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Joseph Leckie Academy

  • Leadership, Empathy, Community, Kindness, Integrity & Environment

Chief Executive Officer's Welcome


Welcome to our Academy website, and thank you for your interest in our work. I am delighted to introduce myself as the Chief Executive Officer and I look forward to meeting you very soon.

Joseph Leckie is an academy with a rich history, high expectations of everyone and a strong foundation upon which to build further. In a competitive and rapidly changing world, we face the future together to secure the best possible outcomes for our young people.


Here at Joseph Leckie we have a strong vision and clear aims for everyone. We aim to provide a learning environment where everyone feels safe and enjoys coming to school every day. We strive to maximise achievement and remove any barriers to learning and we work in partnership, as one team, to equip all of our students to be confident and effective young people and lifelong learners.

We are a school where students are given the confidence and capacity to flourish because of our strong values of inclusion and our celebration of diversity.  We are an extremely friendly and supportive academy with an excellent team of staff and positive relationships that underpin all areas of academy life.

We believe in setting high standards for everyone connected to the academy. We want everyone to aim high and develop the belief and self-confidence so that they can go anywhere, do anything and become whatever they aspire to become. We want them to achieve beyond what they ever thought was possible and most importantly, to recognise that everyone associated with the school is a part of one team, working together for the benefit of all. 

We are an outward-facing school, proud of our growing links and partnerships with other schools, employers and community organisations. All pupils benefit greatly from our excellent resources and facilities, our new buildings which enable innovation and an embedded culture of learning beyond the classroom.

We are all living and working within times of great change.  Joseph Leckie Academy will always seek to be at the leading edge of change and to harness the benefits of change to improve outcomes for all.  Our aim is that all of our pupils will leave us fully prepared for the rapidly evolving world of work, able to make a valuable contribution to society and lead healthy and successful lives.

​Joseph Leckie is already one of the highest performing secondary schools in the region and is an exciting and inspirational place to work and study - please come and see for yourself, I look forward to meeting you and showing you around.

Mr James Ludlow - Chief Executive Officer