Our Vision - Excellent Learning and Friendship

West St Leonards Primary Academy belongs to the University of Brighton Academies Trust, which is sponsored by the University of Brighton. The University has a longstanding commitment to Hastings and a vision to help everyone connected to their academies to achieve excellence.

As the sponsor, the University is in a strong position to help West St Leonards to achieve excellence for its pupils. The School of Education is judged by Ofsted to be Outstanding and they are committed to helping improve teaching and learning for your child. We will work with you as parents to help us achieve this.

Our aim is to help every child, your child, to succeed in school – to develop their strengths and interests and become a successful, well-rounded individual. We hope that you will join with us all in this exciting venture.


We are enthusiastic about our learning at West St Leonards Primary Academy. We aim to:

  • Provide challenge so that children and staff achieve their best
  • Encourage respect and tolerance so that all are included
  • Provide consistent high expectations so that pupils reach their potential and are ready for the next stage of their learning.

Working together as a family of Academies we aim to further develop the teaching and learning for our communities. Our expertise and good practice will be enhanced through this joint work supported by the University. Outstanding teacher training provision will enable us to grow as learning communities as we aspire to become outstanding in our own right. Our goal is always to give every child the very best opportunities so that they can move successfully onto the next phase of their education.