Lightcliffe Academy

Lightcliffe Academy

We would like to warmly welcome you to Lightcliffe Academy.

At Lightcliffe Academy it is our fundamental belief that all children have an entitlement to high-quality education and we are committed to providing excellent teaching and learning, pastoral care and additional opportunities for our students to enable them to flourish academically, socially, spiritually and emotionally in a supportive and caring environment. A successful Ofsted inspection in March 2022 recognised the significant improvements that have taken place at Lightcliffe and our students, staff and wider community are proud to be part of our Academy. We are exceptionally proud of our students and, as ambassadors of Lightcliffe Academy, we have high expectations of them.

Through a bespoke and tailored Character Education Programme, “The SHARED Character”, we are committed to ensuring that our students are given opportunities to develop ‘soft skills’ such as perseverance and integrity, so that they are able to sustain success when they leave us and move on to Higher Education or work.  Timetabled Character lessons and leadership opportunities at all levels, alongside a full and broad range of extra-curricular clubs and societies, ensure that this is the case. Our SHARED values underpin everything we do. They make our school a happy place where students feel safe and supported.

Many of our students have tremendous latent abilities and we are passionate about ensuring that we nurture and empower them to reach their full potential. At Lightcliffe we have provided young people and their families with a therapeutic, nurturing, and academically rigorous learning environment. We have established an outstanding pastoral team which includes Counsellors and a designated Nurture lead, who work alongside Heads of Year to ensure that individual student needs are met.

Our academic curriculum has been revised so that every student is able to build upon the progress they made in primary school. We provide a rich, engaging curriculum that challenges our students and provides a wealth of learning opportunities both in and out of the classroom. This, alongside high standards of teaching, enables all students to make good progress from their starting point as they move up the school and onto their post-16 destination. We provide all students with a wide range of extra-curricular activities, and increasingly more educational visits, and we encourage them to get involved.

We look forward to welcoming you to Lightcliffe Academy.

Paul Cooper

Executive Principal


Mrs Jo Hackett

Vice Principal

Mr T Hamill


Miss Emma Inglis

School Address

Lightcliffe Academy

Stoney Lane

School Phone Number

01422 201 028

School Email Address