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Leeds Grammar School
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Motto Nullius Non Mater Disciplinae (Nothing if not the Mother of Learning)
Established 1552
Type Grammar school
Headmaster Dr M. Bailey
Founder William Sheafield
Grades Ages 4-18
Location Leeds, United Kingdom
Newspaper Leodiensian
Merged 2005
Legally dissolved in 2005.

Leeds Grammar School was a independent school in Leeds established in 1552. In August 2005 it merged with Leeds Girls' High School to form The Grammar School at Leeds. The two schools will be physically united by September 2008. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... Events April - War between Henry II of France and Emperor Charles V. Henry invades Lorraine and captures Toul, Metz, and Verdun. ... Educational institutions are often categorised along several dimensions. ... A grammar school is a school that may, depending on regional usage as exemplified below, provide either secondary education or, a much less common usage, primary education (also known as elementary). Grammar schools trace their origins back to medieval Europe, as schools in which university preparatory subjects, such as Latin... Leeds is a major city in West Yorkshire, England. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Leeds Grammar School. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Events April - War between Henry II of France and Emperor Charles V. Henry invades Lorraine and captures Toul, Metz, and Verdun. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Leeds Girls High School (LGHS) is an independent, selective school for girls aged 3-19 in Leeds. ... Grammar School at Leeds is a grammar school in Leeds, United Kingdom, created in August 2005 from the merger of Leeds Grammar School and Leeds Girls High School. ...


The school was founded in 1552 by Sir William Sheafield to provide free, subsidised or fee-paying education to the children of the City of Leeds. Despite 1552 being the traditional date for the foundation of the school, there is some evidence to suggest that the school existed as early as 1341. In contemporary times, LGS is a selective, independent fee-paying school, (in the UK known as a or Private school), and was a member of the Governing Bodies Association and of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference. The School currently occupies 18.5 million pound modern premises in Alwoodley; which were formally opened in June 1998 by Lord Harewood. Events April - War between Henry II of France and Emperor Charles V. Henry invades Lorraine and captures Toul, Metz, and Verdun. ... Leeds is a major city in West Yorkshire, England. ... Events April - War between Henry II of France and Emperor Charles V. Henry invades Lorraine and captures Toul, Metz, and Verdun. ... Events The Queens College, a constituent college of the University of Oxford, is founded. ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local, state, or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... Alwoodley is a suburb of north Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, and is the citys richest and most wealthy area, and also one of the citys more affluent areas. ... Harewood House, the seat of the Earls of Harewood Earl of Harewood, in the County of York, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. ...

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History

Leeds Grammar School was founded in 1552, following the death of Sir William Sheafield in July 1552; who left £14 13s. 4d. in his will for the setting up of a school; "For all such younge scholars, youths and children as shall come to be taught, instructed and informed…". The date for the foundation of the shcool still remains in doubt to this day; with records indicating that there was a Grammar School in Leeds as early as 1341. The school's first site is originally thought to to have been in The Calls, by the River Aire, near the centre of the city. However, by about 1579 the school was in the New Chapel building at the head of Headingley Lane, where it remained until 1624.
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In 1624 John Harrison, a great Leeds benefactor, removed the school "to a pleasant Field of his own which he surrouded with a substantial Wall and in the midst of the Quadrangle built the present Fabrick of the school". Harrison's school was located on North Lane, on the site of the current Grand Theatre Leeds, and opposite St Johns Church. Through the years, the school grew steadily in numbers and in reputation. Harrison's building was added onto in the 1640's by a new Library, thanks to the endowment of Geoffory Lawson (Mayor of Leeds). The Lawson Library remains with the school to this day, making it the oldest library in Leeds. By 1857, the city of Leeds was growing dramatically due to the Industrial Revolution. The city conditions were dirty and Harrison's buildings inadequate for a Victorian education. Therefore in 1857 the decision was made by Rev. Alfred Barry (Headmaster) to move the school to new premises on Woodhouse Moor. The building, ecclesiastical in design, was opened in June 1859. The building was designed by Edward Middleton Barry, brother of the then headmaster, Dr Alfred Barry, after whom one of the eight houses was named. At that time the school roll numbers fewer than 100 boys and the buildings were planned for just 200.
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The school was in the Direct Grant scheme in the 1950s to 1970s, the Assisted Places scheme in the 1970s to 1990s. Throughout the 20th Century the school continued to expand; with the building of a new Swimming Pool, Sports Hall, Theatre, A.D.T Department, Assembly Hall and Classroom block. By the 1990s, the roll had risen to over 1100 boys, with the school operating on three separate sites. Despite continuous improvements to accommodate both increased numbers and the requirements of a contemporary curriculum, no further development of the facilities was economically viable without great detriment to the education of the pupils. On top of this, by 1997 the premises has been swallowed up by the Leeds University; therefore the decision was taken by the Governors and Leeds University to swap the Woodhouse Moor, Junior School and Lawnswood premises for a 138 acre site in Alwoodley to the North of Leeds. In September 1997, following 18.5 million pounds and three years of construction, Leeds Grammar School opened at it's new home in Alwoodley Gates. In 1999 the school passed into the 21st Century with the hiring of a new Headmaster- Dr. Mark Bailey. Following the continued shrinking of Leeds' child population, staff shortages and the need of Leeds Girls' High School for more adequate modern buildings the decision was taken to merge with Leeds Girls' High School in 2003. The school will physically pass out of existence at the end of the 2007/2008 academic year- despite being legally dissolved since August 2005. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ... Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ... University Tower, University of Leeds The University of Leeds (United Kingdom) is amongst the largest of British universities and the most popular by applicants, with 52,444 applicants in 2003 for 7,228 places (UCAS). ... University Tower, University of Leeds The University of Leeds (United Kingdom) is amongst the largest of British universities and the most popular by applicants, with 52,444 applicants in 2003 for 7,228 places (UCAS). ... Alwoodley is a suburb of north Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, and is the citys richest and most wealthy area, and also one of the citys more affluent areas. ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... Leeds Girls High School (LGHS) is an independent, selective school for girls aged 3-19 in Leeds. ... Leeds Girls High School (LGHS) is an independent, selective school for girls aged 3-19 in Leeds. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 2003 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Houses

