Springwell Academy Leeds

Visions and Aims

Welcome to Springwell Leeds Academy

Our Mission:

Our mission is to make a difference. Through an unreserved positive approach Springwell Leeds Academy engages students through creative individualised learning which enables them to gain the academic, social, emotional and independence skills to achieve in learning and in life.


Our Vision:

Our vision is to provide the best possible care and education that we can for children and young people with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs. Unconditional Positive Regard is at the centre of what we do and we are creating an academy that is welcoming, caring, safe, warm and believes that all its pupils can be supported and empowered to succeed. We are creating individual and personalised pathways for our students that are built around their varied needs which will help them achieve positive outcomes and prepare them for their onward destinations into continuing education, work or training. In order to achieve this we have developed a curriculum that provides opportunities for academic progression as well as vocational learning, whilst being engaging, creative, and innovative.

We see strong relationships as the key to our success – with students, parents, carers and the wider community and we ensure that our academies are welcoming safe places for children to learn and prosper. We believe in working closely with our families and carers and welcome their support, but also realise that at times they will need our support too. We work closely with other agencies and schools to make sure we do all we can to make learning and life the best it possibly can be.

Our Aims:

We aim to offer all pupils an equal opportunity to become confident learners in a supportive environment.Our vision is to enable pupils to improve their self-esteem, take responsibility for their behaviour and to be proud of their achievements. Almost all students attend the academy full time, which encourages a sense of belonging and community.  Our clear and consistent structure ensures that pupils feel safe and secure and it enables them to take ownership of their learning.

Governors and Leaders at the school know that our focus on academic attainment is our strongest feature. Experience has proved that students need to feel purposeful about their education and this is the strongest attraction that we offer them. The increase in confidence and self-esteem that drives improvements in behaviour is almost always linked to academic success. It is often difficult to change pupils’ self-perception in a short space of time, but we can show them their own skills, and build their self-worth through academic attainment that has a clear value in their eyes and in the eyes of society.  We will maintain this focus as we go forward into our new partnership with the Wellspring Academy Trust.

What we offer to our Students:-

Small class sizes with about 1 adult to every 3 to 4 children, so that no learner is left without help.

Experienced, qualified teachers who can make sure that our students make rapid progress in their learning, through delivering lessons that excite and motivate them.

A curriculum that matches mainstream expectations at KS2, KS3 and KS4 and has been successful in preparing all of our leavers for college after year 11.

Specific support based on the needs of each student.

Social and emotional needs of students and skilled in dealing with challenges with behaviour.

A fresh start.