pm Period 5
2.50pm End of School - Students leave by specified Gates. 

Please note that during lunchtime students MUST NOT cross the bridges over to Science/ Technology/PE/CBB/KWB. They must stay in the designated area on the yard marked by the red lines.

Students in the West Hall will use the West End toilets. There is a one-way system in operation in these areas.

Students using the canteen will use the downstairs toilets in the KWB2. There is a one-way system in operation. Students must leave the building and return to their designated zone.

Break time food will be available to purchase within the set zones (based around their form time buildings) for each year group. Students must use the toilets attached to their zone and stay within the marked boundaries. 

*Entry Zones for Year Groups

Year 7 - Lord St Gates(Keep Left)
Year 8 - Lord St Gates (Keep Right)
Year 9 - West Bromwich Road Gates
Year 10 - KW2 (New Building) Entrance
Year 11 - Path Via Side of Main Car Park (Next to MyPlace)
Year 12/13 - Via Old Building Reception


Travelling to the Academy

It is very important for your son/daughter to get to and from the Academy safely.

In recent years a number of improvements have been made in and around the Academy site to help this.

Walking and cycling paths have been laid, new traffic lights installed at Walstead Road/West Bromwich Road and at Bell Bridge, a pelican crossing by Lord Street, traffic calming road humps, the addition of street lights and a secure cycle storage unit on site.

There are also things that you can do to help with safety:

  • Make sure your son/daughter knows at least two contact telephone numbers in case of an emergency.
  • Encourage them to travel with their friends and remind them about “Stranger Danger.”
  • Know how long it should take them to journey to and from the Academy.
  • If they are being driven to the Academy, please drop your child off at a safe point and be respectful of local residents’ drives. 
  • Please do not park outside or block entry to the Academy.

Local Bus Info:

No 45: Walstead Road West
No 4/4H/4M: West Bromwich Road
No 401E: Walstead Road West

Tel: 0871 200 22 33

Local Train Info:

Bescot Stadium
Bescot Crescent
Walsall WS1 4NH

Tel: 08457 48 49 50

Bicycle and Road Safety Info:

The Pastoral Care System

The aim of the pastoral care system is to oversee and support the care of learning. This contributes towards the development of the personal, social and academic development of all students in the Academy. 

The Academy prides itself on offering experienced and well-organised pastoral leaders and tutors to support each student’s individual needs. The system operates through an individual year system.

The house system will continue to operate for sporting as well as other events and activities.

The Year System and Houses

Students are looked after and supported throughout their time at Joseph Leckie Academy by their Form Tutor and Head of Year (HOY).

Heads of Year manage the overall behaviour, pastoral care and oversee the safety of youngsters in each year group.There are six Heads of Year from Year 7 through to Sixth Form.

Each year group has a dedicated team of around ten Form Tutors who play a vital role in greeting students each day, checking uniform and equipment, whilst ensuring that students are happy, safe and ready to begin their studies every day. Any issues or concerns raised by the Form Tutor are passed to the Head of Year or safeguarding officer swiftly.

Heads of Year are additionally responsible for attendance, behaviour and discipline within the year group as well as being there to provide help, advice and support to students and their families in their care.

Each year group and HOY is linked to a designated member of the Academy Leadership Team (LT link). The LT link, supports the Head of Year and tutor teams directly, so as to offer a direct route to the Principal, governors or safeguarding lead.

In addition to the year system each student in years 7 to 10 are allocated a house. The house system provides support networks and opportunities through a range of house activities such as inter-form and inter-house competitions. Each house as a designated House Coordinator (HC), they are responsible for ensuring participation in competitions and engagement in the school community.The HC will also intervene with students who are not accessing enrichment provision in order to help break down barriers and build confidence.

Rewarding Good Work and Behaviour

The Academy has a reward system in place which enables students to gain 'Vivo's' for their effort, attainment, attendance and punctuality etc.  

Each student has on online Vivo account which they can spend their well deserved Vivo's on any item of their choice depending on the amount of Vivo's they have.

Bullying Is NOT Tolerated

Joseph Leckie Academy believes that students should learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment without fear.

Bullying is an act of anti-social behaviour and cannot be accepted.

To view our anti-bullying policy click here.

If you are a student and are being bullied, you can click here and report it anonymously on our SHARP system.

Our Student’s Mental Health and Wellbeing is hugely important to us

Joseph Leckie Academy is focused on ensuring that all of its students and staff have support and guidance when it comes to their mental health and well-being. A dedicated support network has been developed at the school to make sure that students feel comfortable, supported and free to express concern.

To view our Mental Health and Well-being Policy click here

To view our Mental Health and Well-being Development Plan click here

Student Code of Conduct

Our expectations of our students are set out in our Student Code of Conduct.

Please click here to view.