Leiths Academy

Courses for schools

The first Leiths Academy course was launched in 1996 and since then thousands of young people have developed a real love of good home cooking. 

Pupils have been introduced to a wealth of ingredients, given the confidence and knowledge to use them with care, and encouraged to work both independently and collaboratively to set deadlines in a practical and rewarding environment.

We have Leiths Academy partnerships with schools across the country, offering courses specially designed to provide young people with a vital skill for life.

Our aim at Leiths is to adopt a friendly, informal teaching style, whilst encouraging pupils to meet our high professional standards. We share our enthusiasm and knowledge with partner schools, providing significant behind-the-scenes support and ensuring courses are well run. 

From our Introductory Certificate, which usually runs over five terms and sees pupils gaining up to 36 UCAS points and a Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality Level 3 Extended Certificate in Professional Cookery, to our single Let’s Cook! sessions for Year 5 and above, our courses build kitchen confidence and encourage healthy eating for life.

"“The opening of the Truro School Cookery School, where we will run Leiths Academy classes, is a high quality response to ongoing feedback from parents and pupils and will have enormous benefits for our pupils, our parents and the local community.”"

- Andrew Gordon-Brown, Headmaster, Truro School

How to...

From perfecting pastry to filleting fish, this section is packed with easy-to-follow, expert guides to help you improve your cooking skills and techniques.