Our school in brief
Bay Leadership Academy serves the Heysham, Morecambe and Lancaster areas. We are a mixed, 11-19 Specialist Sports College with approximately 900 students on roll, including the Sixth Form, who benefit from an recent extensive re-build in the Sixth Form block, including a completely refurbished common room and state of the art study facilities.
We are soon to join with an academy sponsor, Tauheedul Education Trust, which is a mixed Multi-Academy Trust, running a diverse group of schools across the country. There are currently nineteen schools within TET working together in five regions across the country, known as Tauheedul Education Partnerships. TET is a high achieving Multi-Academy Trust and all of the Trust’s schools that have been inspected so far by OFSTED have been judged to be outstanding. TET schools also enjoy some of the best performance results in the DfE school league tables and, year upon year, Tauheedul pupils secure the lowest absence rates in England. All TET schools share a commitment to a child-centred vision and focus on educational excellence, character development and service to local communities. TET also supports many more schools and aspiring leaders through school improvement and leadership training via the Tauheedul College for Teaching and Leadership. Heysham will benefit from a national network of support, resources and opportunities, as we continue to improve educational standards for our students.
Our site covers approximately seventeen acres and is open and pleasant, with plenty of space and green areas. The buildings are light and well cared for, and the grounds are open and pleasant. In addition to the Sixth Form Block, we have a purpose built reception area at Osborne Road, which also provides access to our hair and beauty salons, sports massage facilities and public membership gym. There are interactive whiteboards in every classroom and class sets of laptops which can be used wherever they are needed. All areas of the school are fully accessible, with ramps and three lifts.
We have two kitchen/dining areas, The Bistro and The Helix Cafe, both of which have been recently developed, and our students enjoy a range of appetising and nutritious meals at breakfast and lunch. We have a cashless catering system which makes serving food much more efficient and allows our free school meals students the anonymity they deserve.
Our sports facilities are second to none in the area. and we have an extensive community dimension, with excellent community links. We have a recently refurbished floodlit 3G Astroturf pitch, which means that we can play outdoor sports all year round and can provide the local community with first class recreational facilities. We operate a state of the art fitness suite which is open for public membership outside school hours and we have a tentile sports hall which is in constant use, either with our students or with community groups. We are also currently in the process of taking ownership of Heysham Swimming Pool, which is scheduled to be opened for community and schools' use in September, 2018.
We are also very proud of our facilities and reputation in the Performing Arts, and we hold frequent musical and dramatic events throughout the year, both in school and in the community. Our staff organise many local, national and international trips, to broaden the educational and cultural horizons of our students.
We have been running the Duke of Edinburgh training scheme for some years now and have students who have passed or are training at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels. From 2017, all students will access the Bronze award.
We offer our students a broad curriculum which we believe is unsurpassed in the area, with all students benefitting from timetabled enrichment opportunities every day. Our "ready to learn", binary behaviour system means that students who want to learn are not disrupted in their lessons.
We are proud to be non-selective and inclusive, and our students achieve their potential, whether that be a place at a red brick university or employment in the wider world.
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