As we complete our first week back into the Summer term, some key points below;

Free School Meals – Many Families who are entitled to Govt financial support for clothing and school meals do not apply. If you think you may be eligible, please see the links with info below;

Scottish Assessment leave – This has now started across the country as youngsters revise for their upcoming assessments. Please see Ms Watson’s email / letter sent previously to all S4,5,6 for details.

UNIFORM – must be worn if Seniors are coming in to revise or to sit an exam. Our Invigilation Team do not know the youngsters like we (staff) do so it is important they are dressed appropriately as per our simple uniform code.

Rights Respecting Schools – Our work in this area continues every week through our work with young people. The great work across our Primary links was evident as our presentation team ‘carried the culture’ by presenting to younger Primary pupils. Well done to all involved in this important rights based work.

Bairns without borders – On Thursday 18th April, six of our S1 pupils presented and answered questions about the film, Bairns without Borders, to families, councillors and MSPs. The film was produced when the pupils attended Hermitage Park Primary. The pupils worked with peers from Sudan, Syria and Ukraine who were all fleeing war, to help break down language and cultural barriers, learn more about each other, and create new friendships.  

Well done to all pupils involved – Luo Lin Zheng, Gabriel Sufi, Ahmed Eltayeb, Ellis Kirkland, Jaxx Lovell and Sean Laidlaw.

Impact Arts – See information below about two youth programmes;

Impact Arts is currently recruiting for two exciting creative programmes.

CashBack Hubs – weekly creative youth employability programme for young people aged 16-24 years. Young people can attend FREE creative arts sessions on Fridays from 2.30pm-4.30pm. Participants will gain a qualification, learn life-skills, develop their artistic skills and make new friends – all in a nurturing, inclusive environment.

Our CashBack Hubs start on the 19th of April 2024.

Impactful Starts – a 12-week creative youth employability programme for young people aged 16-24 years. Edinburgh based young people who are not in work, education or training can attend this programme which runs on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10am-4pm, to gain employability skills and SQA qualifications, receive support towards their next steps and participate in lots of creative arts activities. The Impactful Starts Programme will start on the 16th of April 2024. Participants can receive £11 per day for attending the programme and help towards travel costs. Our venue on Montgomery Street Lane is a welcoming, safe and creative space. It’s also really easy to get to, located a short walk from Princes Street, just off Leith Walk. No prior arts or creative experience required for either project, they are a fun way for everyone to develop core transferable skills.

If you have a young person who is interested in joining either the Impactful Starts or CashBack to the Future programme, could you ask them please to complete the following registration form:REGISTRATION FORM

If you’d like more information about the programme, you can visit IMPACT ARTS WEBSITE or you can contact Programme Manager Susan Cain on

Hoping you have a good weekend from all at Leith Academy.

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