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  • The Grammar School at Leeds Primary
    Alwoodley Gates
    Harrogate Road
    Leeds
    LS17 8GS
  • Head: Mrs Gabrielle Solti
  • T 01132 291552
  • F 01132 285111
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.gsal.org.uk
  • A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 3 to 11 with a linked senior school
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Leeds
  • Pupils: 650
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Fees: £9,810 - £10,701 pa
  • Open days: 17 Nov, 10 Feb, 25 Mar, 11 May 2021
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Linked schools: The Grammar School at Leeds

What says..

With over 600 pupils this is a very large primary by any standard. To counter this, the school is organised into distinct sections and it’s also worth noting that class sizes remain at between 15 up to early 20s. Pupils speak highly of their teachers, the support they receive and the way ‘lessons are enjoyable but you still learn.’ They told us of studying erosion in geography: physically handling clay to emulate the effects of climate, watching a video, working collaboratively to ...

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What the school says...

The Grammar School at Leeds is a selective, independent, day school for girls and boys aged 3 to 18 years. The new school is the result of a merger in September 2008 between Leeds Grammar School (founded in 1552) and Leeds Girls High School (founded in 1876). As individual schools, they have a long-established and proven pedigree in developing well-rounded, mature young men and women ready to embrace further education and to face the world as confident, caring citizens. The Junior and Senior schools are located in extensive, leafy grounds at Alwoodley Gates in north Leeds. Rose Court Nursery and Pre-Prep is housed in newly expanded premises in Headingley. ...Read more

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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.

What The Good Schools Guide says

Head of primary

From September 2019, Gabrielle Solti BA PGCE NPQH (late 40s), formerly head of GDST schools South Hampstead High Junior School for five years, following a 10-year first headship at Notting Hill and Ealing Junior School.

Born into an illustrious, musical family of international acclaim, she speaks of how she had always in some part of her soul wanted to teach. Started early with teaching her dolls but explored other pathways before returning to where her passions lay. Following history at Oxford, she interned at the European Commission (where she met her husband), then worked at Nestlé in France and the UK. Having never felt a sense of fulfilment or that she had made a difference, she taught in a London state primary for two years before finally taking...

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Special Education Needs

SEN provision at The Grammar School at Leeds' Primary is as per The Grammar School at Leeds' main/senior school provision. All children are screened for dyslexia on entry.

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