Spare pupil places at new Leeds school

The headteacher of a new Leeds school that is set to open in September has announced there are a number of spare places available for children who have missed out on their chosen schools.


New school plea to tackle Leeds school places crisis

PARENTS have warned that a critical shortage of classroom places has left pupils unable to get into their first choice primary schools in the wake of emergency plans which were enforced to tackle the education crisis in Leeds.

Lucy Clement and the Fair Access Group demonstrating on the steps of Leeds Civic Hall in 2015 protest to the lack of school places in North Leeds.

Parents’ plea to back new primary as school places struggle continues

PARENTS have warned a critical shortage of classroom places has left pupils unable to get into their first choice primary schools in the wake of emergency plans which were enforced in an 11th hour bid to tackle the education crisis in Yorkshire’s biggest city.

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1,200 children in Leeds DON’T get first choice primary school

More than 1,200 children did not get into their first choice of primary school in Leeds, with 284 missing out on any of their chosen schools.

The  Brotherton Library at Leeds University.

Students pay almost £400k in library fines

universities in Leeds have made almost £400,000 from fining students for overdue library books in the past three years.

Queen Elizabeth II at the launch at Buckingham Palace, London of The Queen's Baton Relay for the XXI Commonwealth Games being held on the Gold Coast in 2018. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday March 13, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Commonwealth. Photo credit should read: Toby Melville/PA Wire

Week Ahead: What will make the headlines this week (beginning April 17, 2017)

Getting a handle on the week’s news headlines is no mean feat. Neil Hudson tries to get to grips with current and future trends and attempts not to drop the proverbial ball

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Fears over term-time holiday fines for parents of pupils with life-limiting conditions

Fears over term-time holiday fines for parents of pupils with life-limiting conditions

A charity has claimed that the parents of children with life-limiting illnesses in Leeds fear being fined for taking their youngsters on holiday during term-time.

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Leeds children are falling behind the pack on basic numeracy and literacy

Thousands of disadvantaged children in Leeds are languishing behind their peers in basic numeracy and literacy, new figures reveal.

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What are grammar schools?

Q&A: What are grammar schools and why have they been resurrected?

As the Education Secretary outlines the Government's vision for a new generation of grammar schools, we look at selective education and why debate rages around it.

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Justine Greening.

New grammar schools must take more pupils from poor families - Justine Greening

Education Secretary Justine Greening wants a new model of grammar schools to work for everyone, including children from "ordinary working families".
The old Kirkstall Brewery.

Leeds Beckett University loses £10 million insurance claim

Leeds Beckett University will not receive a pay-out from its insurance company following the demolition of crumbling student flats at its Kirkstall Brewery site.

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New 20mph speed zone at Leeds primary school approved

a new 20mph low speed zone and other traffic calming measures have been approved near West End Lane Primary School, Horsforth.


Three schools to be created in Leeds

Three new schools are set to open in Leeds next year, creating more than 1,700 new places for pupils, the Government has announced today.

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Principal of the new school, Justine Oldham.

New school to open in Chapeltown this year

AN ACADEMY trust which runs eight schools in Bradford has announced it will be opening a new school in Leeds this September.

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1,700 places will be created in Leeds after schools approved

More than 1,700 new places for pupils will be created in Leeds following the largest wave of free school approvals this Parliament.

Pupils reading comics at Leeds Free School in 1973. (YPN).

The highs and lows of teaching in Yorkshire the 1970s

Kath Padgett has been teaching for more than four decades and has written a book about her early days working in a West Yorkshire school in the 1970s. Chris Bond talked to her.

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Primary schools embrace academies programme

Primary schools across Yorkshire are embracing the academy programme and converting at a higher rate than ever before, new figures show.

Denis Hays was teaching at Greasbrough Primary School in Rotherham at the time of the 'study' (Google)

South Yorkshire teacher claimed he measured pupils' genitals for research

A former South Yorkshire teacher asked pupils to undress at his home and measured their genitals for what he claimed was a 'development study'.
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YEP Says: Will the journey to academisation pass the test?

INNOVATION is essential if our schools are to continue rising up national league tables – complacency is not an option after too many LEAs in this region presided over the stagnation of academic attainment.

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REVEALED: A quarter of Leeds schools no longer council controlled

Almost a quarter of schools in Leeds are no longer controlled by the council showing the startling growth of the academy programme in the city.

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