Yorkshire academy chain defends spending more than £300,000 on IT deal with firm run by its own boss

AN ACADEMY chain in Yorkshire has paid close to £450,000 to companies belonging to its chief executive and his daughter, figures reveal.

Library manager Claire Marsh at the collection's present home.

Music library’s new home will strike a chord with the Leeds public

It’s a truly noteworthy collection that would be hard to fit on even the most powerful iPod.


New technical school in Leeds hailed as “huge step forward” for city

A NEW technical school in Leeds which aims to help produce a new generation of skilled engineers will be officially launched later this week .


Video: Oar-inspiring return for Leeds school’s Olympic hero

Olympic champion Paul Bennett paid a visit to his old school in Leeds where he advised students to “always try new things because you never know what you may end up achieving”.

Student and singer Megan Gray. Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe.

New awards to celebrate talents of Leeds students

The diversity of talent shown by students in Leeds will be recognised at the city’s first Specialist Institution Awards next month.

Leeds College of Music to open library to the public

Leeds College of Music to open library to the public

Record fans will have access to thousands of vinyl LPs when Leeds College of Music opens its huge library collection to the public.

Restart a Heart Day by Yorkshire Ambulance at Silcoates School.
Gabriella Scanlon and Jason Carlyon

Leeds pupils learn to restart hearts

More than 20,000 children at 106 secondary schools across Yorkshire were taught how to perform life-saving CPR as part of Restart a Heart Day

Leeds dyspraxia sufferers stars in educational video

Leeds dyspraxia sufferers stars in educational video

A young Leeds man whose schooldays were blighted by a condition that affects his co-ordination is the star of a new video made to raise awareness of the disorder.

Development company S Harrison has submitted a planning application to build a 209 bedroom student accommodation scheme close to Leeds city centre and just a short walk from both the University of Leeds and Leeds Beckett University.

Plan for 209-bed student flats block at Leeds city centre office site

A planning application has been submitted for a 209-bedroom student apartment block close to Leeds city centre.

PIC: Tony Johnson

YEP Says: Read all about it with our school literacy project

So ... what are your children reading this term?

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Pupils and parents make their way to school - but not by the usual transport mode.

Leeds pupils ditch the car for safety day

Pupils from a Leeds primary school have been exploring the benefits of car-free travel.

Pupils at Alwoodley Primary School taking part in last year's scheme.

Reading scheme gets top marks from schools in Leeds

Schools across Leeds are wasting no time in signing up to a Yorkshire Evening Post-backed education scheme.

Maura Kitson, a leader of history from The Farnley Academy.

Call to would-be teachers

A teacher is calling on people with the potential to teach to learn more about the profession.

121016   Pupils at Roundhay School  sign the girder before it is lifted into place on  The Pavilion at Roundhay School in Leeds as part of the 'topping out' ceremony.

Leeds pupils put their name to new school building

Children from Roundhay School have celebrated the final piece of steelwork going up for their new extension with a special ‘topping out’ ceremony.

Students are drinking themselves to oblivion.

Andrew Vine: Welcome to Leeds where students’ booze binge hangover may last lifetime

THE young woman sprawled on the pavement might have been crying because she’d grazed her knee as she fell, or possibly because the most hurtful injury was to her dignity.

MP Greg Mulholland

Schools risk becoming immigration offices, warns Leeds MP

Schools risk being turned into “immigration offices” by a Government data drive which calls on parents to disclose the country of birth of their children, a Leeds MP has warned.

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This Leeds Girl Can: University to host women’s sport workshop

This Leeds Girl Can: University to host women’s sport workshop

After an Olympics in which British female athletes excelled, Leeds Beckett University is looking to build on their legacy by hosting a touring workship.


Leeds free school is building for the future

A THROUGH AGE free school is undergoing a multi-million-pound expansion as it plans to start taking on pupils at both primary and secondary school age from next year.

Sir Alan Langlands. Photo: James Hardisty.

Leeds University chief says hundreds of EU staff need answers about long term future after Brexit

THE VICE CHANCELLOR of Leeds University has said hundreds of its employees from the European Union needed clarity on their futures and warned it had become more difficult to recruit top academics from Europe since the Brexit result.

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