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At West St Leonards Primary Academy, we pride ourselves on our excellent teaching and fantastic facilities.

 Our happy, welcoming environment allows children to rise to challenges without a fear of failure and to become confident lifelong learners.

Ofsted has graded us Good with four areas judged Outstanding.  

Flourish, succeed and join us on a journey of excellent learning and friendship

Dominic O’Regan, Principal

Experience life at West St Leonards Primary Academy through our 2020 showreel

Acting Principal with boy pupil


Following our successful Autumn 2020, you can either contact us with any questions or register to be notified of future open days.  

Unable to attend an open day?  This overview gives you a taste of our approach to teaching and provides a  tour of  the reception area.



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We know how to engage children so that they love to learn: themed topics, regular outings to the local beach and woods, and countless practical experiences during the school day. 

Daily lessons in reading, phonics, spelling, handwriting, writing and maths build up the children's core skills. Wherever possible lessons are supported with technology to create learners fit for the future.

We are a national lead school for Talk for Writing – a scheme that first discusses the language that children will need for a particular topic, so that when they come to write it they have all the vocabulary they need.

“The curriculum is inclusive, varied and interesting. Pupils have opportunities to try out new experiences and learn different skills in school and in the local area.”
Ofsted 2016



Our school values are all about pride. They encourage children to reflect on their character and how to build their confidence while showing respect and tolerance in all areas of life: to each other, to staff, to their families and to the wider school environment.

We call it POW: Pride of West St Leonards. 

We support our pupils to use these values to grow up as responsible members of the community. 

There are many ways they can be active members of the school community, too, including peer mediators, eco warriors and sports leaders. 

"My favourite thing about school is getting your POW (Pride of West St Leonards) badge, I just felt so proud to get it."

Year 5 pupil



We have high expectations for every child in our school. 

We work with you, the parents and carers, to help children to reach their potential. We set homework and expect children to read daily at home.

Why? Because reading is everything. It is how we discover the world around us. It is how we learn to distinguish fact from fiction. And it feeds our imaginations. Children who take a love of reading into adulthood will become confident members of society.

When children reach their goals, we celebrate it and hold performances and exhibitions for the wider school community. We like to showcase the successes of all our year groups. 

We are part of the University of Brighton Academies Trust. A family of 15 infant, primary and secondary schools in Sussex, all graded as Good or Outstanding by Ofsted.

Excellence, innovation and integrity are the values that guide us. We support each other, sharing insights and best practice so we never stop improving.  Our mission is to deliver the best possible education for your child.

Being part of the Trust links us to the University of Brighton: a trusted education provider. We work closely with the University’s School of Education which Ofsted has judged as Outstanding for its teacher training programmes.

UoBAT map of academy locations across East and West Sussex

Trustees and the executive team are determined to improve pupils’ life chances through providing high-quality education for all of the pupils in their schools. They maintain a sharp and unerring focus on school improvement.
Ofsted 2019



Choosing the right school for your child is an important and personal decision.

The best place to start is by planning a visit. Please get in touch so you can get a real feel of what we offer.

Following our successful Autumn 2020, you can either contact us with any questions or register to be notified of future open days.