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Sir Herbert Leon Academy

About Us

Sir Herbert Leon Academy is an 11-19 Mixed Comprehensive in Bletchley, South Milton Keynes. Our Academy has some 670 learners and employs 105 dedicated teachers and support staff. Learners at the academy are supported to be highly ambitious, to develop a genuine enthusiasm for learning and to be proud to represent their Academy and community. Along with providing a rich, diverse and challenging curriculum at KS3 and 4, the Academy also boasts a thriving Post 16 which is run with curriculum links with Lord Grey School.


The Academy boasts some wonderful learning facilities, particularly in Sport and the Arts. There is a new library, a theatre/cinema and an abundance of ICT teaching technology available in every learning environment. The ratio of computers to students is better than 1:2. In addition to this, the school has a swimming pool and a fully equipped fitness suite. The Academy has both Arts Mark and Sports Mark Gold (recently reaccredited) and it is three times Investor in People. This excellent breath of resources is impacting on performance where exam results are improving year on year. Our dramatic academic progress reflects our ever improving teaching and learning together with upward trends in attendance and behaviour.

Our website covers three separate areas of business: the Leisure Centre, the Arts/Media Centre (both open to the community) and the main Academy.

Once again, welcome to Sir Herbert Leon Academy. We are very excited and optimistic about our future. We know our strengths – a focus on the quality of teaching and the progress of all students, an innovative curriculum and visionary leadership – and we are working tirelessly to keep on raising results in the years to come.

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Our Mission Statement

Academy Ethos, Aims and Values


At SHLA we strive to ensure our learners experience a caring ethos. Our size means that we know our learners well and their individuality is valued.

We employ a wide variety of teaching styles to ensure that all our learners have access to all aspects of our broad and balanced curriculum.


  • To develop our learners into responsible and considerate citizens
  • To foster a lifelong love of learning
  • To be at the heart of the community
  • To be a learning environment that nurtures each and every one of our learners to aspire to make their best better


At Sir Herbert Leon Academy we are continuously seeking improvement. We focus on excellence and staff, learners, parents and everyone involved with us plays a vital part in ensuring that through our shared values we will achieve our aims.

The values of SHLA reflect the values of our society and we work hard to ensure that our learners leave us equipped to become successful global citizens.

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