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Crawshaw Academy Post-16: Part of the Pudsey Confederation

The Pudsey Confederation is an established Post 16 partnership between the three local schools:  Crawshaw, Priesthorpe and Pudsey Grangefield.  This partnership has existed for over 20 years.  Why does it exist? The Confederation exists for many reasons:  It allows students from our three schools to be offered the widest choice of curriculum possible by using courses available within the three schools. The choice of courses on offer has never been larger. Staff within the different schools make contact to develop teaching and learning ideas and spread good practice. The Confederation offers skilled and experienced staff who are dedicated to providing a learning experience which is of the highest quality and which is right for our students. We back this up with a caring and supportive environment, with transport laid on for 'travelling' students to ensure that they reach their lessons in good time.


Post 16 Registration - Tuesday 4th September 2018

New Year 12 students are required to come in to register for Post 16 study as follows...

Tuesday 4th September

Surname A-K at 9:30 a.m.

Surname L-Z at 11:00 a.m.

Registration for Y13 students is at 1.00pm on Tuesday 4th September 2018.  

New Year 12 Induction Week - 5th to 7th September 2018

Post 16 begins for New Year 12 students on Wednesday 5th September. All students are required to meet in the Post 16 Common room at 9:15 a.m.

Year 12 Work Experience

Y12 students spent one week off timetable on work experience placements during w/c 9th July. Students attended placements at Link Communication, Go Outdoors, Airedale Care Home plus a number of pharmacies and primary schools. The placements enabled students to develop a range of transferable skills all of which will help to inform UCAS and apprenticeship/employment applications.

Year 13 – Leavers BBQ

A fantastic turnout for our Year 13 Leavers BBQ; thank you to our own private chef for all the catering!

Good Luck to all on results day – Thursday 16th August

Thank you for being model students in our Sixth Form at Crawshaw Academy.

Post 16 Team wish you well and all the best for the future.

Year 11 – Transition to Year 12 – Welcome Week

We had an excellent turnout from Year 11 as they tried out their new subjects for the first time.  All teachers are excited and look forward to teaching you in Year 12.

Our activity afternoon at Pudsey Grangefield was an absolute blast, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all students and staff!       


Please access the website for the Summer Bridging Tasks; these are designed to give you the best possible start on your new subjects in September.

It was lovely for the Post 16 Team to get to know the students and we look forward to seeing you all again in September.

Good Luck in your GCSE Results on Thursday 23rd August.  The Post 16 team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. 

A Level Results Day

Good luck to all Year 13 students collecting their results on Thursday 16th August. Results are available from 10:00 a.m. in the Post 16 common room.




If you would like to find out more about what we have to offer at Post 16, take a look at the the Pudsey Confederation Prospectus or contact the team to arrange an appointment or showround.  

Crawshaw Academy contact details are:

Crawshaw Academy

Robin Lane


Leeds LS28 9HU

Tel: (0113) 336 8540


Post 16 Bursary

We are pleased to support our students to overcome the barriers of low income.  With this in mind, we have a Post 16 Bursary Policy, which is in place to provide support for vulnerable students, students who are eligible to free school meals or those facing financial hardship (e.g. families with an income below £30,000 are eligible but not guaranteed support for financial support for travel and other associated costs at Post 16 level.) 

If you wish to find out more about eligibility, the policy and associated forms are available to below.  Applications are invited in September and January & April.  Urgent needs will be considered at any point.  For information about this or anything else related to our provision at Post 16, please contact Mrs Potter via the school switchboard or email

Post 16 Bursary Policy

Post 16 Bursary Assessment Form

Post 16 Bursary Application Form


Post 16 Independent Learning Policy

Please have a read through our post 16 Independent Learning Policy.  Independent learning is an integral and vital part of education at Post 16 as there is a greater emphasis on students taking responsibility for their own learning.  This policy sets out the planning and nature of independent learning tasks at Post 16, the way the tasks are are monitored, recorded and fed back to students as well as strategies for supporting their completion.  Follow the link below to read the policy.

Post 16 Independent Learning Policy

Year 11 Personal Statement

Downloadable word document Year 11 personal statement template

Post 16 Application form

Downloadable word document Post 16 Application form

Powerpoint: Post16 presentation