I am delighted to introduce myself as the Headteacher of this wonderful school. The Academy of St Francis of Assisi is a joint faith academy (Catholic and Church of England), although it welcomes students from a range of faiths. It is truly a unique place with a wonderfully diverse community. It is inclusive, and warmly welcomes children of all abilities, cultures, and backgrounds.

Everything we do here is underpinned by our students living out our Christian values of: Ambition, Happiness, Pride, Peace and Reconciliation, and Respect.
We pride ourselves on our strong vision of ‘Success for All’. I firmly believe that every member of our community deserves to be successful and it is our mission to ensure that everyone achieves this.

It is a great privilege to serve as Headteacher of this school. You can feel the passion and energy that radiates from our community as we work tirelessly to ensure that this is a thriving and harmonious environment in which our students learn and flourish. We work every day to ensure that our students leave school as well-rounded, confident, well-adjusted young people, with an awareness of the wider world and a desire to make a positive difference.

Welcome to our website, whether you are a current or prospective parent or pupil, considering applying for a role in our school, or simply a more casual enquirer. I hope you are able to capture a sense of the academy and our determination to do the right things and support all our students to be the best that they can be.
Jo Leech


Read more about our Chaplaincy, Ethos and Values HERE