Leeds Grammar school has eight houses named after notable benefactors of the school. This system dates back to 1924, with the original school houses being Clarell, Sheafield, Neville and Thoresby. Currently there are eight houses:

  • Barry- named after Rev Alfred Barry, phd, who planned the move of Leeds Grammar School to its site in Woodhouse Moor, which it occupied between 1859 and 1997.
  • Clarell- Leeds Benefactor and founder of the Clarell Chancellery.
  • Ermystead- Named after William Ermystead, who paid for the construction of the Lady Lane site in the 1590s.
  • Harrison- Named after John Harrison, benefactor of Leeds, who built the school it's third site on North Street. He was also a notable supporter of King Charles I throughout the English Civil War.
  • Lawson- Named after Godfrey Lawson, Mayor of Leeds, who endowed to the school the Lawson Library- the oldest Library in Leeds
  • Nevile- Notable Alumni of this house include Kaiser Chief lead singer, Ricky Wilson.
  • Sheafield- Named after William Sheafield, who is traditionally thought of as the founder of the school in 1552.
  • Thoresby (after Ralph Thoresby}.

There are many competitions throughout the school year, the most notable of these being Sports day & House music. Any house activity, be it a win or a draw, results in the acquiring of House Points. All eight houses compete throughout the year for the coveted Bailey Cup- awarded at the end of the year for the house with the most house points. Year 1859 (MDCCCLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ... Charles I King of England, Scotland and Ireland Charles I (19 November 1600–30 January 1649) was King of England, Scotland and Ireland from 27 March 1625, until his death. ... The English Civil War consisted of a series of armed conflicts and political machinations that took place between Parliamentarians (known as Roundheads) and Royalists (known as Cavaliers) between 1642 and 1651. ... Singer Ricky Wilson wasa member of the rock band The B-52s. ... Events April - War between Henry II of France and Emperor Charles V. Henry invades Lorraine and captures Toul, Metz, and Verdun. ... Ralph Thoresby (16 August 1658 - 16 October 1724), both at Leeds is widely credited with being the first historian of that city. ...


Departments & Faculty Heads

Considerable staff changes will take place in September 2008 following physical merger with Leeds Girls' High School. The current Senior Staff positions for academic year 2007/2008 are as follows: Leeds Girls High School (LGHS) is an independent, selective school for girls aged 3-19 in Leeds. ...

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Merger with Leeds Girls' High School

The school administration merged with Leeds Girls' High School in August 2005, however the schools will not physically merge until September 2008. At that time the Senior School (ages 11-18) and Junior School (ages 7-11) will remain at their present Alwoodley Site. The Infant School will move to the former LGHS site at Headingley alongside a new Nursery School. The merged school will be called The Grammar School at Leeds. The main Senior School site of Leeds Girls' High School will be sold to a private developer. Classes for girls and boys between the ages of 11 and 16 will remain segregated, but all extra-curricular activities will be mixed. Leeds Girls High School (LGHS) is an independent, selective school for girls aged 3-19 in Leeds. ... Alwoodley is a suburb of north Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, and is the citys richest and most wealthy area, and also one of the citys more affluent areas. ... Nursery can refer to: Nursery (children), a place for the temporary care of children in the absence of their parents Nursery (horticulture), a place where young plants or trees are raised Nursery, a place where immature stages of insects are reared Nursery school, a daycare facility for preschool-age children... Grammar School at Leeds is a grammar school in Leeds, United Kingdom, created in August 2005 from the merger of Leeds Grammar School and Leeds Girls High School. ...


The merger of the two schools has caused some controversy due to the expected increase in traffic levels at the Alwoodley site.[1]


Notable alumni

Alumni from Leeds Grammar School are called Old Leodiensians or "Old Leo's". Notable Old Leo's include:

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Other notable facts

  • William Sheafield gave £14 to set up Leeds Grammar School.
  • Serious consideration was given in the 1920s to move the school to Lawnswood- the current site of Leeds University's playing fields.
  • The 1997 Alwoodley Senior School building cost £18.5 million to build and contains the longest corridor in Europe.
  • The name The Grammar School at Leeds was given to the new merged school for its neutrailty, however, the name "The Free Grammar School at Leeds" was given to Leeds Grammar School throughout the 17th and 18th Century, albeit unofficially.
  • Ricky Wilson, ex-pupil of the school and Kaiser Cheifs lead singer, can be seen wearing a Neville House Tie in the original video of "I Predict a Riot".
  • Leodiensian, the school magazine, was founded in 1826 and is considered by many to be one of the longest running school magazines.

University Tower, University of Leeds The University of Leeds (United Kingdom) is amongst the largest of British universities and the most popular by applicants, with 52,444 applicants in 2003 for 7,228 places (UCAS). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Grammar School at Leeds. ... Singer Ricky Wilson wasa member of the rock band The B-52s. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Leeds Grammar School. ... The oldest surviving photograph, Nicéphore Niépce, circa 1826 1826 (MDCCCXXVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ...

External links

The Department for Education and Skills is a department in the United Kingdom government created in 2001. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Ban The School Run Cars Yorkshire Evening Post, June 2006

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