Highfield Leadership Academy

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Highfield Leadership Academy
Highfield Road

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Coordinates53°47′17″N 3°01′44″W / 53.7880°N 3.0290°W / 53.7880; -3.0290Coordinates: 53°47′17″N 3°01′44″W / 53.7880°N 3.0290°W / 53.7880; -3.0290
Motto"Nurturing today's young people, Inspiring tomorrows leaders."
Local authorityBlackpool
Department for Education URN142469 Tables
Executive PrincipalMrs H. MacKenzie OBE
Age11 to 16

Highfield Leadership Academy is a secondary school for 11 to 16-year-olds in Marton, Blackpool, Lancashire, England.

It was originally known as Highfield High School. In 2004 the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) awarded the school specialist school status as a Humanities College,[1] focusing on the teaching and study of History, Geography and Religious Education. The school was subsequently renamed Highfield Humanities College.

In 2007 the school featured in the DCSF list of schools that had made the best sustained improvements in their GCSE results over the last four years.[2]

In August/September 2012 the school moved into a new building on the old playing field. The old school building, which stood for nearly eighty years, was demolished shortly after.

Previously a community school administered by Blackpool Borough Council, in April 2016 Highfield Humanities College closed and converted to academy status and was renamed Highfield Leadership Academy. The school is now part of the Tauheedul Education Trust but continues to coordinate with Blackpool Borough Council for admissions.

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  1. ^ "Specialist Schools Home". Department for Children, Schools and Families. Archived from the original on 2006-08-03. Retrieved 2008-02-06.
  2. ^ "The 'most improved' schools". BBC News. 10 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-06.

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