Academy attracts record numbers for September

When Cockburn John Charles Academy re-opens to students on Wednesday 4 September 2019 it will be to welcome the largest ever year 7 cohort, 270 students are expected to take up their places at the start of the new school year.

Executive Headteacher of the Cockburn Multi-Academy Trust, David Gurney said:

“The Cockburn brand has developed a reputation in the south Leeds area for high quality education and outcomes for all students, regardless of their starting points, and this reputation has enabled us to implement rapid improvements at Cockburn John Charles Academy through our focus on a transformation to excellence.”

Head of School, Siobhan Roberts added:

“This is a fantastic achievement for the academy of which the staff are justly proud. In the first two years since opening as Cockburn John Charles Academy, the support of the local community has been incredible and the uptake of places for September confirms this.”

The academy currently has a waiting list of students for this first time, and parents of students starting in year 6 in September are encouraged to attend the academy’s open evening on Wednesday 2 October to gain more information about the transition process for next academic year.


This post was written by Gary Mulcahy

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One Reply to “Academy attracts record numbers for September”

  1. All High Schools in the South have got more pupils this year and for the next few years because there are more pupils coming up from primary school . Plus there is not enough room for 270 pupils therefore ignoring Health & Safety standards.

    South Leeds life need to publish the article about the parent who glued himself to the school gates. Plus how all local primary schools have left the Cockburn trust because of unprofessional behaviours & bullying by the leaders.

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