Crawshaw Academy


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Principal's Welcome Message

Welcome to Crawshaw Academy

Welcome to Crawshaw Academy. As a parent of four myself, I fully appreciate the importance of choosing the right school. The desire to ensure your child gets the very best opportunities, experiences and outcomes results in one of the biggest decisions a parent has to make. At Crawshaw Academy we take this responsibility very seriously. A successful education is based on strong partnerships and we will work hard to make sure the partnerships forged between you, your children and the school lead to the highest levels of  success. I want students at Crawshaw to be happy,  confident and successful and for them to gain the necessary skills, qualities and qualifications which enable them to lead successful and happy lives, long after they have left our school.

Crawshaw is a mixed 11-18 Academy with a comprehensive intake; the majority of whom live in the Pudsey Area. We have strong links with the Pudsey Community and work in partnership with Priesthorpe School at Post 16 level.

Crawshaw Academy became a member of Red Kite Learning Trust in March 2017 and now has access to fantastic training and resources to ensure our students benefit from the very best practice nationally.

We are an ambitious and rapidly improving school. Our examination results in 2016 illustrate this, with significant improvements at GCSE and Advanced Level.  Equality of opportunity is central to the Crawshaw ethos and I am particularly pleased in our most recent examination results with how we have closed the gaps in achievement between our most advantaged and most disadvantaged young people.

I have had the privilege of leading Crawshaw Academy since June 2014.  In that short time I have observed a school with massive potential, a school in which the staff care immensely for their students and one which has a clear improvement plan that will be rigorously checked by Ofsted. I feel confident that our improvement will be rapid.

If you have any questions please contact us at

Adam J Daly