Memories of the Leeds school with a view

This wonderful photo turns back the clock to life at a school with a playground view to remember.

Friday, 28th May 2021, 6:00 am
The view from the playground at St Benedict's R.C. Secondary School in June 1966.

St Benedict's R.C. Secondary School boasted views of Kirkstall Abbey and the Aire Valley.

It was opened in February 1965 and was a seat of learning for 390 boys and girls aged between 11 and 15.

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It drew its pupils from four parishes - Headingley, Bramley, Armley and Pudsey and was sited in a corner of 13 acres of ground overlooking Kirkstall Abbey and Bramley Fall Woods.

It was the third Roman Catholic secondary school to be built in Leeds since the war, the others being St Kevin's and St. John Boscoe. When this photo was taken in June 1966, a fourth, Corpus Christi was in the initial stages of construction.

The three-storey school is now demolished and housing with street names incorporating 'St. Benedict's' have been built on the site, which was on the Leeds and Bradford Road.

DID YOU ATTEND ST BENEDICT'S? Share your memories with Andrew Hutchinson via email at: [email protected] or tweet him - @AndyHutchYPN .

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