The Christian foundation of the Academy is very important to us. Many of our students come from families who worship regularly, and we aim to provide an environment where we can work with parents to help our students grow spiritually. Collective worship includes regular assemblies and time in tutor groups to reflect on the theme of the week, services of Holy Communion attended by all students which mark key festivals in the church calendar and form assemblies to develop our worshipping life. At Christmas the whole school moves to Leeds Minster to share in a celebration of Christmas which involves and includes everyone in worship under one roof! Students are encouraged to be involved in lunchtime Rock Solid and Cell Groups as well as being offered additional opportunities to attend communion and prayer services. Each year in the Spring term there is the chance for students to spend a weekend away at Marrick Priory outdoor education and residential centre in North Yorkshire where worship and discussion goes hand in hand with climbing and archery. There are many opportunities to work out our faith through fundraising and campaigning on local, national and international issues.
The Chaplain is Kay Brown and is full-time in school with a small teaching commitment. The work of the chaplaincy is supported by Joe Williams from Leeds Faith in Schools, Ben Jones in association with Leeds Youth Cell Network and Missional Generation and by clergy from across the city.