Leighton Academy A GSG School
- Leighton Academy
Minshull New Road
- Head: Joanna Young
- T 01270 685185
- F 01270 251086
- E head@leighton.…heshire.sch.uk
- W www.leightonacademy.com/
- A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 2 to 11
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Cheshire East
- Pupils: 486
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Current Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 19th May 2011
- Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 12th July 2007
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
There are currently six masters degrees and an ongoing PhD in the staff room. The school’s achievements and awards rival those of many prep schools, and when you walk down the picture-filled corridors it’s hard to imagine you are in...
What the school says...
The school has achieved three outstanding grades from Ofsted between 2004 and 2011.
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What The Good Schools Guide saysThere are currently six masters degrees and an ongoing PhD in the staff room. The school’s achievements and awards rival those of many prep schools, and when you walk down the picture-filled corridors it’s hard to imagine you are in a deprived area, though...
Since 2014 Joanna Young (40s), previously vice principal. She has worked at Leighton for 13 years, as a teacher and foundation stage coordinator.
Places are allocated in line with Cheshire's schools' admission policy; first to those resident within the catchment zone, together with looked after children, then siblings, followed by those not resident but attending a catchment feeder school, those with exceptional domestic reasons and, finally, those living nearest the school.
Special Education Needs
We have a lot of expertise in mainstream special needs provision - the school was included as a best practice example in personalising learning in the GOVERNMENT WHITE PAPER (October 2005). We believe children with special needs should receive an exclusive education in small classes with specialist staff. Whilst our special units have now been closed, the school has retained the expertise of the staff to offer support to children with special needs in mainstream classes. The school also employs a speech therapist for 2.5 days per week and deploys three reading Recovery teachers. Additionally we have devised our own intervention for mathematics aimed at Y1 and Y2.Two of the teachers have specialist dyslexia qualifications. 09-09
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|