School Info

Leith Academy, Academy Park, Edinburgh

0131 554 0606


We are Leith Academy, we were founded in 1560 in South Leith Parish Church. We are a central part of our diverse community and we work together every day to support the young people of Leith. We have approx. 960 young people and 120 staff across the many services we provide. We are proudly comprehensive with young people coming from a variety of backgrounds and abilities….these are the children of Leith and we enjoy working with them.

Our vision statement is ‘Success in Learning for All’ as we believe every young person has the right and the ability to achieve when they put the work rate and effort in.

Our Values are Respect, Diversity, Honesty and Fairness. We work to live and breathe these values every day with our pupils, our staff, our parents and our partners.

The motto of Leith and of our school is Persevere. This sits well with the aspirations we have for young people when we teach them that life will have its challenges; but how we tackle those challenges in a positive way will make a difference in the outcomes you can achieve.

This section of our site contains useful information relevant to Leith Academy and to all City of Edinburgh Council Schools. In this section you will find information about:

  • info for Parents
  • the school policies
  • our school improvement plan
  • the school prospectus