About Leith Academy

Leith Academy is a six-year, comprehensive, community school, with almost 1000 pupils and over 2800 (part-time) adults enrolled. It was built in 1991 and offers a wide range of learning opportunities in a modern, attractive environment. The school is committed to raising expectations and standards amongst our young people and adult learners. We also aim to provide opportunities which will enable learners to make the best of their skills, abilities and talents and experience a sense of achievement.

Postal address

Leith Academy
20 Academy Park
Scotland (UK)


School Enquiries:
0131 554 0606
0131 555 2698
Community Enquiries:
0131 553 2810


School Enquiries:
Room and Sports Facility Enquiries:
Community Education Enrolments:

Senior Management Team

Headteacher: Mr M Irving
Depute Headteacher: Mrs A Fair
Depute Headteacher: Mr B Stewart
Depute Headteacher (acting): Mr L Paterson
Business Manager: Miss M Peebles

Each member of the Senior Management Team shares in the responsibility of creating a positive ethos and learning environment in the school. Details of the roles and responsibilities of the Senior Management Team can be found in our Prospectus

Education Scotland Inspection Reports

Our most recent Inspection Reports are available from the Education Scotland website

Visiting Leith Academy

Leith Academy is situated in Academy Park which runs between the foot of Easter Road and Lochend Road.

On foot

Pedestrian access is available during the day from both Lochend Road and Easter Road. During the evenings pedestrian access is restricted to the Easter Road entrance only (turn into Academy Park at the Persevere Bar opposite Tesco's Car Park).

By car

The Car Park is accessed via the Easter Road entrance (turn into Academy Park at the Persevere Bar opposite Tesco's Car Park). Please be aware that the car park can be busy on Parents' Evenings and other school events.

Public Transport

From town; bus to the foot of Leith Walk or to Duke St / Easter Road. Bus times are available from the Lothian Buses website