About LAE

Headteacher's Welcome

Screenshot 2021 08 25 200547 modifiedThe London Academy of Excellence is one of the highest-performing sixth form colleges in the United Kingdom and an engine of social mobility. LAE consistently delivers outstanding A level results for all students but has achieved particular success helping students from less advantaged backgrounds gain places at the finest universities in the UK and around the world. 

LAE is committed to outstanding academic achievement but the school is about much more than grades. Our intellectually exciting curriculum encourages a love of scholarship and a sense of wonderment about the world. Our students study hard but also throw themselves into a rich and rewarding co-curricular programme--including sport, music and the performing arts and opportunities for civic engagement. This broad-based education allows students to explore their interests, develop their character and refine their talents. 

Our students have a strong sense of pride in belonging in the diverse, inclusive and friendly LAE community centred on London’s dynamic East End. Students challenge each other to aspire and to achieve more than they might have independently, but also encourage and support each other along the way. They are championed by an exceptional staffing body that is personally invested in their wellbeing and achievement. Students leave our care as happy, confident young people ready to change the world for the better.

The academy has direct, established relationships with a number of leading independent schools and with the universities of Oxford and Cambridge. These relationships help us to ensure that our students receive an education that is as rich and rewarding as any in the world. 

It is a privilege to be the head of this extraordinary school and a part of its wider community. I hope you will take time to learn more about what makes LAE such a special place to learn. 

Alexander Crossman MA (Oxon) MSc.Econs FRSA FCCT


London Academy of Excellence Stratford