Tag: Ruth Gorse Academy

Two new schools announced for South Leeds

The Government’s Department for Education (DfE) has today (12 April 2017) given the go ahead for two new Free Schools in South Leeds. As we reported back in October 2016 that the Cockburn Multi Academy Trust plan to open a new secondary school, to be called the Laurence Calvert Academy.

South Leeds Roundup: Foam guns, fun fairs and mobile phones

Here’s your regular roundup of what’s making South Leeds tick on other websites, blogs and across Facebook and Twitter. We start this week down at The Works skate park in Hunslet. As well the many great things they do with scooters and skateboards, yesterday they held a ‘foam gun thunder’

South Leeds Roundup: Chefs, Champs and Choirs

Here’s your regular roundup of what’s making South Leeds tick on other websites, blogs and across Facebook and Twitter. We start this week in Belle Isle where the Little Chefs programme at Belle Isle Family Centre teaches children aged 5-11 and their parents to cook simple nutritious meals. The centre’s

Parents encouraged to apply for secondary school places

Are you the parent of a year 6 pupil? Don’t forget that the  deadline for you to apply for a secondary school place for September 2017 is midnight on Monday 31 October. Go to www.leeds.gov.uk/schooladmisisons and click on secondary admissions. Leeds City Council have also produced a video on secondary

The Ruth Gorse Academy opens its doors in Hunslet

It was the first day at big school as students and staff at the Ruth Gorse Academy swapped temporary classrooms for their new purpose-built accommodation in Hunslet. “Stunning”, “amazing” and “spectacular” were some of the comments from the group of school ambassadors. “Before we were in claustrophobic temporary buildings. This