At Leigh Academy Tonbridge students belong to one of five communities or ‘teams’ named after sporting icons – Ali, MacArthur, Pelé, Redgrave and Thompson. This structure has been part of the culture of the school since 2009 and underpins the PRIDE ethos that is so important to the students, parents, governors and staff. Students wear ties that demonstrate their allegiance to their team and each community is represented by a student team captain and student vice-captain. Students are also encouraged to take on other responsibilities across the school such as being prefects, sports leaders and peer mentors.