East Leake Academy

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East Leake Academy
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Motto "enjoy, learn, achieve"
Established 1956[1]
Type Secondary
Principal K D Hardy
Chair of Governors John Dickens
Location Lantern Lane
East Leake
LE12 6QN
Coordinates: 52°50′10″N 1°10′24″W / 52.8362°N 1.1733°W / 52.8362; -1.1733
DfE number 891/4413
DfE URN 138964 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 995[2]
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Houses Harrier, Kestrel, Osprey, Eagle
Colours Green, red, blue, yellow (respectively)
Website www.eastleake-ac.org.uk

East Leake Academy is an academy located in East Leake in the Rushcliffe area of Nottinghamshire. The school describes itself as specialising in information communication technology (ICT) and mathematics. The current principal is K D Hardy. The school has a student capacity of 1386. In September 2003, the school moved into a £20m new building,[3] built with Private Finance Initiative funding, and rented from Alfred McAlpine Business Services. The school shares its location with a leisure centre and Lantern Lane Primary & Nursery School. In September 2012, the school was changed from a comprehensive to an academy after successfully earning academy status in 2010, in September 2012 the name was also changed from Harry Carlton Comprehensive School to East Leake Academy.


The school achieves higher GCSE results than both the national and Nottinghamshire averages although the highest recent result was in 2003 when 70% gained 5 A–C grades.[citation needed]


The school was designed by Donald Gibson, the county architect, to accommodate 300 pupils. It was intended to reflect its rural location and allowed for the school to keep its own livestock. It was opened on 27 July 1957 by Brigadier Martin Redmayne, DSO, TD, PC. The school was then called the East Leake County Secondary School. The first head was Mr Tyler.[4]

A team from the school won a national competition in 2001 to predict UK base interest rates organised by the Bank of England. The school received £10,000.[5]

The school was rebuilt in 2002 as part of a private finance initiative. At that time it was named after Harry Carlton. Before this the school had been flooded three times in one year.[3]


  1. ^ Informal site accessed 17 December 2007 Archived September 8, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ EDU Database
  3. ^ a b "It's the only way to build schools", Nottingham Evening Post, 20 December 2002 accessed 17 December 2007
  4. ^ Opening Programme for East Leake County, published by Nottingham Education committee, 1956, available at Brain Cells[dead link]
  5. ^ Target 2 Point 5 - The Bank of England/Times Interest Rate Challenge, Harry Carlton Comprehensive School Wins National Final, 23 March 2001 accessed 18 December 2007 Archived June 10, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.

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