A L.E.A.D. Academy


  • October 4, 2016

    Celebrating Awards

    Well done to those of you who completed activities over the summer that helped you to achieve hours and awards with the Children’s University. Mr Hornby recently celebrated a number of achievements in assembly. Bronze Award Andrew Y5 Jessica Y5   Silver Award Jessica Y5 Lexie KS1 Alfie Y5   Silver Certificate Rowan Y6   Bronze […]

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  • September 27, 2016

    A Cricket Star!

    Congratulations to Atticus, who has been given a place in the Derbyshire County Cricket team. We look forward to supporting you and hearing how you get on.

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  • September 17, 2016

    A Special Delivery!

    In June, all the school councillors got together and made a card for the Queen, due to the fact that it was her 90th birthday. Three months later, we received a reply from her Lady-in-Waiting and her Majesty herself!!! We were all very delighted!!! If anyone would like to take a look at the letter […]

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  • September 6, 2016

    Welcome Back

    Welcome back to the new school year. We hope you all had a lovely summer. The children all arrived looking smart in their school uniforms and ready to learn. Thank you for the postcards, we loved reading about what the children had been up to during the holidays. Some children completed as many as 7 […]

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  • I went to the Town Hall in the City Centre, on Thursday 7th July. I went because I had got 100 hours of learning through the Children’s University. We were given badges for how many hours we did. I achieved my bronze, silver, gold and ruby bronze for 130 hours.  I enjoyed it because we […]

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  • Exciting Computer news – Our children will be learning about the exciting possibilities of computer programming in 2016, with the help of a batch of Codebug devices supplied by Yorkshire-based global electronics distributor Farnell element14.  The Codebug is a small, bug-shaped device designed specifically to provide children with a safe, easy to use introduction to programming and digital literacy. […]

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  • June 19, 2015


    This week (19th June) will be the last version of the paper newsletter this term. We are going to experiment with the newsletter only going on our website. Mr Rossiter will put a link on the website next Friday to an online survey asking for your views on our decision. We can then act upon […]

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  • June 5, 2015

    Kindness Day

    12th June is International Kindness Day. We will be celebrating kindness in school and reinforcing our belief that we should always choose kindness. Please take some time over the next couple of weeks to talk to your child about what makes a kind friend, and ways they can be kind to everyone! We will be […]

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  • I have this week received an email from Sainsbury’s apologising for their mistake regarding the number of vouchers submitted last year. After several months of discussions they have finally credited our account with 45000 vouchers, which is what we actually collected and we can use these along with the ones collected this year to purchase […]

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  • April 27, 2015

    Fun Maths Roadshow

    Children from years 2 to 6 have taken part in maths activities run by the Fun Maths Roadshow. They all had a brilliant time solving problems and puzzles independently. Here are some of their reflections: “Before we started we were told which problems were the most challenging so it was really rewarding when we when […]

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