Leeds nostalgia: Primrose Hill High School closure plan in 1987

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Plans to close a top performing Leeds high school were met with anger by pupils, teachers and councillors in Leeds.

Primrose Hill High, which opened in 1965, had more than 600 pupils and was hailed as an example of multi-cultural education at the time. It’s gymnastics squad had even appeared on TV and its pupils were praised for their good behaviour.

Leeds, 3rd March 1987

Primrose Hill High School

Under threat from teritiary plan.

Leeds, 3rd March 1987 Primrose Hill High School Under threat from teritiary plan.

Teacher/governor Gerald Harrison said: “I was horrified to hear of the closure proposal. From a moral, educational, community and every other standpoint, it is absolutely ridiculous to suggest closing it.” Leeds City Council was considering the closure plan as part of new ‘tertiary education’ provisions within the area.

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8th June 1972  Women's Circle cooking team.  Denise Creamer on the left.  Anne Wilkinson weilding the big wooden spoon.  Wendy Rix, standing by with the milk jug.

Leeds nostalgia: YEP Women’s Circle in the kitchen in 1972