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Pupils star in their own film

schoolchildren took centre stage when they starred in their own film.

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1976: A-level students at Leeds Girls High School who will be reunited 40 years after leaving school.

Leeds pupils reunite after 40 years

a group of 50 former pupils of Leeds Girls’ High School will meet after 40 years at a reunion lunch this weekend.

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Liam Nolan.

Controversial appointment for Leeds school

A “superhead” who quit a troubled schools chain after a damning report identified financial irregularities has been appointed as the new headteacher at a Leeds school.

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Wakefield MP Mary Creagh

Wakefield MP to challenge ministers over future of ‘outstanding’ arts school

A West Yorkshire MP will tomorrow urge ministers to save an “outstanding” performing arts school from the threat of closure amid warnings it could “damage the life chances” of dozens of young people.

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New headteacher at Nightingale Primary Academy, Jack Sowter.

Ofsted success for new school

A £7.8m primary school which was built to help address a places shortage in a part of Leeds has been awarded a ‘good’ rating in its first Ofsted inspection.

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PIC: Alan Cross

Leeds golfers fight new ‘free’ school proposal for fairway land

Golf fans in Leeds fear that the hunt for a site for a new ‘free’ school in the north of the city could leave them without a practice pitch for the first time in almost a century - and pose a danger to schoolchildren based within yards of a busy fairway.

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D-Day looms for site of new Leeds free school at centre of pupil places ‘black hole’ controversy

The search for a suitable site for a planned new ‘free school’ in an area of Leeds with a severe shortage of pupil places looks to have been whittled down to two options,

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Bradley Lowery

Fury as pupils sent home from South Yorkshire school for shirt tribute to tragic Bradley Lowery on day of youngster's funeral

Parents have erupted in anger after pupils at a South Yorkshire school were sent home - for wearing shirts as a tribute to tragic youngster Bradley Lowery on the day of his funeral.

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Photo gallery: Year 6 Leeds primary school leavers

Chedck out our extensive photo gallery of Year 6 leavers from schools across Leeds.

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Aldi launch Britain’s cheapest school uniform

Budget supermarket Aldi has launched what could be Britain’s cheapest school uniform - which will see children fully-kitted out for only £3.75.

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Gledhow Primary School has slipped from 'outstanding' to 'requires improvement' after Ofsted inspection.
 Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe

YEP Says: Leeds school’s battle to restore its status

IT is worrying that a primary school which expanded its intake has slumped from outstanding to requires improvement, according to Ofsted inspectors.

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Ann Maguire was killed in April 2014.

Family of Leeds teacher murdered by pupils challenge ruling on inquest witness

The family of a teacher murdered by a schoolboy begin a High Court challenge against a coroner's decision not to call other pupils as witnesses at an inquest into her death.

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Detective Inspector Phil Jackson, at the scene on Wyther Lane.

Co-ordinated effort to alert ‘every family in Leeds’ to dangers of derelict sites after boy’s death

A co-ordinated effort to contact “every family in Leeds” to warn them over the dangers of using derelict sites as play areas is underway ahead of the summer holidays after a 14-year-old boy fell through a roof to his death.

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Gledhow Primary School in north Leeds.

Ofsted rating blow for Leeds school

A primary school which expanded to become a three-class intake from September last year to meet demand for pupil places in Leeds has seen its Ofsted rating downgraded from ‘outstanding’ to ‘requires improvement’ after a recent inspection.

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Temporary classrooms approved at Leeds primary

a MAJOR expansion of Greenside Primary School in Pudsey has begun, with the approval of the creation of temporary classrooms ahead of the main build next year.

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Teacher Michael Walker, of Gledhow Primary School, working with pupils at Summerfield Primary in Chatsworth, Durban, South Africa

Leeds teachers visit partner school in South Africa

A pair of jet-setting teachers have just returned from a visit to their north Leeds primary’s partner school 6,000 miles away in South Africa.

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Alison Rough the mother of tragic Katie Rough, pictured at her home at York. Picture: Simon Hulme

Mother of tragic Katie Rough in funds plea to home city of Leeds

The mother of tragic seven-year-old Katie Rough has urged the people of Leeds to show their support for a fundraising appeal launched in memory of her daughter.

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Pupils’ boost for charity

Students at a Pudsey school have helped to raise more than £2,000 for Yorkshire Cancer Research.

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Is the cost of going to university landing people into a lifetime of debt?

POLL: Are tuition fees too high? Most graduates will never pay off debt, study finds

Most graduates will still be paying off student loans into their 50s, and three-quarters will never clear the debt, a new probe has found.

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Simon Benn running confidence-boosting sessions for  Year 6 pupils at Five Lanes Primary School in Wortley ahead of the SATs. Picture Tony Johnson

‘SATs undermine children’s self confidence’, Leeds headteacher warns

a Leeds headteacher has warned that pupils’ self-confidence is being drastically undermined as controversial SATs test results were published yesterday

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