A plea is being issued for residents to help reduce the mountain of unnecessary paper and cardboard waste produced in the city each year. Last week Leeds City Council gave large sculpted letters to schools and businesses, including Hunslet’s The Ruth Gorse Academy and Broomfield South SILC in Belle Isle, which
The Ruth Gorse Academy in Hunslet has been graded as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in an inspection report released today (25 September 2017). The school, which opened three years ago and moved to its new home on Black Bull Street near the Royal Armouries last September, was graded outstanding across all
A teacher at Ruth Gorse Academy in Hunslet is running the Virgin London Marathon on Sunday (23 April 2017) for Barnardo’s. Will Shuttleworth, 37, from Beeston is aiming to raise £2,000 for the children’s charity which supports vulnerable children and young people. As well as running the marathon six foot
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.
Thirteen students from the Ruth Gorse Academy enjoyed the trip of a lifetime, skiing in America last month. To qualify for the trip the students had to be outstanding across all subjects, have at least 97% attendance and not have been in detention. They then had to write a Pride
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’
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
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
Parents of children in Year Six at Primary School have until the end of October to apply for a place at secondary school in Leeds. Ahead of that deadline two local academies are holding open days. The South Leeds Academy‘s open day runs on Wednesday (5 October 2016) from 3:30-6pm.
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