We opened our first alternative provision free school in September 2017. The Stephen Longfellow Academy has, as its central mission, a determination to engage with children and their families across the Leeds city region who are not functioning effectively in mainstream education.
In September 2018, The Stephen Longfellow Academy moved into state of the art facilities at Phoenix House (previously the temporary accommodation for Elliott Hudson College), having been housed in accommodation at the Bruntcliffe site until this time.
Under the exceptional leadership of Ben Mallinson the school is going from strength to strengthUnder the exceptional leadership of Ben Mallinson the school is going from strength to strength. We believe that under Ben’s leadership we are establishing a model for alternative provision which will become of national interest. Through our combination of intensive personal support and rigorous academic standards we are ensuring that young people are having their life chances truly restored.