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Small Heath School

About Us

Welcome from the Executive Principal

Thank you for your interest in Small Heath Leadership Academy.

We believe that the Academy will be a fully comprehensive and inclusive community that enables and empowers our students to achieve outstanding academic progress and develop as mature young people.

Our ambition is to create an exciting place to learn and to encourage our students to become independent learners in a safe and secure environment. The Academy will create an atmosphere in which hard work and discipline combine to provide our students with the determination and motivation on to succeed. In return, we expect a high level of commitment and endeavour from them, as well as very high standards of personal appearance and behaviour.   

I believe that our excellent facilities, in conjunction with high quality teaching, assessment and learning, will offer your child an opportunity to succeed at every stage of their education. Much of what we do is designed to find the key that unlocks their interests and skills, enabling them to be successful during their time here and beyond.

Ambitious targets for all students will be set by learning areas and monitored by senior staff. Our tracking and assessment system enables teachers to monitor individuals’ progress and to update parents/carers regularly about their child’s attainment, progress and targets.   As well as setting rigorous academic standards, we will strive to develop the moral, social and spiritual values and skills of all our young people so that they can become active and considerate global citizens.

Children are natural optimists. It is our mission to maintain that optimism throughout their time at the school and into their working lives.

I passionately believe that there is no limit to what a young person can achieve if they are given the right levels of encouragement and high-quality learning opportunities.

I look forward to working with you to enable the best for your child. 

Mr G.P Harkness

Executive Principal