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Very impressive successes in national academic competitions for sciences and maths, plus debating, chess, finance/business enterprise (won recent Bank of England interest rate challenge). Also in STEM competitions - awarded three Arkwright Engineering scholarships recently. All sporting mod cons (parent: ‘amazing’) including squash courts, leading to impressive success in a wide range of trad sports (national level netball, rugby and hockey) and non trad sports (eg cycling, sailing, badminton, table tennis, golf), from local to international levels...

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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.
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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)

Other features

All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

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Since 2016, 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.

Academic matters

Good A level results in 2017: 51 per cent A*/A, 75 per cent A*-B; historically strong in sciences, maths, economics (high numbers for these), English lit, French, humanities including RS, government and politics. In 2017 at GCSE: 70 per cent A*-A/7-9 with several outstanding individual sets of results. Astronomy and Latin offered; all do RS (many with high grades).

Very impressive successes in national academic competitions for sciences and maths, plus...

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Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

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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 Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
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

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