Leeds merger school gets new crest

The opening of the new Grammar School at Leeds is now a step closer after the unveiling of a new feature.

A specially-commissioned stone, in the shape of the Leeds Girls' High School Crest, has been placed alongside an existing Leeds Grammar School stone in a special ceremony.

Both stones are now fixed into the wall of the Porte Cochere at Alwoodley Gate to mark the merging of the two schools.

Paid for through fundraising, the stones also show the heritage of both schools.

At the same unveiling ceremony, pupils dedicated another stone to represent the newly merged school The Grammar School at Leeds.

Dr Mark Bailey, head of Leeds Grammar School, Sue Fishburn, head of Leeds Girls High School, and Shelagh Robinson, former pupil and vice president of the Old Girls Association, pictured, were at the event alongside pupils, staff, school governors and members of the Parents and Friends Association.

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