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At Leigh Academy Tonbridge it is our steadfast purpose to challenge and defy the barriers that constrain the educational progress of any child. We set high aims for aspiration and secure collective responsibility for all our children’s achievements. Our work is underpinned by a small school model that is strengthened by our core values:

Integrity    |    Courage    |    Imagination


Leigh Academy Tonbridge aims to have outstanding behaviour for learning in every lesson, outstanding conduct  on the school grounds, to and from school and on all school based activities. This aim is achieved through  disruption free learning so that all students are given the best opportunity to achieve their potential. Lessons will be disruption free allowing teachers to teach and students to learn. 

The highest expectations for ourselves and others. These are underpinned by our eight star behaviours.

To ensure a positive learning environment where engagement and achievement is maximised, students are  expected to follow these three encompassing rules: 

  • To follow all instructions of the teacher immediately  
  • To produce their best work at all times 
  • To support the learning of everyone in the class. 

Please click on the links below for details on our attendance, uniform and equipment expectations, as well as further information about our approach to rewards and sanctions, which includes both ‘now then’ and ‘if’ approaches to acknowledging student success and commitment to learning.

Standards and Responsibilities

Positive Learning Attitudes and Respect

  • Be punctual to all lessons.
  • Be polite and treat other people in the same way that you would like to be treated.
  • Mobile phones, MP3 players and iPods must not be used, seen or heard inside academy buildings.
  • No chewing gum, vaping or smoking on the academy site.
  • Put litter in the bins provided.
  • Water may be taken into classrooms in a clear plastic bottle. No other food or drink is allowed.
  • Keep to paths when walking around the academy.
  • Students should use respectful language and behaviour at all times.
  • Students should walk calmly and quietly through the academy.
  • Take care when going through doors and corridors, keeping to the left.
Leigh Academy Tonbridge STAR Behaviours diagram