The Grammar School at Leeds A GSG School
- The Grammar School at Leeds
- Head: Mrs Sue Woodroofe
- T 01132 291552
- F 01132 285111
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.gsal.org.uk
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 11 to 18 with a linked junior school
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Leeds
- Pupils: 2090
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: £12,906 pa
- Open days: September - December. See school website for dates.
- Review: View the Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: The Grammar School at Leeds Junior School
What the Good Schools Guide says..
Arts festival under way, all students and staff enthusiastically creating gingerbread men in various styles for the driveway ... 'There's a lot of camaraderie ... friendly competition but not to the point where there's a negative environment.'...
What the school says...
The Grammar School at Leeds is one of the UK's leading independent co-educational schools. It enjoys the heritage of both Leeds Grammar School and Leeds Girls' High School with a lineage traceable back to 1552 and a long history of academic excellence. It benefits from a magnificent site on the outskirts of the north of Leeds.
The school provides fully co-educational teaching for ages 3-11, a mixed pastoral environment with single sex teaching for ages 11-16, and a fully co-educational sixth form. ...Read more
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Best performance by Boys taking PE / Sports Studies at an English Independent School (GCSE Short Course)
- Excellent performance by Boys taking Religious Studies at an English Independent School (GCSE)
- Excellent performance by Boys taking German at an English Independent School (GCSE)
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What The Good Schools Guide saysArts festival under way, all students and staff enthusiastically creating gingerbread men in various styles for the driveway ... 'There's a lot of camaraderie ... friendly competition but not to the point where there's a negative environment.'
Principal and Chief Executive
Since April 2016, Mrs Sue Woodroofe, previously principal of the British School in Brussels (BSB). Trained at Durham as a teacher of English and history and worked in a range of British schools until a family move took her to Belgium and she joined the BSB as deputy head of the secondary school in 2004. She was appointed principal there in 2011.
Good A level results in 2015 (though the previous two years' were a bit higher): 54 per cent A*/A, 81 per cent A*-B; notable results in sciences, maths, economics (high numbers for these),
Special Education Needs
We are aware that sometimes able pupils may have special learning difficulties, notably those associated with Dyslexia and Dyspraxia. Our policy is to welcome such pupils. Experience shows these children make good progress in our structured and supportive environment. We undertake a screening programme for all new pupils to the school, to identify learning difficulties. This is conducted by our specialist dyslexia teacher who is also responsible for teaching those pupils who have been identified as having a special need. This teaching is in small groups or individually, usually on a weekly basis. Regular reports and feedback is given to parents and teachers to establish an integrated support strategy. This is part of the LGS curriculum provision and there is no extra cost to parents. In addition, any pupils who have already been identified as dyslexic before entering GSAL are assessed by our specialist teacher and then offered extra support lessons where appropriate. Please direct any queries to our Learning Needs Co-ordinator, who will be happy to discuss related matters with you.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|