An Exciting Academic Year to come for Littleport and East Cambs Academy

Littleport and East Cambridgeshire Academy continues to grow and develop, and our latest recruitment drive has seen us appoint a new Assistant Head and also Heads of Maths, English, Science, Humanities and PE. We will also be recruiting for a wide range of positions across the curriculum, and support staff, so we are ready to start GCSE courses in September.

This year a number of new initiatives have
begun. These include the Duke of Edinburgh Award running throughout the year for Year 9, Activities Week for the whole school in July and a new Student Leadership Programme launched after Easter. These are all exciting opportunities for our students and many of them will be involved in all three if they want to be.

For the third year running, LECA will have a full cohort of new Year 7 students in September. Demand for places at the Academy is at an all-time high and we are so grateful for the positive support the local community has given us since we opened. Having a full school means we get full funding and that means we can ensure we have all the resources we need to meet the needs of all our students.

We have had a good sporting year so far too. Our Year 9 Netball teams scored some impressive wins both home and away; our table tennis team progressed to the Counties; our runners performed brilliantly at the County finals of the Cross Country and our Year 8 U13 Girls Cricketers beat Neale Wade and King’s Ely to also progress to the Counties. For a relatively small school, we do compete well against schools in the area and we have some outstanding sporting students who compete at regional and national level.

There is always lots of things going on at LECA so it is almost impossible to capture it all. One way to keep informed about the Academy is to follow our Facebook and Twitter pages and listen to our weekly podcast (or BlogCast as we’ve called it). This is a quick rundown of the events going on at LECA and also features teachers and students too. We hope you’ll give it a listen.

Community spirit and a determination to take a ‘can-do’ approach have seen LECA students and staff involved in the supply of personal protective equipment, PPE.

Students and staff at Littleport and East Cambridgeshire Academy hand-crafted more than 300 PPE visors in a week for St George’s Medical Centre, Littleport Grange Care Home, Laburnum Lodge, Beech Court, Alderton House and the East of England Ambulance HQ in Newmarket. As well as making PPE visors, students made face masks, which were dropped off to staff at the Co-op in Isleham and the Newmarket branch of NatWest.

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