Social Enterprise &


Our project-based Citizenship curriculum teaches young people critical life-long skills such as collaboration, resourcefulness and accountability. Pupils take on increasingly responsible leadership roles that culminate in Leadership and Social Enterprise Projects in which they identify a community concern, and then plan, execute and evaluate a project to address it. Through these projects, our pupils:
  • Successfully manage challenging projects, from articulating a vision to project realisation
  • Anticipate and manage risks through strategic communication
  • Understand the role of advocacy
  • Manage stressful situations and negotiate with confidence
  • Build networks across multiple communities and stakeholders
  • Create and manage budgets that align to strategy
  • Lead and manage people
  • See change through a new lens
Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh award is one of the most popular and widely-recognised youth achievement awards in the country, open to children between the ages of 14-24. Pupils can participate in a wide range of activities, adventures and challenges in order to attain Bronze, Silver and Gold awards. Through testing their mental resilience and physical endurance, our pupils develop greater levels of self-belief, along with leadership skills that will enhance their CVs and university applications.

Digital Advantage Competition

Digital Advantage is an enterprise initiative for 16-18 year olds, delivered in conjunction with the Lancashire Skills and Employment Hub and Digital Lancashire.

Our pupils benefit from 20 hours of digital training and careers advice, delivered by industry experts through classroom-based learning and online resources. The training is designed to equip students with the skills they need to secure an apprenticeship in the creative and/or digital sector, with over 50 apprenticeship opportunities being offered to the most promising students.

Digital Advantage culminates in a competition to develop the best digital product or service using the skills acquired during training. Pupils from Bay Leadership Academy were crowned the competition winners in 2018 and won a £2000 cash and crowd-sourced start-up prize.