Educating future leaders


Reflections: 10 years of LEAP

Reflecting on LEAP’s beginnings in 2004 and its growth – from a single school serving Langa to six no-fee, independent schools in three provinces – John Gilmour remembers the sheer joy of doing things differently.


A journey of change

Giving up a career in biotechnology to become a science teacher at LEAP 2, Babele Emedi soon showed his passion and skills and joined the leadership team. He has just returned from six months in Texas on the KIPP School Leadership Programme.


Showcasing Shakespeare

LEAP school students showcased their acting skills at the Artscape Theatre for the Shakespeare Schools Festival, taking on roles in Shakespeare’s tragedy of jealousy and otherness, Othello, and his well-loved comedy, Twelfth Night.


Work toward systemic change

In Susan Dell’s letter as founder of the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation she shares her and the foundations approach and commitment to transformation in education.


Run for More than Yourself

Old Mutual has made LEAP one of their beneficiaries for the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon. Please get involved by raising much-needed funds for LEAP or support those who are running.


Values - Everyone at LEAP commits to:

  • Being kind, honest and healthy
  • Being punctual and looking good
  • Working hard and never giving up
  • Admitting and learning from mistakes
  • Confronting issues and being open to change
  • Working together and sharing