The Academy has a thriving extra-curricular programme and has achieved some notable results over the last 12 months including:

  • Year 7 Leeds Rhinos Touch Rugby competition RUNNERS-UP
  • Year 7 Boys Rugby Yorkshire Plate competition RUNNERS-UP
  • Year 7 Boys United Learning Rhinos Rugby competition WINNERS
  • Year 8 Boys Rugby Leeds & District Plate competition WINNERS
  • Year 8 Boys Rugby Leeds & District Mini-League JOINT WINNERS
  • Year 9 Boys Rugby Leeds & District Mini-League RUNNERS-UP
  • Year 9 Boys Rugby Leeds & District Cup RUNNERS-UP
  • Year 9 Boys Rugby Yorkshire Plate competition RUNNERS-UP
  • Year 10 Boys Rugby Leeds & District Mini-League RUNNERS-UP
  • Year 10 Boys Rugby Leeds & District Cup QUARTER-FINALISTS
  • Year 11 Boys Rugby Yorkshire Plate competition RUNNERS-UP
  • Year 11 Boys Leeds & District Cup WINNERS
  • Year 11 Boys Football West Yorskhire Futsal competition RUNNERS-UP
  • Year 11 Boys Football National Cup 4th ROUND
  • Year 11 Boys Football Leeds & District Mini-League RUNNERS-UP
  • Year 8 Girls Table Tennis West Yorskhire Youth Games RUNNERS-UP
  • Year 8 Girls Football Leeds & District League RUNNERS-UP
  • Key Stage 3 Girls American ‘Flag’ Football ‘Yorkshire Schools’ competition WINNERS
  • Key Stage 3 Boys & Girls West Yorkshire Youth Games Cycling FINALISTS

On top of these successes, many JSA pupils have also gone on to compete at higher levels after being nominated for trials by the department. Currently, some of our pupils are on the books of Castleford Tigers, Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, York City FC, Leeds United / Leeds City Boys, Bradford City FC and Chesterfield FC. We also have County and National standard badminton players and swimmers as well as some very successful martial artists.

We also have many students who have successfully completed various Sports Leaders Awards and refereeing qualifications who contribute to the running of a variety of sporting competitions throughout the year.

We are proud of the commitment that our pupils show towards sport and have outstanding working relationships with them.


John Smeaton Academy is part of United Learning. United Learning comprises: UCST (Registered in England No: 2780748. Charity No. 1016538)
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Registered address: United Learning, Worldwide House, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, PE3 6SB.