Pupil finds hope after lockdown in new-found artistic talent

Pupil finds hope after lockdown in new-found artistic talent

A Bradford teenager discovered a new passion for art as she learnt to battle her anxiety during lockdown. Edie Pilkington, a pupil at Tong Leadership Academy, began to suffer from anxiety after she was separated from friends and her normal school life during lockdown....
Pupils celebrate GCSE achievements

Pupils celebrate GCSE achievements

Tong Leadership Academy’s pupils had many reasons to celebrate on GCSE results day thanks to their hard work and commitment. The cohort of 2020 lived through an unprecedented year, where exams were cancelled and results were awarded according to pupils’ performance...
Pupils celebrate bright futures after sixth form success

Pupils celebrate bright futures after sixth form success

Sixth form pupils are celebrating after they secured places at top universities and colleges. Although exams were cancelled this summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers at the school supported pupils to continue to work towards achieving their dreams. Throughout...
National helpline to support parents with home learning

National helpline to support parents with home learning

A new national helpline for parents and carers will provide personalised support and advice on home learning to support pupils until schools re-open. StarLine is a free telephone helpline which offers parents and carers personalised advice and support from a team of...
Rising teenage star to appear in Joseph

Rising teenage star to appear in Joseph

A pupil from Tong Leadership Academy has been selected to perform in a major musical production in Bradford. Amber Walker will be appearing in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat at the Bradford Alhambra which stars Britain’s Got Talent finalist Mark...
Talented rugby duo earn coveted scholarship with Bulls

Talented rugby duo earn coveted scholarship with Bulls

Two talented pupils have been offered the once in a lifetime opportunity to train with a professional rugby league club. Osman Conteh, 15 and George Flanagan, 15, have both been awarded scholarships with the professional rugby league team Bradford Bulls. The...
Today’s readers, tomorrow’s leaders

Today’s readers, tomorrow’s leaders

Star Academies has recently launched a series of exciting new reading initiatives to promote the joys and benefits of reading. Pupils will take part in a series of creative and engaging activities designed to foster and celebrate their love of reading, whilst...
Caring pupils raise funds for charity

Caring pupils raise funds for charity

Pupils have been taking part in a charity fundraiser and collection to help children with serious disabilities and life limiting illnesses. Caring pupils at the school spent the winter organising charitable collections and raising funds on behalf of the Buttercup...
Daredevil pupil abseils down hospital for charity

Daredevil pupil abseils down hospital for charity

Tong Leadership Academy pupil Kian Pely took part in Bradford Hospitals’ Charity’s superhero abseil to raise money for its ‘Rays a Smile’ appeal last Saturday (21st September). Kian joined other school children, members of public and hospital staff who all dressed as...