Year 10 parents' evening will be taking place this Thursday, 23rd February.

"MK Dons FC are proud to be working with Sir Herbert Leon Academy; their sports facilities are first class and I would encourage any aspiring footballers to sign up to their 11 aside programme run in partnership with MK Dons Sport & Education Trust and delivered by academy standard coaches and qualified teaching staff" - Robbie Neilson, First Team Manager, MK Dons FC

SHLA Students Celebrate Best Results for Three Years!

Sir Herbert Leon Academy students are celebrating the best Year 11 results for three years. The number of students achieving C grades in both English and Maths GCSE (Basics Measure) has doubled and our vocational results have increased significantly.

Our highest performing Year 11 students were  Raihaan Ali who secured 6 A*s, 3 As and 1 B grade,  Cameron Sinclair who secured 2 A*, 2 As and 6 B grades, Rahima Hussain who secured 4 As, 5 Bs and 1 C grade and Dorina Csorba who gained 2 A*s, 3 As and 4 Bs. We wish all of these students great success in their Post-16 studies.

Principal, Dr Jo Trevenna, says “After a period of change and instability, Sir Herbert Leon Academy has made significant improvements this year. I am very proud of our students and staff – this is a wonderful school community. Whilst we still have a lot to do, I am delighted to say that Leon is getting back to its best.”


Post-16 students at Sir Herbert Leon Academy have secured some outstanding results this summer.  The

vocational programme continues to flourish with students studying on the Level 3 BTEC Performing Arts, BTEC Media, BTEC Sport and BTEC ICT programmes achieving incredible results.


One of our top performing students, Bryony Jones, secured triple Distinction* in Sport and is moving on to study Sport & Exercise Science at the University of Bedfordshire.  Other vocational successes include Zoe Ashe who secured a double Distinction* and Distinction in Performing Arts and Gulum Kibria who secured a triple Distinction* in ICT. These students have worked extremely hard to secure these highest possible grades.

We are also proud to say that our fledgling A level cohort have secured some excellent grades with Michal Mazur achieving an A grade in A Level Polish, Maria Giaso securing an A grade in A Level Greek, Anna Loftus securing a B in French and Sola Hamza achieving a B in Sociology. As the cohort grows, we will see more and more students achieving these top grades.

Many of our Year 13 cohort have secured places at various universities around the country. Commenting on their successes, Director of Post-16, Faye Causer, says ‘I am extremely pleased with the efforts and the commitment shown by the students. They all have bright futures ahead and I wish them the very best of luck.’


Earn your STRIPE
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We firmly believe that a clear, fair, rewards system is at the heart of a good school. We recognise and promote student achievement, contribution and leadership through the six core values of STRIPE: Self-management, Teamwork, Reflective Learning, Independent Learning, Participation and Experimental thinking. These core values will set our students on a path to success, not only in academic life, but in the wider world. Staff will be looking to award Vivo points to students who are demonstrating these core values in and outside of lessons.

In each year group, students are encouraged to earn a set tariff of Vivos in each skill area. Vivos can be earned by students in a variety of ways both in and out of lessons. Once students have achieved the tariff in every section, they can use their Vivo points to purchase their STRIPE, which will be in the form of a school tie with either a bronze, silver or gold stripe. At the end of each term, students will also be able to use their Vivos to enter raffles to go on year group trips, which will run every six weeks. Finally, students can choose to collect their Vivo points over the longer term and cash them in for a variety of items including iPhones!

  Welcome to the Sir Herbert Leon Academy

Principal’s Welcome

We have started the new academic year strongly following our best set of results in three years. We have doubled our Basics measure of English & Maths GCSE grade C and above and we have seen a significant increase in the number of students staying with us into sixth form.

After a period of instability at the Academy, I am pleased to say that our journey of improvement is well underway.  We have been joined by some outstanding teachers who will help us ensure that our Year 11 and sixth form students achieve even better results next summer. We are committed to providing a well-rounded curriculum, inspiring and effective teaching, supportive structures and a positive environment for our learners.

Dr. Jo Trevenna

Dr. Jo Trevenna

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