The school opened in July 1902 as the Southern Higher Grade school and became Cockburn in 1904, named after George Cockburn, a former chairman of Leeds School Board. It continued at the same site near the the corner of Dewsbury Road and Burton Road until the late 1980s when it relocated to the former Parkside Secondary School buildings on Gipsy Lane, where it is now Cockburn School, specialist school in the Performing Arts. READ MORE: 15 unseen photos of Beeston through the years LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook
1. Cockburn High
Pupils launched two young enterprise companies in February 1999. Pictured, from left, are Mark Williamson and Mathieu Ward with a logo of their company while Nicola Tansey and Adeeba Akhtar holding some of their hair products.
2. Cockburn High memories
Teacher Chris Butters takes a successful numeracy class in January 1999.
3. Cockburn High memories
Former pupil turned Bradford Bulls star Sonny Nickle returned to Cockburn tto present the U-13s RL team with their awards and the Dorney-Sheppard Cup. He is pictured presenting the cup to captain Michael Lyons.
4. Cockburn High memories
Stephen Byers the Minister for School Standards chats to parents and pupils during a visit in April 1998.
5. Cockburn High memories
Millionaire Alan Sugar visited young entrepreneurs at Cockburn High. Pictured, from left, are bean-bag makers Kirsty Coggill, Chris Holland, Becky Briggs, Emma Tetley and David Carr.
6. Cockburn High memories
Maths teacher Janet Jackson helps pupil Paul Brownidge during a lesson in January 1998. Photo: Dan Oxtoby