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Our Academies

The White Rose Academies Trust is a local Trust dedicated to raising and fulfilling the ambitions of young people. Our academies are based in some of the most diverse and challenging areas of the UK, but all have at their core a truly inspirational student community. We are confident that our students will be the leaders of the future and that under their leadership, communities and nations will be radically transformed.


Alder Tree Primary was built in the 1930s and was previously named Potternewton Primary School, changing to Mill Field Primary School in 2007 after merging with another local primary school, Miles Hill Primary. Alder Tree Primary joined the trust in December 2020. 


Alder Tree Primary is a school educating children from ages 3 to 11. Alder Tree is passionate about supporting the early development of children in North-East Leeds and is proud to be part of the White Rose Academies Trust.

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Leeds City Academy joined the trust in September 2014 and is one of the most rapidly improving schools within the Leeds area and county of West Yorkshire. We are an 11-16 Academy and one of four schools within the White Rose Academies Trust, a Trust recognised nationally for its ground-breaking and transformational impact on the lives of the young people it serves. The academy had a Section 5 Inspection in May 2019 achieving an overall 'Good' judgement with Leadership and Management judged as 'Outstanding'. 


Our highly motivated and talented students are at the very centre of everything we do and the shared mission of all our stakeholders is to work ‘In Partnership’ in securing the aspirations and ambitions of every one of our young people. The very strong ethos that exits within and across the academy is based on a clear set of values, used to shape behaviours, relationships, and partnership.    


Our academy is a unique and truly inspirational place to work and is greatly enhanced and enriched by our wonderful student body who come from a diverse range of different cultures, heritages, and experiences, making the Academy and community an amazing place to study and work.  

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Leeds East Academy joined the trust in September 2014 and is a diverse and vibrant school community which has recently been judged as ‘Good’ across all areas of the Ofsted framework. In the Ofsted report inspectors commented; "Leaders' aspirations for the school are high. They are determined that all of their pupils, regardless of background, will achieve as highly as possible. Leaders have created an ambitious and optimistic culture across the school". 


The school has been on a rapid journey of improvement securing a progress 8 score in 2018 in line with the national average. Housed within a state-of-the-art school building, Leeds East Academy is now the premier choice of school for families in the local area. Leeds East Academy is also a highly desirable and dynamic establishment for ambitious education professionals, who will be joining a forward-thinking organisation committed to securing the highest educational, professional and personal standards for the community we serve.

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Leeds West Academy joined the trust in September 2014 and is a school with a remarkable sense of community and a strong and safe culture, a place where staff and students can thrive.  As judged by Ofsted as ‘Good’ in May 2019, teaching is strong and the support we provide for our students and staff is unrivalled.  With improved results year-on-year since 2016, 2019 saw our students secure the best results in the school’s history.  In short, there is no better time to join Leeds West Academy, as a colleague, a leader or as a student.


Leeds West Academy is a fabulous place to work, accommodated in £30 million pound world-class facilities which opened in late 2011.  As part of the White Rose Academies Trust (a member of the Luminate Education Group), we have a strong reputation of being a caring and supportive organisation.  The academy also benefits from an exceptional in-house Trust CPD programme, driven by the latest in educational research, focused on the development of all professionals in the organisation at each career stage.  Colleagues train with us, grow with us and progress with us.

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