Welcome to
Leigh Academy Tonbridge

An Inspirational Education for Girls and Boys in Tonbridge from September 2023


Integrity, Courage, Imagination

We are delighted to welcome you to Leigh Academy Tonbridge as we prepare to open our doors to our first cohort of Year 7 students, which includes boys and girls, in September 2023. Our mission is to teach those that we have the privilege to care for to do the right thing, to make courageous choices and to ignite their curiosity and imagination.

Building on the strengths of our legacy school, Hayesbrook Academy, Leigh Academy Tonbridge will always be an institution that values and nurtures every young person in our care. Our small school model means that every child will be known, cared for and challenged to succeed. We look to shape their lives by ensuring they leave us with the qualifications and skills they need to maximise every opportunity, both personally and professionally. 

We are committed to developing reflective and resilient learners; individuals who can work both independently and collaboratively to overcome challenges, are confident critical thinkers and ready to embrace the future challenges of the modern world.

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Our Mission

At Leigh Academy Tonbridge, our mission is to teach those that we have the privilege to care for to do the right thing, to make courageous choices and to ignite their curiosity and imagination. 

Our small school model ensures we know every child, value and nurture them whilst challenging them to succeed.

We look to shape their lives by ensuring they leave us with the qualifications and skills they need to maximise every opportunity, both personally and professionally. 

We are committed to developing reflective and resilient learners; individuals who can work both independently and collaboratively to overcome challenges, are confident critical thinkers and ready to embrace the future challenges of the modern world.  

Our Values

Integrity | Courage | Imagination

Our Colleges

Secondary schools can be overwhelming for young people making the transition from small primary schools to large schools with cohorts of up to 300 students in a year group. This scale enables schools to provide a broad and diverse curriculum but also presents a challenge – how will every child be truly known? Leigh Academy Tonbridge is organised into two colleges – Delphi and Lyceum. Each college provides pastoral care to approximately 250 students, led by the Head of College (Vice Principal) and Deputy Head of College (Assistant Principal), each is also supported by a Director of Progress and two Student Support Managers. Students are placed in mixed ability form groups and have dedicated form time each day where they follow a set curriculum. All students, regardless of college, access the same academic and pastoral curriculum across the academy. The college model means that every child will be known, cared for and challenged to succeed.

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