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

Richard Chattoe


Richard is Principal of Leeds City Academy.

Bill Jones - Acting Chair/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.

Jill Wood - Board Appointee 

23/11/2021 - 22/11/2024

Coming soon...


Paula Rego - Parent Governor

23/11/2021 - 22/11/2024

Coming soon...



Support Staff Vacancy 

 LAB Attendance Register

View 2020-21 Register

LAB Member List

Click here to view LCA LAB Member List

White Rose Academies Trust of Board Directors  

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

Register of Interests 2021-22

Click here to download Leeds City Academy's LAB Register of Interests 2021-22.


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