Leeds City Academy




To be an exceptional and responsive academy sponsor providing life changing education, skills and experiences for individuals in our academies and in their communities.


  • We believe that education can transform lives
  • We respect the individual, relishing the contribution that diversity brings
  • We strive to be the best we can be, actively and with pride
  • We look after our environment to keep it safe, healthy and inclusive
  • We lead by example and work as a team 
  • We take responsibility for our own actions and are active in finding solutions to any problems
  • We respond flexibly to the needs of our students and take advantage of opportunities in the City of Leeds and the wider world

Leeds City Academy LAB Members

Paul Morrissey - Chair / Board Nominee

01/03/2021 – 28/02/2024

Paul is currently working as a leadership consultant and on a part-time PhD in History at the University of Huddersfield.

Richard Chattoe


Richard is Principal of Leeds City Academy.

Bill Jones - College Nominee

01/09/2020 - 31/08/2023

Deputy CEO at Luminate Education Group and Principal, Leeds City College.

Ann Nicholl - Board Nominee

01/09/2020 – 31/08/2023

Ann is a Lay Minister for the Parish of Leeds City and formerly Head of Agnes Stewart Church of England High School

Debbie Danks - Board Nominee

28/02/2019 - 27/02/2022

Debbie is the Deputy Head at GSAL. 

Mike Diaz - College Nominee 

01/09/2019 - 31/08/2022


Alex Halpin - Staff Governor (Teaching)

21/01/2020 - 20/01/2023

He is a Teacher of History at LCA. Alex has a central role in the establishment of High Performance Learning at LCA & works as a bursary holder for the development & improvement of Teaching & Learning across the WRAT.


Yingqi Wei (Annie) - Board Appointee 

06/01/2021 - 05/01/2024

Annie is a Professor of International Business at the University of Leeds.


Parent Governor Vacancy 

Parent Governor Vacancy 

Support Staff Vacancy 

 LAB Attendance Register

View 2020-21 Register

LAB Member List

Click here to view LCA LAB Member List - 2020

White Rose Academies Trust of Board Directors  

 Click here to view the full details of the WRAT board of Directors.

Register of Interests 2020-21 

Click here to download Leeds City Academy's LAB Register of Interests 2020-21.