A picture of Mrs J Barton, the CEO of Leodis Academies Trust

CEO’s Welcome

Welcome to Leodis Academies Trust. 

Leodis Academies Trust was established in April 2016 to formalise the collaborative working of four high performing schools within close proximity of one another. In September 2018, Blackgates Primary Academy joined the Trust, cementing our place at the heart of the Tingley and Ardsley community. Through our hub model, Leodis offers young people the opportunity to experience consistency, security and excellence in their education from 2 to 18 years old- from the start of nursery to the end of sixth form and into adulthood. We are able to offer this comprehensive support through targeted services, economies of scale and support through shared expertise alongside training and development opportunities. We recognise our role as anchor organisation within the community and are committed to our civic duty for public benefit.  

The Trust has the capability and ambition to work alongside other schools; both those who share our vision of collaboration offering strength to highly performing schools, to those wishing to create their own hub to serve their community within a wider family, to those who need support to develop their leadership teams and quality first teaching to improve the quality of education for their young people. 

Whilst Leodis consists of schools closely geographically located, the Trust works collaboratively with a wide range of partner organisations both locally in Morley and South Leeds, as well as further afield with our Initial Teacher Training partnerships, Universities and employers. 

Mrs Joe Barton
CEO Principal of Leodis Academies Trust